'E-waste' means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in
part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well
as rejected from manufacturing, refurbishment and repair
E-waste, such as cellphone, laptop, CPU, contains harmful
chemicals such as lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium,
beryllium or brominated flame retardants.
If not controlled it led to environmental damage .
Informal recycling and inappropriate disposal of e-waste involve
significant risk to health of workers and society. Care must be
taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaking
of materials such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator
IT E-Waste is a subset of E-Waste and covers the following IT equipments