E Waste Management Case Study

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INTRODUCTION Electronic waste or e-waste is described as electronic goods which no more can be used further for use, though it could be refurbished for further use. These goods could be recycled to do so. E-wastes are generated from used electronic and electrical devices such as cell phones, computers, personal stereos which includes large household appliances such as refrigerator, washing machine, air conditioner, etc., which is not fit for original intended use and are meant for recovery, recycle or for disposal. E-wastes contain over 1000 different substances many of which are toxic and potentially hazardous to environment and human health if these are not handled in environmentally safe manner. The high rate of product obsolescence is…show more content…
However due to lack of skill, awareness, knowledge, etc., the sector has remained highly labor intensive, unhealthy and environmentally unhealthy. If done in the right way and in a very much organized way, e-waste management can become a dominant sector in the economy. Market outer view • Buyers: Main buyers would be smelters, glass recyclers, plastic recyclers, metal buyers, metal traders, metal exchanges, etc., • Suppliers: As discussed before, the suppliers could be both corporate entities and household. It is possible to sign contracts with corporates or the business houses for collection. Apart from corporates or the business houses, the household WEEE can be collected through a network of retail outlets, scrap dealers, etc., • Competition: The biggest competition would be the informal sector. However, it has various systemic weaknesses. The reason being the regulations becoming more effective and an overall increase in the awareness, thus the collection has become a problem for the unorganized…show more content…
It comprises of a multitude of components with valuable materials, most containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on the environment and human health. The facts mentioned before says it all. In country like India, coupled with inappropriate infrastructural facilities and procedures for its disposal and recycling has posted a significance importance of e waste management in India. Most people are not aware of the potential negative impact of the rapidly increasing use of monitors, computers and televisions. They pose serious health risk and when these products are placed in landfills. As more and more e-waste is place in landfills, exposure to environmental toxins is likely to increase, thus resulting in elevated risks of cancer and developmental neurological disorders. This article provides an outer view on the awareness of the proper disposal of e-waste and its importance. It also puts a light n current trends which is been followed in the market in this subject. It is very much important for us to know how to use electronic products and further about its disposal in a formal way. More than anything the effects of e-waste on human health and environment is

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