Electronic Waste

the total e-waste in India has been estimated to be 1.46.180 tonnes per year .

999 tonnes 9.833 tonnes 2.287 tonnes Ahmedabad : Hyderabad Pune Surat : : : 2.648 tonnes 4.WASTE PILING UP Mumbai at present tops the list Mumbai Delhi Bangalore Chennai Kolkata : : : : : 10.730 tonnes 4.836 tonnes .132 tonnes 4.025 tonnes 3.584 tonnes 1.

. It is a point of concern considering that many components of such equipment are considered toxic and are not biodegradable.ELECTRONIC WASTE Electronic waste. "e-waste" or "Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment" ("WEEE") is a waste consisting of any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance.

SOURCES OF WEEE • IT & Telecom Equipments • • • • • • • Large Household Appliances Small Household Appliances Consumer & Lighting Equipments Electrical & Electronic Tools Toys & Sports Equipment Medical Devices Monitoring & Control Instruments .

.Over 79 million current mobile users expected to increase to 250 million by 2012 end.

…an estimated 30.000 computers become outdated every year from the IT industry in Bangalore alone .

India has about 17 million computers which are expected to grow to 79 by 2012 million computers .At present.

Over 2 million old PCs ready for disposal in India .

• May contaminate groundwater • E-Waste accounts for 40 percent of the lead and 75 percent of the heavy metals found in landfills. they pose a potential threat to human health and the environment. • If disposed improperly.E-WASTE : A SAFETY ISSUE • Discarded electronics contain hazardous materials. .

How to reduce e-Waste? • • • • Reduce Reuse Recycle Recover .

II) 1 3 Manual Dismantling & Sorting (Step .III) 5 6 Hazardous material Segregation & Disposal Collection of Electronic Waste 4 Automated Separation (Step .PROCESS Material Recovery (Step .I) Safe Storage 2 .

Why is eWaste a Problem? Rapid Technology Changes Increased Consumer Electronic Purchases More eWaste More Hazardous Materials Landfilled Increasing Human Health Risks Electronic Waste Recycling .

999 tonnes of electronic waste per annum.repair & reuse Exchange offers from dealers Mumbai alone dispose nearly 18. public and private sectors. • • . Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing environmental problems of the world. secondary markets of old PCs.Present situation in India • • • • General tendency . The consumers finds it convenient to buy a new computer rather than upgrade the old one due to the changing configuration. the government. technology and the attractive offers of the manufacturers Computer waste is generated from the individual households. computer retailers. manufacturers. foreign embassies.

• E-waste is a major concern due to its toxicity of some of the substances when processed improperly. • More than 36 chemical elements are incorporated into ewaste items. Mercury. • Technical solutions are available but in most cases a legal framework. • Rapid technological change. a collection system.Problem • E-waste is toxic if treated and discarded improperly. logistics and other services need to be implemented before a technical solution can be applied. • A normal PC monitor which you may use at home or in an office may contain 6% lead in weight. has resulted in a fast growing problem around the globe. . Lead. Cadmium and other substances are largely to contribute in the toxicity.

Reuse.Academia-R&D labs interaction . Recycle & Recover • Comprehensive industry norms • Quality check before reuse • Closed loop material flow • Reduction of environmental pollution • Use of eco-friendly new materials • Industry.Conclusion • E-waste is a rising issue • Encourage 4Rs – Reduce.

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