Of the approximately 16 billion mobile phones used worldwide, around 5.3 billion are expected to become waste this year, experts announced ahead of International E-Waste Day on 14 October. Only a small share of these phones will be properly disposed of, said the Brussels-based WEEE Forum, an umbrella organisation of e-waste extended producer responsibility (EPR) systems, and the UN Institute for Training and Research (Unitar) in Geneva. To illustrate this volume, the two organisations noted that the end-of-life phones, which have an average depth of 9 mm, would form a tower nearly 50,000 km high if stacked atop one another....
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