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If you are a journalist, reporter, editor, or producer, we hope that you will find the links below to be helpful.

For further information or assistance, please contact a member of the UNU Office of Communications in Tokyo or connect with the UNU institute that covers your particular area of interest.


Recent and archived UNU press releases.


UNU in the news; selected articles from the global press see here:

Reuters, UK (via The Daily Mail
Repair, refurbish, reuse: call to arms for electronics giants

India Today, India
Do you know what happens to your discarded electronic wastes?

Spiegel, Germany
Weltbevölkerung produziert 50 Millionen Tonnen Elektroschrott – im Jahr

LaVanguardia, Spain
La ONU reclama acciones contra la plaga mundial de la basura electrónica

Heise Online, Germany
UN-Organisationen warnen vor Tsunami aus Elektronikschrott

Agence France Presse, France
War declared on world’s growing e-waste crisis

LaVanguardia | Vida
Spanish: ONU y Foro proponen una “economía circular” para la basura electrónica

Agencia EFE, Spain
Portuguese: ONU e Fórum Econômico Mundial propõem economia circular para lixo eletrônico

The Independent, UK
World throwing away £50bn of electrical waste every year, UN warns

The New York Times Magazine
World throwing away £50bn of electrical waste every year, UN warns