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Editor’s Pick: World Cup to boost TV e-waste

As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil this week, plenty of Brazilians without tickets are at home watching the action on new televisions.


As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil this week, plenty of Brazilians without tickets are at home watching the action on new televisions.

Quartz.com reports the demand for newer and bigger TVs has spiked during the months leading up to the tournament and Brazil’s National Association for Electronics Producers expects to sell 16 million TVs this year. To compare, Brazillians bought 12.2 million televisions in 2010 to watch the last World Cup, held in South Africa. 

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