E-Waste

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E-Waste Management and Handling Rules
E-wasteis a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their useful life. E-wastes are considered dangerous, as certain components of some electronic products contain materials that are hazardous, depending on their condition and density. The hazardous content ofthese materials pose a threat to human health and environment. Discarded computers, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, fax machines, electric lamps, cell phones, audio equipment , other Electronic Itemsand batteries if improperly disposed can leach lead and other substances intosoiland groundwater. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled in an environmentally sound manner so that they are less harmful to theecosystem.