Aside from the obvious security issues associated with simply throwing your e-waste into the bin, there are also major environmental impacts too. Almost all electronics are filled with chemicals like lithium that are highly toxic and will leak into the environment over time.

On top of the chemicals, most electronics are also made with plastic or have a number of plastic components that will never break down in typical landfill. That alone should be a major driver for you to recycle your e-waste.

We’ll take a look below at the types of e-waste you’ll find in your home, what chemicals you might find hiding inside and how to correctly dispose of these items without causing any harm to your local environment or adding to landfill.

Rapid Growth of E-waste

On a global scale, the challenges that come from the improper disposal of e-waste are some of the most difficult to solve. As consumers purchase more electronics than ever before governments and councils are findin