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Electronic Waste Is Piling Up: How Can This Change?
Strategies for E-Waste Management: A Literature Review
Commenced in January Frequency: Monthly. Edition: International. Paper Count: In this context, more efforts and concerns have already been placed on the treatment and management of this waste. To mitigate their negative influences on the environment and society, it is necessary to establish appropriate strategies for e-waste management.
E-Waste Management: A Case Study of Bangalore, India
Where do they go? These never-to-be-used again products are called E-waste. E-waste or electronic waste is referred to any kind of electronic device that have been discarded or devices that have been thrown away. They are also known as one of the fastest and great contributor to garbage streams that greatly impacts the planet due to its hazardous effects on both the environment and living creatures.
The magnitude of the waste generated can be summed up from a research paper titled 'E-waste in India' presented in the Rajya Sabha in , which quotes the Comptroller and Auditor-General's CAG report to say that India generated around 4 lakh tonnes of electronic waste in , up from 1. Of the total volume of e-waste generated, 68 percent is comprised of televisions and 27 percent comes from desktops and servers, with Maharashtra leading in waste generation, followed by Tamil Nadu. Delhi takes the tenth place, and amongst cities, is the second largest producer of e-waste, behind only Mumbai. Most of this e-waste ends up in the unauthorised sector, sold to kabadiwallahs , and gets stripped down for component parts in highly unsafe conditions. Why is this?