Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their useful life. Because technology advances at such a high rate, many electronic devices become “trash” after a few short years of use. In fact, whole categories of old electronic items contribute to e-waste such as VCRs being replaced by DVD players, and DVD players being replaced by blu-ray players. E-waste is created from anything electronic: computers, TVs, monitors, cell phones, PDAs, VCRs, CD players, fax machines, printers, etc.
Solving the E-waste Problem
(StEP) is an international initiative, created to develop solutions to address issues associated with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Some of the most eminent players in the fields of Production, Reuse and Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), government agencies and NGOs as well as UN Organisations count themselves among its members. StEP encourages the collaboration of all stakeholders connected with e-waste, emphasizing a holistic, scientific yet applicable approach to the problem. Read More at Wikipedia
Below is the list of well-known Companies offering services for recycling e-waste,
– You can help reduce e-waste and protect the environment with Dell technology recycling offered around the globe. Dellwere the first computer manufacturer to ban e-waste export to developing countries. Check http://www.dell.com/recycle for more information.