Commercial Guidelines for Electronics Scrap were developed to provide industry-wide quality standards. These standards will facilitate commodity transactions domestically and internationally. Transactions covering shipments to or from other countries may be in accordance with these standards and may be modified by mutual agreement between Buyer and Seller.
EOL Electronic Products are either obsolete for their intended purpose or no longer useful by the current user and lack any significant market value as an operational unit. These products are represented by any of the following categories of electronic products:
IT and telecommunications electronic equipment including:
Centralized data processing:
- Printer units
- Personal computing:
- Personal computers (CPU. mouse, screen and keyboard included)
- Laptop computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included)
- Notebook computers
- Notepad computers
- Copying equipment
- Electrical and electronic typewriters
- Pocket and desk calculators
- Other products and equipment for the collection, storage, processing, presentation or communication of information by electronic means
- User terminals and systems
- Pay telephones
- Cordless telephones
- Cellular telephones
- Answering systems
- Other products or equipment for transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications.
- Radio sets
- Television sets
- Video cameras
- Video recorders
- Eli-h recorders
- Audio amplifiers
- Musical instruments and other products or equipment for the purpose of recording or reproducing sound or images, including signals or other technologies for the distribution of sound and image by telecommunications
Toys, leisure and sports electronic equipment including:
- Electric trains or car racing sets
- Hand-held video game consoles
- Video games
- Computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc.
- Sports equipment with electric or electronic components
- Coin slot machines
Medical devices (except all implanted and infected products and radioactive components) including:
- Radiotherapy equipment
- Pulmonary ventilators
- Nuclear medicine
- Laboratory equipment or in-vitro diagnostics
- Fertilization tests
- Other appliances for detecting, preventing, monitoring, treating, or alleviating illness, injury or disability
Monitoring and control instruments including:
- Smoke detectors
- Heating regulators
- Measuring, weighing or adjusting appliances for household or as laboratory equipment
- Other monitoring and control instruments used in industrial installations (e.g. Ira control panels)
E-Recycling is any process by which End-of-Life (EOL) electronic products which would otherwise become solid waste are collected, separated, reused or processed and returned to use in the form of raw materials or products.
Demanufacturing is the process of separating EOL electronic products (electronic materials) into metallic and non-metallic parts that can be reused or recycled.
Dismantler is a person who engages in the manual demanufacturing of EOL electronic products (electronic materials) to reuse or recycle components and commodities contained within.
Dismantling is the manual demanufacturing of EOL electronic products (electronic materials) to reuse or recycle components and commodities contained within.
Processor is a person who engages in the mechanical demanufacturing of EOL electronic products (electronic materials) to reuse or recycle various commodities contained within.
Processing is the mechanical demanufacturing of EOL electronic products (electronic materials) to recover various commodities contained within.
Broker is a person who engages in the buying, selling, and trading of electronic products (electronic materials) without demanufacturing.
Brokering is the buying, selling, and trading of electronic products (electronic materials) without demanufacturing.