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LHA

The following graphs and the table show the material composition of four e-waste categories in %.

 

LHALHA

 

Material Large household appliances Small household appliances ICT and consumer electronics Lamps
Ferrous metal 43 29 36 -
Aluminium 14 9.3 5 14
Copper 12 17 4 0.22
Lead 1.6 0.57 0.29 -
Cadmium 0.0014 0.0068 0.018 -
Mercury 0.000038 0.000018 0.00007 0.02
Gold 0.00000067 0.00000061 0.00024 -
Silver 0.0000077 0.000007 0.0012 -
Palladium 0.0000003 0.00000024 0.00006 -
Indium 0 0 0.0005 0.0005
Brominated plastics 0.29 0.75 18 3.7
Plastics 19 37 12 0
Lead glass 0 0 19 0
Glass 0.017 0.16 0.3 77
Other 10 6.9 5.7 5
Total 100 100 100 100

 

Source: Empa

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