What is E-Waste and Why Is It a Problem?

What is E-Waste and Why Is It a Problem?

E-waste, or electronic waste, refers to the collection of all kinds of electrical materials and equipment like TVs, computers, mobile phones, and stereos.

In layman’s term, e-waste is anything electronic that is no longer in use because it’s broken, old, or just not in use anymore.

The accelerated growth in the electronic gadgets and devices market is one of the factors in the fast accumulation of non-biodegradable trash.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) notes that there was a 22% growth in Information and Communications Technology from 2000 to 2005. Major countries like China and the USA were the major contributors to the large amount of e-waste, which emits toxins into the environment including arsenic, lead, and mercury.

And only 12.5% of e-waste is being recycled.

eWaste Direct is dedicated to diverting electronic waste from landfills by offering multiple Bay Area drop off locations and free pick up service for residential and business customers.

Call us at (877) 437-9558 or fill out the form to schedule your free e-waste pick-up service in the Contra Costa and Alameda counties