The United National Environment Program (UNEP) says “Electronic waste (or eWaste) is becoming an increasingly pressing problem in developing countries as sales of electronics surge and enforcement of environmental laws remains lax…”
(Source : http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2010/02/22/tech-e-waste-report.html)
What is eWaste?
Wikipedia.org defines eWaste or Electronic Waste as discarded computers, office electronic equipment, entertainment device electronics, mobile phones, television sets and refrigerators. This definition includes used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal. Others define the re-usables (working and repairable electronics) and secondary scrap (copper, steel, plastic, etc.) to be “commodities”, and reserve the term “waste” for residue or material which is dumped by the buyer rather than recycled, including residue from reuse and recycling operations. Because loads of surplus electronics are frequently commingled (good, recyclable, and non-recyclable), several public policy advocates apply the term “e-waste” broadly to all surplus electronics. Cathode ray tubes (CRT) are considered one of the hardest types to recycle. CRTs have relatively high concentration of lead and phosphors (not to be confused with phosphorus), both of which are necessary for the display. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) includes discarded CRT monitors in its category of “hazardous household waste” but considers CRTs that have been set aside for testing to be commodities if they are not discarded, speculatively accumulated, or left unprotected from weather and other damage. (Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_waste)
Servus Technologies, Inc. acknowledges the problem of electronic waste by simply throwing out your old electronic devices. Our response to this call is to promote ReCycle-ReFurbish-ReUse.