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Current Trends, Future Direction, and Enablers of e-Waste Management in the UK

  In the modern world, electronic garbage, or e-waste, poses a serious problem. The lifecycle of electronic equipment is getting shorter due to the rapid growth of technology, which is causing an increase in the production of electronic waste. E-waste management has grown in importance in the United Kingdom (UK), inspiring initiatives from the public and private sectors to solve it. This article looks at the enablers, future directions, and existing trends in UK e-waste management.   Current Trends:   1.    Rising E-Waste Generation: In the UK, the number of electronic devices—such as computers, tablets, and smartphones—has steadily increased, contributing to the development of e-waste. As to the garbage Electrical and Electronic Equipment ( WEEE ) Regulations, the United Kingdom produced over 1.53 million tonnes of electronic garbage in 2020; it is anticipated that this amount would increase in the upcoming years.   2.    Legislative Framework:   Tight restriction