E-waste stands for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that has been discarded. It encompasses household or office items that have circuitry inside, or have electrical components drawing on a power supply.
E-waste is an escalating problem in our world as electronic goods have become increasingly affordable due to globalisation and technological progress. This translates into a staggering pace of increase in the generation of e-waste. Compounded by the arguably unethical methods of planned obsolescence, this waste issue will likely intensify in the coming years.
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