ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular

56 SCRAP SPECIFICATIONS CIRCULAR 2022 Guidelines for Electronics Scrap Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. Guidelines for Electronics Scrap: ES-2022 Electronics Scrap 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. Electronic Scrap Definitions The following E-Recycling definitions will facilitate a more consistent language for both domestic as well as interna- tional transactions. “END-OF-LIFE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS” EOL Electronic Products are either obsolete for their intend- ed 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: Mainframes Minicomputers Printer units Personal computing: Personal computers (CPU. mouse, screen and keyboard included) Laptop computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included) Notebook computers Notepad computers Printers 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 Facsimile Telex Telephones Pay telephones Cordless telephones Cellular telephones Answering systems Other products or equipment for transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications Consumer electronic equipment including: 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 Cardiology Dialysis Pulmonary ventilators Nuclear medicine Laboratory equipment or in-vitro diagnostics Analyzers Freezers Fertilization tests Other appliances for detecting, preventing, monitoring, treating, or alleviating illness, injury or disability Monitoring and control instruments including: Smoke detectors Heating regulators Thermostats Measuring, weighing or adjusting appliances for house- hold or as laboratory equipment Other monitoring and control instruments used in indus- trial installations (e.g. Ira control panels) “E-Recycling” E-Recycling is any process by which End-of-Life (EOL) elec- tronic 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. “E-Demanufacturing” Demanufacturing is the process of separating EOL elec- tronic products (electronic materials) into metallic and non- metallic parts that can be reused or recycled. “E-Dismantler” Dismantler is a person who engages in the manual demanu- facturing of EOL electronic products (electronic materials) to reuse or recycle components and commodities contained within.

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