E-waste versus Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) correlations - e-waste estimates are often too high for less saturated markets. No e-waste Generated data are available for countries with GDPs of less than 15,000 USD per Inhabitant.
Data refers to domestic generation only, thus excluding import and export of EEE, e-waste, components and fractions.
The definitions of EEE and e-waste include all EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive categories and products, including ALL professional, ALL B2B and ALL small appliances.
The country-level data are derived from the overall global correlations.
Country-specific factors like cultural attitude towards consuming and discarding EEE are not taken into account. *Sources for these calculations are:
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