It is estimated that 50 million tonnes of electronic waste - or e-waste - was generated globally in 2018, half of which comprised personal tech devices.
Irish people recycled 15 million electrical items last year.
The Great Bulb Exchange has just been launched by WEEE Ireland in association with the Irish lighting industry and hardware stores.
Irish people have recycled more than 75m electrical waste items in the last decade — which works out at about 70 items per house.
TAKE a look around the kitchen, the garage and, most certainly, the attic and you’ll definitely spot some used electrical items that have been lying there for ages.
Ireland is making inroads on its electrical recycling targets.
They may have crushed our Euro 2012 hopes but Ireland has beaten Spain in one European clash — recycling.
IN the five years since electrical and battery recycling began, Ireland has become one of the EU’s top electronic recycling nations.
CONSUMERS recycled 6.9 million television sets, washing machines and light bulbs last year — the equivalent of five kettles for every person in the country.
I REFER to your editorial headlined ‘Appliance disposal - consumers again bear the brunt’ (Irish Examiner August 12).
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