06/29/2020 | News release | Archived content
Are you familiar with e-waste? Can you think of how e-waste is a part of your life? E-waste, or electronic waste, is the popular term loosely used for electronic products nearing the end of their 'useful life.' Common e-waste products include TVs, VCRs, printers, computers, monitors, cell phones, and copy machines.
Rapid advances in technology and an expanding demand for new features accelerate the obsolescence of 'old' electronics, increasing the volume of e-waste. Constant turnover can result in improper disposal, which leaves tons of salvageable materials such as precious metals, plastics, and glass, as well as hazardous chemicals, in landfills.