Not to mention the long list of pollutants, leading all electronic waste (e-waste):
Lead: in solder, CRT Monitors (Lead in glass), in cathode ray tubes and lead-acid batteries.
Copper: Copper wires on printed circuit boards
Aluminum in cabinets and as heat sinks
Iron: steel housings.
Silicon: crystals, transistors, printed circuit boards
Nickel: in rechargeable nickel-cadmium
Cadmium in circuit boards and semiconductors, in rechargeable nickel-cadmium
Lithium: Lithium Batteries
Zinc Electroplating of steel
Gold: coating connectors.
Germanium: In the 50s and 60s it was in electronic transistors.
Mercury in switches and covers, fluorescent
Sulfur: Lead-acid Batteries
Carbon: Steel, plastic, resistors. In almost all electronic equipment.
Arsenic cathode ray tubes oldest
Antimony trioxide as flame retardants
Bromo: in polychrome covered roofing flame retardants, cables and circuit boards
Selenium in circuit boards as power supply rectifier
Chromium in steel as corrosion
Cobalt in the steel structure and magnetivity
Electronic waste can be reused, and are ideas like this where you come from nothing green businesses, involved with the environment and environmental care, which in the future will be responsible for delaying the recycling process. Because one does not usually throw away a twin, I usually kept, but not used, for many years.
In our forum, we try to strengthen it every day. We want people and organizations to contact each other in order to reuse the most of any object or material, technological trash, clothes, furniture, whatever. No matter who donate, the important thing is to have donations of things, and no matter who needs it, what matters is that you get to reuse what is donated, before ending with a recycling center or worse, in a landfill.
Do not forget stopping by the forum and discuss your ideas, or needs.
Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the biggest ecological problems and you all know it, because every house has one or more computers that are no longer used and televisions and all sorts of useless artifacts.