Assessing the World’s Growing E-Waste Problem (.PDF Download)

Aug. 30, 2023
A mounting problem around the globe, e-waste continues to stack up in the world’s landfills. Here’s what some companies, universities and governments are doing about it.

Any unwanted electronic device or cathode ray tube (CRT), e-waste is produced by households, businesses, governments and industries around the globe and often contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury. Plasma TVs, LCD monitors, laptops that include LCD monitors, printers, VCRs, cell phones and radios are just some of the main culprits that are adding to the world’s growing pile of e-waste.

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