Maria Gabriela Ensinck is an independent journalist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has more than 15 years experience in print, online and radio media, covering Economy, Business, Science, Technology, Health, Environment, Innovation, Sustainability and Gender issues.
Every year, the world discards approximately 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) enough to fill Manhattan with Eiffel towers of scrap. Only 20% is formally recycled. According to the WEF (World Economic Forum), this presents a wasted opportunity worth over u$s 62.5 billion per year, more than the GDP of most countries.