9. Discuss briefly the following:
(b) Defunct ships and e-wastes
Defunct ships and e-wastes-
The dead ships which are not in use are called defunct ships. Defunct ships can be broken down for scrap metal in some countries. Defunct ships can act as a source of heavy metals such as asbestos, lead, mercury etc. E- wastes also called electronic wastes include waste products generated from electronic goods such as computers, televisions, refrigerators etc. Such wastes are highly toxic and can pose serious threats to humans and animals.