Amount of e-waste that end up in garbage has increased dramatically

Most of the e-waste produced by developed countries ends up in sub-Saharan African nations, or in poor Asian and Latin American countries, which are themselves struggling to manage their own e-waste.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Workers dismantle CD players at a workshop in Guiyu, Chaoyang district of Guangdong province in China.

New research suggests the amount of electronics that end up in the garbage around the world has increased significantly. 

In east and southeast Asia alone, it has grown by two-thirds between 2010 and 2015. 

TRT World's Sourav Roy takes a look at what's fuelling the e-waste pile-up worldwide, and where it all goes.