Types of Domestic Waste in HICs

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  • Created on: 02-05-16 11:24

Electronic Waste

50 million tonnes per year

Products containing electrical parts

Have to be dismantled and often contain mercury

Examples: phones, computers

Often discraded while still in working order to be replaced by updated versions

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White Goods

Domestic appliances

Often bulky waste

Examples: fridges, freezers, washing machines

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Primary - Wrapping and containers.

Secondary - Larger boxes and cases for distribution.

Transit - Pallets, cardboard and plastic wrapping for transport.

Examples: Plastic, card

Plastics are popular because they are robust, light and energy efficient.

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