Electronic Recycling is the enterprise of converting discarded electronics into scrap and marketable electronics. There are 4 distinct groups involved in this process.
· eWaste Generators – These are consumers (organizations and individuals) who discard unwanted electronics
· eWaste Collectors – This is an organization that collects and processes eWaste on a local scale. (ESF is among these)
· eWaste Aggregators – This organization receives eWaste from Generators and Collectors with the intention of forwarding it to a Material Processor. These usually operate on a regional scale.
· Material Processor – This is an organization that takes a specific type of eWaste and uses it as raw material to manufacture a marketable product. (Examples: Metal foundries) These operate on a regional or national scale.