(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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OpenStax College. 2012. The Environment and Society. Connexions, June 4, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42937/1.2/).