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What is E-Waste?

E-waste, as it derives meaning from its name, includes the broad spectrum of electronic appliances, products, components, and accessories that - due to malfunction, exhaustion (batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes), or obsolescence have been discarded. This new form of waste is now one of the fastest growing waste around the world and needs serious action today.

E-waste, is the by-product of the technological revolution. When disposed off in a landfill, it becomes a conglomeration of plastic and steel casings, circuit boards, glass tubes, wires, resistors, capacitors, fluorescent tubes, and other assorted parts and materials. It is both valuable as a source of secondary raw material, and toxic if treated and discarded improperly.

What We Recycle?

CRT Monitors

CRT monitors and TVs contain and average of 4 pounds of lead each. Excessive lead and other toxins pose a problem in landfills because they can leach into groundwater or, in the case of a lined landfill, force expensive leachate treatment. In combustors, the lead winds up on the ash residue, which in turn disposed of in landfills. Lead exposure ahs been linked with learning disabilities, behavioral problems and at very high levels, seizures, coma and even death.


Most printer cartridges are easily recycled, refilled or re-built. But printer vendors sell the printer cheap, and make their real money selling supplies. The right environmental solution is to sell new cartridges with a postage paid mailer for returning the old one. Some advanced companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, have been known to do this especially for laser printers.

Air Conditioners

Mostly, old refrigeration equipment contains Freon, a chemical known as a Chlorinated Fluorocarbon or CFC Each molecule of a CFC can destroy over 100,000 molecules of the earth's protective ozone coating, leading increased risk of sunburn, cataracts and skin cancer for the entire population of the planet (human and animal).

Electronics Batteries

These batteries are mainly used in computer, camcorders, laptop and cameras, lithium ignites when in contact with water and has been notorious for causing serious fires.


Washing Machines