What is e-waste

What is e-waste

Published on:Jun 03, 2021

The electronic products which doesn’t work, or nearly soon going to end up like your Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, and more.

Well, ‘E’ in the e-waste stands for electrical or electronic equipment that you need to discard after certain time.

Now, one of the biggest challenge that one has to face in past is how they can dispose the unwanted electronic waste in 1970’s. However, a lot of things has been changed and today decomposing electronics is quite easy task.

An e-waste is particularly dangerous as it contains toxic chemicals and can naturally extract from the metals inside in case buried.

List of Common E-Waste Items:-

1. Home Appliances

  • Microwaves
  • Home Entertainment Devices
  • Electric Cookers
  • Heaters
  • Fans

2. Communication and Information Technology Devices

  • Cell Phones
  • Smartphones
  • Desktop Computers
  • Computer Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Circuit Boards
  • Hard Drives

3. Home Entertainment Devices

  • DVDs
  • Blu Ray Players
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • Video Game Systems
  • Fax machines
  • Copiers
  • Printers

4. Electronic Utilities

  • Massage Chairs
  • Heating Pads
  • Remote Controls
  • Television Remotes
  • Electrical Cords
  • Lamps
  • Smart Lights
  • Night Lights
  • Treadmills
  • Fit Bits
  • Smart Watches
  • Heart Monitors
  • Diabetic Testing Equipment

5. Office and Medical Equipment

  • Copiers/Printers
  • IT Server Racks
  • IT Servers
  • Cords and Cables
  • WiFi Dongles
  • Dialysis Machines
  • Imaging Equipment
  • Phone & PBX systems
  • Audio & Video Equipment
  • Network Hardware (i.e. servers, switches, hubs, etc.)
  • Power Strips & Power Supplies Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS Systems)
  • Power Distribution Systems (PDU’s)
  • Autoclave
  • Defibrillator