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WHAT IS E WASTE
E-waste, as it’s popularly known, includes the broad spectrum of electronic appliances, products, components, and accessories that - due to malfunction, exhaustion (batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes), or obsolescence have been discarded. This new form of waste is now one of the fastest growing waste streams around the world and needs imperative action today.
E-waste, is the by-product of the technological revolution. When disposed off in a landfill, it becomes a conglomeration of plastic and steel casings, circuit boards, glass tubes, wires, resistors, capacitors, fluorescent tubes, and other assorted parts and materials. It is both valuable as a source of secondary raw material, and toxic if treated and discarded improperly.