Computers, mobile phones, portable consoles and electronic gadgets that fascinate and dazzle our youths and indeed, our general population are all powered by the technological breakthroughs in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“EEE”) industries.
More importantly, the EEE industries contribute to sustaining our very way of life, in small ways such as powering household appliances, to the intricate systems used in governing and ensuring the safety of our very world.
What happens though, to all these gadgetry once the next generation product arrives to take its place? What do we do with the excesses of our affluent lifestyle, once today’s ‘IT’ product becomes tomorrow’s E-waste?
In landfills, E-waste represents 2% of trash but equals to 70% of overall toxic waste.