e-waste

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e-waste

Discarded electronics. Every year, there is an enormous number of computer and electronic devices that become obsolete and are thrown in the trash. Lead, cadmium, mercury and other toxic materials used in this equipment can contaminate the environment. It was estimated that between 2003 and 2010, more than three billion consumer electronic devices were discarded.

All over the world, recycling centers exist that handle e-waste properly, and people should dispose of old computers, phones, tablets and other electronics at such facilities. For a most unusual e-waste disposal story, see Apple 1.

E-waste

Electrical or electronic equipment that is redundant, broken, or unwanted. The equipment can become a hazard, as many components contain toxic materials that some parts of the industry are working to phase out.
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The Prime Minister's Office has issued the Notification on Results of Monitoring and Data Collection of Electronic Waste Recycling plants and Old Batteries throughout the country No.
The Gulf region's largest electronic waste (e-waste) processing plant is expected to come into operation in Oman's Salalah in Dhofar Governorate before the end of 2018, said a key executive associated with the venture.
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The Fremont County Solid Waste District Board of Directors has decided to stop charging for electronic waste, and will instead treat it like other recyclables.
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Manila: The Philippines is faced with a mounting problem of electronic waste and it is only a matter of time before the effects of toxic materials dumped in the environment affect human and animal life.
meters will have to have a special space for keeping electrical and electronic waste, while municipalities will have to have at least one collection center for this kind of equipment per 30,000 citizens," said the head of the Sector for Waste Management at the Environmental Protection Office, Ana Karanfilova-Maznevska.
An advanced bin exclusively for electronic waste which will be placed in public places such as parks, DM centers, commercial centres and cooperative societies.
NEW YORK -- Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation's leading recycler of electronic waste, announced today that it has officially opened its New York City offices.

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