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e-waste

Definition of E-waste

(noun) Waste created from broken or obsolete electronics.

Example of E-waste

  • 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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Cite the Definition of E-waste

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “e-waste.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

e-waste. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “e-waste.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“e-waste.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/>.