Electronic waste (or e-waste) is a catch-all phase used to describes discarded electronic, electrical or battery-operated goods. Typically, items include computer equipment, appliances, tools and a vast range of electronic items.
E-waste is generated from homes and offices at a rapidly growing rate. Waste items may or may not be in working order and range from large items such as white goods, smaller appliances e.g. irons, toasters, hairdryers, power tools, etc. to all sorts of electronic items such as computers, mobile phones, televisions and radios.