Commonly referred as e-scrap or e-waste, the Electronic Scrap includes discarded electronic parts like stereos, batteries, DVDs, computer hard disk, cell phones or television accessories. This type of scrap is recycled as part of solid waste management process. It contains heavy as well as toxic materials like cadmium, mercury, lead, flame protected chemicals and chromium that tends to pollute environment. On the other hand, recycling of Electronic Scrap promotes recovery of valuable metals present in the scrap. As part of its reprocessing technique, it goes through steps like sorting, dissembling, reduction of size, separation of non metallic parts and so on.
- The e-waste is recycled to produce plastic items like trays, metal products like steel and glass like front screen of computer monitor and television.
- This scrap is sorted on the basis of its toxic content.
- Useful for recovery of precious metals present in scrap
- Accessible in different specifications