How much e-waste is exported?

There have been no precise studies of exactly how much e-waste the U.S. exports to developing nations but industry experts estimate that of the e-waste that recyclers collect, roughly 50-80 % of that ends up getting exported to developing nations. That would mean that we export enough e-waste each year to fill 5126 shipping containers (40 ft x 8.5 ft). If you stacked them up, they’d reach 8 miles high – higher than Mt Everest. Most of the time this toxic e-waste ends up in landfills damaging the ecosystem or are found handled and disposed of unsafely by the people of that country, most often China or India.