E-waste items list
What is E-waste?
As the world becomes more and more digital, the amount of electronic waste (e-waste) is increasing at an alarming rate. In 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimated that there was 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste generated globally. This is expected to increase to 52.2 million metric tons by 2021.
E-waste is defined as any item of electrical or electronic equipment that is no longer working or wanted. This can include items such as computers, mobile phones, TVs, printers and microwaves.
While some e-waste can be recycled and reused, a large proportion of it ends up in landfill sites where it can cause environmental damage. When e-waste is dumped in landfill sites, toxic chemicals can leach into the soil and ground water. This can cause problems for both humans and wildlife.
There are a number of ways to reduce the amount of e-waste produced each year. One way is to recycle old electronics. Many countries now have e-waste recycling facilities where items can be taken and recycled.
Finally, we can all help to reduce e-waste by being more careful with our electronic devices. We should think about upgrading our devices less often and disposing of them properly when we do no longer need them.
If we all take steps to reduce our e-waste, we can help to protect the environment and make sure that valuable resources are not wasted.
A green environment starts with your actions!