The discarded, obsolete, broken or unused electrical or electronic devices are described as e-Waste, e-Scarp, Electronic waste or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Once this e-Waste comes to the open environment, it causes water, soil and air pollution and the devices are burnt to get at the precious metals like gold and copper.
Circuit board contains metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury cannot be decomposed in landfills, penetrating potentially toxins into soil and underground aquifers. If these toxins are not disposed of properly, these toxins can make their way into food and cause health problems. Major percent of water used in Ajman comes from underground water sources that can be contaminated by improper disposal or recycling. The recyclable e-Waste includes
Major part of water used in UAE comes from underground water sources that could be contaminated by improperly disposed electronics.
Recyclable e-waste includes mobile phones, CPUs, monitors, laptops, printers, tablets, , TVs, stereos, scanners, copiers, fax machines and other electronics.