Table 1 List of 25 product categories analyzed.

From: Disassembly-based bill of materials data for consumer electronic products

Product category Data points from lab (products disassembled) Years covered by lab data Data points from literature Years covered by literature data
Basic mobile phone 9 1998–2010 0
Blu-ray player 3 2006–2012 0
CRT monitor 0 6 1990*
CRT TV 0 3 1987*
Desktop – integrated 1 2011 0
Desktop – traditional 1 2009 9 1985–2010
Digital camcorder 1 1998 2 Unknown
Digital camera 8 2002–2010 2 Unknown
Drones 4 2013–2016 0
DVD player 3 2004–2005 4 Unknown
E-reader 2 2010–2014 2 2001–2010
Fitness tracker 6 2012–2014 0
Gaming console 3 2005–2006 3 Unknown
Laptop 16 1999–2011 0
LCD monitor 2 2006–2008 10 2009*
LCD TV 1 2009 12 2002–2008
LED TV 1 2016 1 2011
LED monitor 2 2014–2016 0
MP3 player 5 2004–2010 1 2009
Netbook 3 1998–2008 1 2009
Non-smart thermostat 2 2011–2015 0
Smart thermostat 2 2011–2015 0
Plasma TV 0 8 2002*
Printer 5 1999–2009 5 2001*
Smartphone 12 2004–2015 0
Tablet 2 2011–2014 1 2009
VCR 1 1990 6 1986–2002
  1. *Denotes products from published sources that have incomplete or uncertain information regarding production date. The year stated is the best approximation by those studies or by these authors based on model details or other specifications given.