WHAT IS E-WASTE?
E-Wastes or electronic wastes are broken, spent, obsolete and unwanted electronic and electrical products requiring disposal.
An E-Waste, also referred to as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), if improperly managed, such as through improper dismantling, burning or disposal can result in the release of harmful chemicals into the environment, among which is Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs).
PBDEs are a class of chemicals that are used as flame retardant in electronic and electrical products, like TVs and laptops. They are also used in other easily combustible products, like furniture, mattresses, textiles, vehicle polyurethane foams and plastic parts, and others.