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Unused smartphones weigh more than 54 Boeing 747-8 airplanes

Unused smartphones weigh more than 54 Boeing 747-8 airplanes

In recent years, the appetite for buying and selling refurbished smartphones has grown considerably. But the number of handsets lying dormant in our closets and drawers is dizzying. According to a recent study covering 27 countries worldwide, the cumulative number of shelved cell phones per capita accounts for some 23,964 tonnes of e-waste – equivalent to more than 54 Boeing 747-8 airplanes.

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