Telecommunications and ICT equipment are the major contributors to the e-waste due to the heavy usage of mainframes, personal computers (consisting of a CPU, screen, keyboard, mouse and other peripherals), laptops, tablets, printers, scanners, equipment of networking, mobile phones, DVDs, UPS, radio, television, video recorders, camera, audio amplifiers, hi-fi systems, and numerous other instruments of music . Apart from this, another type of e-waste is generated from the official electronics including the photocopy equipment, electronic typewriters, calculators and telephones.
The contribution of appliances is also considerable as they are differentiated among two categories, large and small. Large household appliances include refrigerators and freezers, dish washers, washing machine, equipment of cooking, microwaves, ovens, electric hot plates, heating appliances, electric radiators and fans, air conditioner, chimney, ventilating and conditioning equipment, major heating beds, furniture and rooms appliances. While the small appliances in very household consist of the carpet sweepers, toaster, vacuum cleaners, toasters, water dispensers, hair cutting and drying appliances, electric teeth brush, electric knives, clocks and other appliances that are employed for knitting, sewing and weaving .
Consumer equipment covers the machines for milling, grinding, cutting, drilling, processing metal, woods and more materials. Nailing, screwing and nail removing tools are also within this category type along with soldering tools and gardening equipment. Leisure and sport equipment involve electric toys, video games, computers for diving, running and biking and other electric sports equipment. Lighting as generally and widely used worldwide consists of florescent tubes and lamps, discharge lamps of high intensity along with other equipment of home automation and light controlling. Medical equipment that is widely used in local clinic and hospitals are scanners, equipment for radiotherapy, cardiology, dialysis, nuclear medicine, lab equipment for diagnosis. This is further inclusive of other detection, prevention, monitoring, and treatment and alleviating illness based electric appliances . Batteries are also commonly contributing factor inclusive of nickel, lead and cadmium batteries. This is not limited to the discussed items as there are automatic dispensers used for hot and cold drinks, cans, money counting machine and various other automatic functioning products.