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Issue 05/2018

Managing hazardous substances

IECQ helps manufacturers and suppliers with their hazardous substance management processes

Take a moment to think about the number of electronic devices you’ve acquired in your lifetime. Can you remember all the computers, tablets, phones, game consoles, cameras that passed through your hands at some point? Not to mention the electric toothbrushes, microwave ovens, hair dryers that you discarded because newer, smarter, more powerful models were launched and you thought you absolutely had to upgrade! Do you ever stop to think that all these devices that you enjoyed for a while only to be replaced by the next generation are your (small) contribution to the ever growing pile of electronic waste (e-waste)?