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Electrical Waste

What Is Electrical Waste?

What Is Electrical Waste?

The EPA defines electrical waste as “used electronics that are close to the end of their useful lives and are discarded or donated or given back to a recycler.” This includes computers, mobile devices, appliances, hardware for home entertainment, and medical equipment. Anything that contains electronic components is considered e-waste.

While it is easy to define what electronic waste is, it’s far more complicated to sum up the complexity of the many issues that surround it. Special interest groups, private industry and governments have been focusing on reducing e-waste globally and managing the many challenges of electric disposal and/or recycling. There are many reasons to implement solutions. However, many people are not able to see the impact of these issues on their lives. This is why international efforts are often blocked at grass root level. More…