Electronic Waste – or e-waste – is the term used to describe old, end-of-life electronic appliances such as computers, laptops, TVs, DVD players, mobile phones, mp3 players etc. Technically, electronic "waste" is the component which is dumped or disposed or discarded rather than recycled, including residue from reuse and recycling operations.
Recycling of used lithium batteries has primarily focused on extracting active metal cobalt (Co) and lithium (Li).
According to E-Waste Market in India 2015-2019 research, the need to prevent biological hazards is one of the major trends upcoming in this market. Indians become richer and spend more on electronic items and appliances, computer equipment accounts for almost 70% of e-waste material, followed by telecommunication equipment (12%), electrical equipment (8%) and medical equipment (7%). Other equipment, including household account for the remaining 4%. As a whole any entrepreneur can venture in this project without risk and earn profit.