E-waste not, want not

According to the EU directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment, the following constitutes e-waste: • Large household appliances (ovens, refrigerators) • Small household appliances (toasters, vacuum cleaners) • Office and communication (PCs, printers, phones, faxes) • Entertainment electronics (TVs, stereos, portable CD players) • Lighting equipment (mainly fluorescent tubes) • E-tools (drilling machines, electric lawnmowers) • Sports & leisure equipment (electronic toys, training machines) • Medical appliances and instruments • Surveillance equipment • Automatic issuing systems (ticket-issuing machines)