E- WASTE MANAGEMENT

BY SUSHILKUMAR 0991028

and monitoring of waste materials. recycling or disposal. processing. ‡ Waste include solid. ‡ It relates to materials produced by human activity.What is e-waste management? ‡ E-waste management is the collection. gaseous or radioactive substances. and is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health. . liquid. the environment or aesthetics. transport.

‡ Target mainly the existing informal recycles allowing for their maximum but safe participation in future e-waste management. ‡ Focus on knowledge transfer to and skills upgrade through seminars.Objectives ‡ Reduce the risks to the population and the pollution of the environment. .

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Germany. Nigeria are the countries which take these e-g00ds. ‡ The African nations such as Ghana. ‡ The electronics which are they collect in bunch and sell it to the poor nations as second hand goods.Producers of E-Waste ‡ The major producers of e. . Russia.waste are the developed countries such as US. etc. UK.

‡ 20-50 million tons of e-wastes are yearly generated world wide.Impact of e-waste ‡ The volume of e-waste increases with 3-5% per year. ‡ Causes pollution in the environment. which is almost three times faster than the regular municipal waste. ‡ Humans get affected when in contact with e.waste. . where it is dumped. ‡ Degrades the soil. ‡ Hazardous to human lives.

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. ‡ Sold to waste traders. ‡ Passed through customs as second hand.Causes ‡ Collected by recyclers abroad. ‡ Lack of data and information on e-waste generation and imports and exports. mixed metal scrap for charity / donations etc. ‡ Ends up at recycling units (informal sector). ‡ Lack of policies and legislative framework to ‡ address e-waste issues.

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AVOIDANCE & REDUCTION METHODS. INCINERATION.Methods ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ LANDFILL. . RECYCLING METHODS. ENERGY RECOVERY.

‡ Europe.follow Envac method. Canada. ‡ Israel.follow Curbside Collection methods.Steps taken by various Nations ‡ Australia. .follow Arrow Bio System.government charges for the volume of rubbish they produced. ‡ Taiwan.

. Unsorted waste ² Mixed waste of bio degradable and nonbiodegradable. Presence of hazardous waste.E-Waste Management in India ‡ Physical characteristics. Land Availability. Lack of awareness.

. about 3 million old are ready computers for disposal.000 MT is illegally imported into the country. ‡ An additional 50. ‡ In these.30. India has 15 million computers and is expected to rise to 10 million in 2010. ‡ At present.000 MT of e-waste is generated annually in India.Stats ‡ A total of 3.

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2008. ‡ A national level workshop organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) was held in May 2006. .Policies ‡ A legislation for e-waste management and handling was drafted in 2006. ‡ E-Waste Guidelines released by CPCB in March.

BURNING OF E-WASTE. DECOMPOSING. RECYCLING METHOD. .Methods Adopted ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ LANDFILL.

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