- Prof. Abubaker Alsideg Mergani.
- Dr. Anas Latif.
- Dr. Mamoun Suliman.
Definition of the electronic waste and its various types (lead, cadmium, mercury…).
* In the US in 2005, 42 million computers were discarded.
* E-waste constitutes 40 percentage of lead and 60 percentage of heavy metals in landfills.
* Rapid technology change is increasing the consumption of electronic equipments which means more electronic waste and generation of more hazardous materials.
* Both types of e-waste have raised concern considering that many components of such equipment are considered toxic and are not biodegradable.
* Responding to these concerns, many European countries banned e-waste from landfills in the 1990s.
* The difficulty with electronic waste and many other products is that they are made from a huge range of component materials that are useless for further manufacturing until the product is dismantled and the component materials are separated – often a very difficult and expensive process.
* Electronic waste is the fastest growing component of municipal waste worldwide with 20-50 million tones generated annually.
* Finding new methods and locations to dispose of this waste is becoming problematic.
* E-waste is laden with toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium that can leach into water, soils and the atmosphere, posing significant environmental and human health risks (like: cancer, neurological and respiratory disorders, and birth defects).
* Most developing countries lack the waste removal infrastructure and technical capacities necessary to ensure the safe disposal of hazardous waste.
* The problem remains acute in developing countries, however, where people are more likely to live in close proximity to a landfill.
* 25 to 75 percent of used electronics shipped to developing countries are obsolete.
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