Whether we are technology addicts or not, rapidly changing and developing electronic goods constitute a new type of waste that is growing in globally: electrical and electronic, or e-waste.

Together, all countries produced 44.7 million tons of e-waste in 2016, while Turkey consumes more than 400,000 tons annually, or the equivalent to 13.4 pounds (6.1 kilograms) per person, according to the World Economic Forum and European Union.

“The figures tell us a fact: Manufacturers aim to produce new and refurbished electronic products that can catch the attention of customers, but this is not consistent with the idea of sustainability

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