Electronic waste or e-waste is a phrase used to refer to all manner of electronics gadgets and gear, such as TVs, radios, refrigerators, microwaves, digital watches, computers, printers, scanners, cameras, notebooks, lighting bulbs, mobile phones and their accompanying peripherals which are left unusable for one reason or another and wind up being dumped into the environment.
Waste is among the causes of pollution. Aside from visual contamination a number of these components and parts of the electronic equipment, such as cathode ray tubes, feature dangerous chemicals like lead that if left untreated in the surroundings might make their way to human ingestion resulting in ill effects on health.
Recycling thus prevents this from occurring and also goes a step towards developing a cleaner environment not as likely to the probability of damaging chemical exposure to individuals.
Waste is recycled at a two step procedure; treatment and sorting.
Sorting is the comprehensive separation of the bulk of digital waste into different substance types, such as: plastics, plastics, wood, glass, rubber and so forth.
Treatment is the real processing of those groups or groups of sorted digital waste, typically by different processing entities for every category of substance or element.
E-waste processing techniques
Plastics are melted down and remade to other articles.
In creating of cathode ray tube monitors glass out of cathode ray tubes is reused. (Cathode ray tubes contain large levels of lead that is highly poisonous )
Mercury, a widespread noxious substance is generally expressed and reused in dental clinic whilst phosphorus acquired from bulbs is used to make fertilizer.
Part elements such as hard disks that are produced from aluminum are smelted and the alloy ingots used in creating vehicle parts.
There are certain machine components which are expressly delivered back to the producer for recycling, such as printer cartridges cartridges. Here we see that recycling doesn’t necessarily mean consciously doing the treatment of this digital waste but might also be about sending and disposing off the parts back to the maker.