Spain ranked fifth in Europe for electronic waste

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Spain is the fifth largest producer of electronic waste in Europe, according to the latest United Nation’s Global E-waste Monitor 2017 report.

Old electronics, such as mobile phones and computers, make up the bulk of electronic waste. In 2017 just under 200,000 tonnes of waste was collected for recycling in Spain, around 21% of the total. In total, 930,000 tons of electronic waste is produced in Spain per year.

Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy all have higher levels of electronic waste, with Spain coming in fifth.