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Repair, Reduce, Reuse: Strategies to Address the Mounting E-Waste Recycling Challenge

  Introduction: Recent years have seen a significant increase in electronic trash, or e-waste , as a result of the rapid advancement of technology and the ensuing surge in electronic consumption. Electronic devices that are discarded, including computers, mobile phones, televisions, and other devices, are referred to as e-waste. The improper management of electronic waste can give rise to a number of hazards for both the environment and human health, as it comprises hazardous substances like lead, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants. To reduce the harmful consequences of e-waste, repair, minimisation, and reuse are crucial strategies to put into practice.   Repair: Repairing electronic equipment is a crucial tactic for extending its lifespan and reducing the need for regular replacements. However, because to the present practice of planned obsolescence, in which manufacturers create products with limited lifespans, repairing electronic devices has grown more challen