(noun) Waste created from broken or obsolete electronics.
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.
- Word origin of “e-” and “waste” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of E-waste
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “e-waste.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 22, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
e-waste. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 March 22, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“e-waste.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/e-waste/>.