What happens to your computers, MP3 players and cellphones when they’re broken or you want a new one?
Most people just throw them away. In 2014, people around the world produced 41.8 million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) and only recycled 6.5 million tons, the United Nations said. The US was the biggest waster, producing 7.1 million tons of waste. China ranked second, with 6 million tons.