Good article on the BBC website today
The e-waste research organisation Material Focus calculates that at least 500,000 tonnes of the waste were thrown away, stolen or hoarded.
Its latest study suggests un-recycled household electricals cost the UK over £370m a year in lost materials like gold, copper, aluminium and steel.
This is important because mining the metals leads to pollution.
It also harms wildlife and fuels climate change.
Full story available here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53418758