What is E-scrap?

Cell phones, tablets, televisions, computers and other electronic devices are everywhere, and consumers are replacing and updating their electronics with increasing frequency.  Worn out or obsolete electronics are generally referred to as “e-scrap”.  Unfortunately, e-scrap can contain hazardous components that necessitate proper recycling and disposal practices.  Here are some common electronic products that may contain hazardous materials:• Older (cathode ray tube) computer monitors and televisions contain leaded glass. • Printed circuit boards contain lead, chromium, cadmium and sometimes mercury.• Batteries can contain lead, mercury and cadmium.• Electronic switches, lighting devices and flat screen displays can contain mercury.• Older televisions, electrical appliances and computers can contain Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).

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