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What is the graph unit?

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I think it’s kg/capita

For the US:

(6.9×1000000×1000)÷(32.82×10000000) = ~21
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U.S. e-waste / U.S population = 0.0210 tonnes = 21.0 kg So I guess kg/person

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What’s e-waste?

Raton_en_Criss
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E-waste are electronics that are thrown out

Electronic waste, so things like computers, phones, tablets, etc.

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this isn’t a terribly helpful graph as it is now, because it’s impossible to tell how much of this comes from different things like hand-help electronics like phones and laptops, home appliances and most importantly electric cars, being the most popular in nordic countries, which could count as a lot of e-waste…

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Why shouldn’t those things be included exactly?

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i’m not saying these should be excluded, but rather that the graph should somehow indicate these things

for example, a person X in some country might be buying a 100 gram smarphone every year for ten years and change three gasoline cars in that period, which would result in a kilogram of e-waste, whereas a person Y in some different country could be using a single smartphone for this entire period and a single electric car in that period, which would result in a 2001 kilogram of e-waste

this creates a false impression that a person X is less wasteful, i.e. this graph should be adjusted for the sources of e-waste

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