WEEE WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) or WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) are waste equipment, electronic products at the end of life or in any case no longer used by consumers. This category includes PCs, displays, telephones, integrated circuits, etc.The production of WEEE is associated with technological innovation and the growth of demand in the electronic sector. The decrease in the life time of the equipment, combined with inadequate awareness on the part of consumers, play a fundamental role in increasing the production of WEEE. The problem is particularly acute in developing countries, as the amount of WEEE produced is positively correlated with economic development. Expect rapid growth in WEEE production in these countries over the coming...

Plastic Plastic materials are widely used in everyday life and their presence is found in fabrics, electronics, hygiene products and packaging. Synthetic plastics are made up of artificial or semi-artificial organic compounds. The properties of mechanical strength, flexibility and durability have made plastics an indispensable material for society. However, they pose several environmental problems:Their transfer to the landfill determines the exhaustion of the same with a consequent increase in disposal costs;Their incineration produces toxic substances and greenhouse gases that contribute to pollution and climate change;The plastic accumulates in the oceans, and the products they generate by fragmentation (microplastics) have been found in many parts of the planet where they have...

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