e-waste

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.
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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 facility will utilise state-of-the-art reclamation technology which surpasses EU standards for e-waste.
Dubai Industrial Park today officially inaugurated the world's largest integrated electric and electronic waste (e-waste) recycling facility 'The Recycling Hub' by Enviroserve.
Moreproblematically, thecomposition of waste isshifting from biodegradableto non-biodegradable waste.Information andCommunication TechnologyOfficer of the Department ofInformation Technology andTelecom (DITT) DamchenZangmo said electronicwastes from public officesare currently surrendered tothe Department of NationalProperties.To properly managee-waste, the DITT underthe Ministry of Informationand Communications wassupposed to outsourcehandling of e-waste to aprivate entity starting 2018.However, the ICT officersaid the department is notable to recruit a privatefirm as of now due to lackof expertise and knowledgein the field and lack offinancial resources.
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