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Fewer than 3 computers per 1,000 people in Africa

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There are fewer than 3 computers per 1,000 people in Africa. UN African Recovery Report

Mobile phone waste

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"Research suggests that there are over 20 million redundant mobile phones in the UK..."

Estimated 315 million obsolete computers in the United States

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"By 2004, there will be an estimated 315 million obsolete computers in the United States. Since fewer than 10 percent of the high-tech machines are now recycled, most of them will be destined for landfills or incinerators".

Obsolete computers

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"Twenty million PCs become obsolete in the U.S. each year...in Africa there are only three computers for every 1000 people."

Obsolete computers

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"Between 1997 and 2007, nearly 500 million personal computers will become obsolete - almost two computers for each person in the United States."

Telephone usage

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" There are more than 600 million telephone lines today, yet almost half the world's population has never made a phone call."

Two million working Pentium PCs end up in landfill

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"Two million working Pentium PCs end up in landfill sites in the UK every year."

Wasted computers

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Every year in the UK over 3 million fully functioning computers are thrown out and most of them end up in landfill sites, and it is estimated that over 50 million are dumped throughout the world. But even today there are still 40% of UK households that do not have a computer, which means that...

Wasted computers

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"Two million working Pentium PCs end up in landfill sites in the UK every year."

Obsolete computers

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"Over 20 million personal computers became obsolete in 1998, but only 13 percent were reused or recycled."