With the advancement in technology, global demand for electrical and electronic equipment has increased dramatically. Drastic innovations have shortened the life of these products which has, in turn, exponentially increased the generation of waste from electrical and electronic equipment and global production is expected to continue to accelerate in the near future. Currently, more than REDACTED metric tons per year of electrical and electronic waste are being generated globally with a major share originating in Europe, the U.S., and Asia-Pacific region. However, in the next decade, China, Eastern Europe, South America and several countries in Africa and theMiddle East are expected to become
significant electronic waste producers. In Asia-Pacific region, it is expected that the production of electrical and electronic waste will increase by REDACTED between 2017 and 2022 while in Europe this percentage is expected to reach REDACTED.