While reusing plastic, glass and metals has become the norm, less thought is given to recycling electronic items. The term electronic waste refers to any electronic device that is no longer wanted or has become obsolete. Electronics classified as e-waste can either be in perfect working condition or be unusable.
Think about how many people ditch their old mobile phones for the newer model or how frequently they discard an old TV for a sleeker, more powerful one. Owing to rapidly changing technology, the rise of disposable income, and easy availability of electronic products, large amounts of e-waste are produced every year.
The good news is that it’s easy to manage e-waste.