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ContentE waste Hazards & its Management IntroductionEffects on Environment Effects on Health Is Incineration or Landfill a worth solution to manage e waste

? What approach should be encouraged? Status of E waste Management in India An introduction to External Producer Responsibility (EPR) Conclusion

Introduction- E waste Hazards & its Management

• E waste or Electronic waste- it can be defined as a category of waste which is produced from all types of electronic devices that is utilized at home, offices and IT firms. This category of waste usually include computers, monitors, cell phones, televisions, air conditioners, key boards, geyser, refrigerator, coffee machines, batteries, chargers, wires, etc. • Its hazards are innumerable to environment and living beings yet very serious and drastic. However, since recent years, the management of e waste in India has been a major challenge for the ecologists and governmental bodies.

Effects on Environment-

 Antimony (Sb) is absorbed in soils containing steel, magnesium, or aluminum.  Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers can contaminate water and the chain of production of some foods.  Many chemical components like Tetra Bromo Bisphenol-A are toxic to aquatic animals and living beings.  Chlirofluorocarbons can result into destroying of ozone layer.  PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride are soluble in water and create a problems to aquatic and other living beings.  When an electronic item is incinerated, the lead is released and enters into water and air

Effects on Health-

Mercury, Lead and polybrominated flame retardants are all persistent, bio accumulative contaminants (PBTs). These can create serious health problems and environmental hazards when burnt or incinerated. Moreover, they can also enter food chain and water supply when dumped into landfills and create serious health problems in humans and animals. PBTs can also result into cancers and other deadly diseases in human beings. The harmful toxins can also result into nerve damage, lungs damage, and reproductive disorders in humans.

Is Incineration or Landfill a worth solution to manage e waste?
Neither incineration, nor dumping into landfills is A worth solution to manage obsolete and discarded electronic items. The toxins released from these E wastes can directly or indirectly create dangerous effects on the environment and living beings.

What approach should be encouraged?

First- Identification of e waste category item. Second- Identify the e waste composition. Third- Identification of possible hazardous e waste components in the electronic item. Fourth- Find out whether the e waste component is dangerous or the entire electronic item is hazardous for the planet.

Status of E waste Management in India- how to recycle e waste in india
As per Basel Convention –
Trans Boundary Movement of hazardous substances Ban of land, incineration and water fill Eco friendly disposal Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)- Take back Presently, WEEE legislation is being drafted by Indian Government of Environment & Forest. As per new legislation, e waste producer are accountable for its action Other stricter legislation are required for the management of e waste in India.

An introduction to External Producer Responsibility (EPR)As per Extended producer responsibility (EPR), it is the producer’s responsibility for a product is extended to the post consumer stage of product’s entire lifecycle including its absolute disposal.


Reduce Reuse Recycle These three are the most prominent ways which will help to make the planet safer and healthier for every living being on earth. Get all your obsolete e waste recycled and benefit from the eco friendly solutions.

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