FT Rethink

Can we avoid drowning in a sea of e-waste?

Nic Fildes - Telecoms Correspondent, Financial Times

Nic Fildes

Telecoms Correspondent, Financial Times

 

The world produces around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste every year and that number could double by 2050. As the Financial Times’s Nic Fildes explains, we need to extract e-waste’s valuable elements more efficiently and refine the second-hand market in the items themselves. Most importantly, consumers must demand more durable products and stop constantly upgrading them. 

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