In everyday life, electronic device usage is regularly increasing; simultaneously, it is also increase e-waste. According to a report of Alliedmarketresearch, the global e-waste management market size will reach USD 143,870 million by 2028. Although, an increase in the demand for rare metals is becoming the source of re-use in another production. 

What Are E-waste and Its Types?

E-waste is unwanted electronic items and not worth using, such as computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines that people use in daily life. The United States Environmental Protection Agency report classifies e-waste into ten categories such as:

  1. Large cooling household appliances (cooling and freezing)

  2. Small household appliances

  3. IT equipment (Computers, monitors, laptops)

  4. Consumer appliances (Televisions, Setup Boxes, and AC)

  5. Lamps and luminaries

  6. Medical devices

  7. Toys

  8. Tools

  9. Monitoring and controlling instruments 

  10. Automatic dispensers

The above list is the types of e-waste people use in different segments. Here are some devices that are considered electronic waste.

Devices That Become E-waste

Here we’ll give you an overview of the devices that fall under the category of e-waste. Here’s the list of the appliances. 

Home Appliances

  • Refrigerators


  • Microwave Oven

  • Washing machines

  • Home air conditioner

  • Electric stove

  • Home theatres

Communication and Information Technology Devices

  • Mobile phones

  • Desktop computers

  • Laptops

  • Printers

  • Hard Drives

  • Circuit boards

  • Memory Chips

Electronic Utilities

  • Remote controls

  • Fans

  • Smartwatches

  • Heart monitors

  • Treadmills

Medical Equipment

  • Copiers/Printers

  • IT Servers

  • Cords and Cables

  • Autoclave

  • Power Strips and Power Supplies

  • Imaging Equipment

  • Defibrillator

  • Dialysis Machines

So, these all are the devices that become e-waste, and the list is unending. Here we listed the general types of items people use in daily life and learned some interesting facts about e-waste:

  • Global e-waste increased between 2009 to 2014, as per the United States report. The figure reached 53.6 million tons of e-waste.

  • According to the EPA, the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a single year by recycling 1 million laptops.

  • According to a report by the United Nations, in 2019, only 17.4% of e-waste was dumped.

  • According to Allen, if the recycling rates of gold, silver, and platinum increased to 100% from 15%, 15%, and 5%, respectively, the electronic sector could get $12 billion of financial and natural capital benefit.

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Benefits of E-waste Recycling

Here are the benefits of e-waste and how they help shape humankind.

  1. Recycling e-waste helps to save the environment from harmful materials. For example, a laptop battery is made of components that include metal compounds, ferrous metal, aluminum, copper, graphite, and plastic. All these Li-ion batteries are decomposable with the right process. 

  2. Decreases the mining of renewable resources that are re-used to make new devices. Examples of re-usable materials are copper, gold, platinum, and palladium.

  3. Proper recycling of e-waste helps to reduce air pollution from toxic gases. Rather than burning e-waste directly, recycling the waste helps to ensure that poisonous gases are in the air.

  4. IT companies get benefits from disposing of unwanted electronic devices as ITAD disposition companies become a one-stop solution to all your requirements.

This is almost basic information about e-waste to give you’re a brief idea of it. If you are looking for e-waste disposal in Gujarat, connect with us. We are one of the leading e-waste collection services in Ahmedabad

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The good thing about e-waste is it’s easily recyclable. Recycling electronic waste becomes a help to protect the environment and remove the headache from companies and government institutes. When electronic devices are recycled, they can be reused to develop new products. So, this becomes a win-win situation for everyone.

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