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WHY e-WASTE IS A PROBLEM?

Serious problem not only  quantity but also toxic ingredients (such as Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr, brominated flame retardants (BFR)) which create occupational and environmental health threats and hazards.

E-waste contains over 1000 different substances many of them are toxic and creates serious pollution problems upon landfilling/burning.

Life span of EEEs is shrinking&obsolescence rate is increasing.

Replacement of EEE’s are easier/cheaper than repair them.

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