Electronic waste or simply E-waste is the term referred for the broken, outdated or discarded electronic devices. Examples of e-waste are the discarded computers, televisions, mobile phones, unusable/thrown out resistors, capacitors, ICs, PCBs, breadboards, wires, bulbs, pen Drives, CDs etc.
E-wastes contain metals, poisonous chemicals, complex molecules and heavy metals that can cause hazards. As most of the wastage is dumped in landfills, the poisonous chemicals can seep in through to the ground water hence contaminating it. In many parts of the world the e- waste is burned instead of dumping which releases heavy metal gases and other mono oxides in air therefore polluting it.
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