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What is Meant by E-pollution? - Environmental Studies

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What is meant by E-pollution?

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  •  E-waste is a term used to cover almost all types of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that has or could enter the waste stream. It includes televisions, computers, mobile phones, fridges, washing machines, dryers, home entertainment and stereo systems, toys, toasters, kettles – almost any household or business item with circuitry or electrical components with power or battery supply.
  •  E-waste is now the fastest growing component of the municipal solid waste stream because people are upgrading their mobile phones, computers, televisions, audio equipment and printers more frequently than ever before. The problem is that much of these equipment’s is ending up in landfills or overseas and is contaminating the environment.
Concept: Definition, Sources and Effects of E-Pollution
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