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Degradable waste : New Way Of Disposal

 

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source: Forbes

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As we all know that there has been a tremendous increase in usage of electronic devices such as smartphones, home appliances, laptops, wearable devices etc. on a daily basis. This increment in the use of electronic devices has led to the large accumulation of electronics waste which are not biodegradable.

A Survey carried out by United Nations Environment Program reported that almost 50 million tons of waste were piled up in 2017. The stats show that it was 20% higher than it was in 2015.

Stats also show that 89% of the young adults aged between 18 to 29 owns a smartphone and 30% of them upgrade their phone every 2 years.

United Nations Environment Programme has estimated that humans will generate more than 50 million metric tons of electronic waste by the end of 2018.

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