The global quantity of e-waste generated in 2014 was 41.8 Mt. This was 5.9 kg for each inhabitant (Global e-waste monitor, 2014, Baldé, Wang, Kuerh and Huisman). In Morocco, the total e-waste in 2014 was 121 000 T (3.7 kg/ inh) with an expected annual growth of 10 to 15%.
All electronics and electric wastes contain toxic substances and hazardous materials such as mercury or lead that could contaminate the air, the water and the soil. As a consequence, untreated electronic wastes have major impacts both on human health and on environment.
By recycling properly electronics, natural resources, precious metals (gold) or base metal (aluminum, copper) are conserved rather than landfilled. In Fact, consumer electronics contain materials that are highly recyclable like aluminum, copper, silver or plastics.
It also contributes to reduce methane and carbon emissions, which prevents global warming and protects the environment.
All those actions concur to protect the planet and to tackle climate change issues.