What is e-waste?

What is e-waste?

2021-05-21 18:13:16

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
  • FitBits
  • 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

Leftover ‘New’ Technology

Currently, a growing amount of the e-waste doesn’t considered as the products which stops working. The speed with which modern technology is growing sooner or later the electrical devices that are working considered as the obsolete.

One such example is VCR players that is replaced by DVD player and now DVD players are get replaced by Bu-ray players. Overall, if anyone thinks he can create something better version, then they contribute to the e-waste.

5 Ways to Safely Dispose your Electronic Waste

Here are the ways to safely dispose your e-waste that you’ve quite a few recycling options.

  • Always give our E-Waste to a Certified Recycler The thing which you need to keep in mind when it comes to electrical waste is always give E-Waste to a Certified Recycler. You can find the e-waste recycler by Basel Action Network or BAN. So, working alongside a certified recycler means that you don’t have to worry about polluting.
  • Sell Outdated Technology This can help you get rid out of the old electronics. Find some of the website which can help you sell your old electronic devices. Apart from that, you can also sell the old electrical on electronic shops.
  • Give Old Electrical Stuff to Companies and Earn Drop Off Points You can find a lot of companies which gives you exchange points when you drop off your old gadgets. A few recycling companies like Nintendo, Xbox and more give you these types of offer. You can ask our local electronics shops regarding this as well.