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# e-waste

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# e-waste
Data concerns are deterring people from recycling tech products, research finds
WEEE Ireland figures for the last three years also reveal that for every 10 new tech products sold in Ireland, only four are eventually coming back for recycling.
Last year
# e-waste
E-waste warning as record number of electrical items recycled
WEEE Ireland’s annual report reveals that it collected 18.7 million waste electrical items last year.
All time
# e-waste
Almost 12 million small appliances were recycled in Ireland last year
Enough iron for 2.5 Eiffel towers and enough copper for 27 Statues of Liberty was recovered.
# Smartphones
EU passes deal on universal mobile phone charger
Under the provisional deal, mobile phone and smartphone makers will have to provide a standard battery charger that can fit any device.
# Tech Specs
International standards group pushes for universal laptop charger
The IEC aims to reduce e-waste created by chargers, which is said to exceed half a million tons each year.