What is “E-Waste”?
E-waste is an ever-growing popular, yet informal name for a variety of electronic products that have met the end of their “useful life”. This includes computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, cell Phones, VCRs, stereos, copiers, fax machines and so on. It is not surprising that electronic discard is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s trash, already consisting of 5% of the total trash volume. Alarmingly, these figures don’t include what is nearly an additional 75% of old electronics that are stuck in storages due to lack of understanding of proper management and disposal of e-waste.