Beware of E-Waste

Waste recyclers from Linis-Ganda partners in Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig and Quezon Cities join the EcoWaste Coalition’s educational event at the Quezon City Hall that brought to light the many dangers of discarded electrical and electronic products or e-waste. According to the EcoWaste Coalition, seemingly harmless electrical appliances, devices and gadgets contain loads of lead, mercury and other heavy metals, flame retardant substances and other chemical compounds that pose real health risks, especially if improperly disassembled, recycled or disposed of. The event is part of the EcoWaste Coalition’s ongoing outreach to the informal waste sector that seeks to promote the recyclers’ health and safety from hazardous chemicals.