RICTEC provide safe, secure, cost effective and environmentally conscious e-waste recycling solutions.
Electronic waste, "e-waste" or "Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment" ("WEEE") is a waste type consisting of any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance.
Used semiconductor, IC and computer chips can contain important and sensitive data.
We provide solutions to help your company properly dispose these ewaste so your data and intellectual properties are protected.
Examples of elements in bulk: lead, tin, copper, silicon, carbon, iron and aluminium.
List of examples of devices containing these elements
Almost all electronics contain lead & tin (as solder) and copper (as wire & PCB tracks), though the use of lead-free solder is now spreading rapidly.
* Lead: Solder, CRT Monitors (Lead in glass), Lead-acid battery
* Tin: Solder
* Copper: copper wire, Printed circuit board tracks
* Aluminium: nearly all electronic goods using more than a few watts of power (heatsinks)
* Iron: Steel chassis, cases & fixings
* Silicon: glass, transistors, ICs, Printed circuit boards.
* nickel & cadmium: Nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries
* Lithium: Lithium-ion battery
* Zinc: plating for steel parts
* Gold: connector plating, primarily in computer equipment
* Americium: Smoke alarms (radioactive source)
* Germanium: 1950s & 1960s transistorised electronics (transistors)
* Mercury: fluorescent tubes (numerous applications), tilt switches (pinball games, mechanical doorbells)
* Sulphur:Lead-acid battery
* Carbon: Steel, plastics, resistors. In almost all electronic equipment.
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