The Global Transboundary E-waste Flows Monitor 2022

The transboundary movement of e-waste topic has found its way into the public perception via various alarming reports, however, the facts on the quantities and trade routes have not yet been researched at a global level.

The Transboundary E-waste Flows Monitor quantified that 5.1 Mt (just below 10 percent of the total amount of global e-waste, 53.6 Mt) crossed country borders in 2019. To better understand the implication of transboundary movement, this study categorizes transboundary movement of e-waste into controlled and uncontrolled movements and also considers both the receiving and sending regions.

Of the 5.1 Mt, 1.8 Mt of the transboundary movement is shipped in a controlled manner, and 3.3 Mt of the transboundary movement is shipped in an uncontrolled manner, as used-EEE or e-waste may favour illegal movements and which poses a threat to managing e-waste.

Other E-waste Data Resources

The Global E-waste Monitor 2020

• E-waste Monitor 2014: Quantities, Flows and Resources

Global E-waste Monitor 2017

• E-waste Monitor 2017: Quantities, Flows and Resources

Global E-waste Monitor 2014

• E-waste Monitor 2014: Quantities, Flows and Resources

Regional E-waste Monitor for Latin America 2022

• Regional E-waste Monitor for Latin America 2021

Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab States 2021

• Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab States 2021

Regional E-waste Monitor CIS + GEORGIA 2021

• The Regional E-waste Monitor CIS+GEORGIA 2021

Regional E-waste Monitor Asia 2016

• Regional E-waste Monitor 2016: East and Southeast Asia

E-waste in Latin America

• eWaste in Latin America 2015: Statistical analysis and policy recommendations. Download on: https://www.gsma.com

• The Dutch WEEE Flows 2020: What happened between 2010 and 2018?