E-waste that is recycled is not typically made into electronics again. The metals, plastics and packaging on electronics are usually stripped and turned into a varity of products including: automotive catalytic converters, plumbing faucets and piping, gold or silver jewelry, garden furniture, license plate frames, non-food containers and replacement automotive parts. However, raw plastics and metals can be turned into basically any product.
In the sense that parts of the e-waste stream are either refurbished or existing old units are in good working condition and/or repaired and then reused by low-budget organizations, yes.
I don’t think we take advantage of this process enough. We used to use slow computers all the time no reason why we cant send our old electronics to places that need them more than we do.
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