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Electronic Waste

Electronic waste (e-waste) is the 'fastest-growing waste stream in the world' (World Economic Forum, 2019). 50 million tonnes of e-waste was generated in 2018, with a majority of 82% disposed at landfills. E-waste includes household appliances such as fridges, air conditioners, microwaves, washing machines, televisions and computers; commercial appliances such as dispensers and cash machines; lamps and luminaries; automotive scraps; consumer electronics such as phones, laptops, chargers, earplugs and headsets; as well as smaller items such as batteries, thumb-drives and sim-cards. E-waste contains harmful materials such as lead, cadmium and beryllium. For e-waste, our ZappWaste facilitates recycling as precious metals are recovered in their elemental forms. 

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