(noun) “[T]he disposal of broken, obsolete, and worn-out electronics” (OpenStax College 2012).
Example: The upgrading of personal electronics and the ubiquitous nature of electronic devices in society creates a large amount of e-waste.
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- Plural: e-wastes
- Where the disposal of e-waste occurs is sociologically interesting because of concerns over environmental racism.
- King, Leslie, and Deborah McCarthy. 2005. Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
- Lehmann, Steffen, and Robert Crocker. 2012. Designing for Zero Waste: Consumption, Technologies and the Built Environment. London: EarthScan.
OpenStax College. 2012. The Environment and Society. Connexions, June 4, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42937/1.2/).