Clinical Waste Management

What Is Clinical Waste?

The Definition

Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Electronic scrap components, such as CPUs, contain potentially harmful components such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants.

Additional Information

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

With the passage of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, certain portions of the electronic waste stream are defined and the systems to recover and recycle them will be administratively regulated beyond the universal waste rules that apply to material handling.

The Recycling Guide On E-Waste

"Electrical Waste Is One Of The Biggest Threats To The Environment In The Digital Age."

Supporting Documents

Supporting document created by BBC Three Team on E-Waste information

Supporting Documents

Supporting document from BBC news on E-Waste - Where electrical get dumped

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