The environmental issues of electronic waste

E-Waste is any broken or unwanted electrical device, and is currently the most rapidly-growing type of waste.

If you just throw away any electronic waste with the regular trash, it usually ends up in a landfill. Most electronics contain non-biodegradable materials, and heavy metals and toxic materials like cadmium, lead and mercury.

Over time, these toxic materials can leak into the ground, where they can contaminate the water supply, the environ and the wildlife in the area. Many European countries have even banned electronic waste from their