What you need to know about e-waste
Technology has become such an integral part of our daily lives that our daily technological conveniences, such as smartphones and laptops, are becoming increasingly indispensable.
But what happens to these devices when we no longer need them?
Mountains of discarded electronic devices have surfaced around the world. In 2016 alone, 44.7 million tons of e-waste, the weight of about 4,500 Eiffel Towers, was produced globally.
The problem with electronic and electrical devices is that they become hazardous if they are disposed of inappropriately.
The need for consumers to be aware and do their part to recycle their e-waste through proper recycling channels has never been more pressing. Hence, the importance of first understanding exactly what e-waste is.