What is Electronic waste or e-waste?
E-waste refers to electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life”. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are also considered e-waste.
What are the examples of electronic waste?
Personal computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard etc.), laptop computers, printers, networking equipment, scanners, mobile phones, UPSs, radio sets, television sets, video cameras, video recorders, printer.
Why recycling e-waste is important?
When electronics end up in landfills, toxics like lead, mercury, and cadmium leach into the soil and water. More than 20 million tons of e-waste are produced every year. Americans alone generate about 3.4 million tons of e-waste per year.