That theoretical line of trucks is the distance from New York to Tokyo and back again. All that trash was estimated to be worth $52 billion. What's more, only 16 percent of all items were recycled.
Kitchen, laundry and bathroom equipment such as microwaves, dishwashers and washing machines made up the majority of the dumped goods. Smaller electronic goods including mobile phones, personal computers and printers only made up 7 percent of the dumped e-waste.