E-Waste Management

M Nisa

Abstract


Electronic waste otherwise known as E-scrap, Electronic-disposal, Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is nothing but the disposal of electrical and electronic devices. "Electronic waste" includes components like computers, office electronic equipments, entertainmentdevice like mobilephones, television sets and refrigerators (white goods), stereo systems, toys, toasters, kettles and the list goes on. As the era in which we live in has become digitized, each and every hour is becoming very cumbersome. These devices which we upgrade periodically results in dumping of Electronic waste and make us to manage these e-wastes in order to avoid harmfulness to the society.When they are thrown away in the trash, they end up in landfills, and these toxic compounds can reach into soil and water, polluting lakes and streams and making them unfit for drinking, swimming, fishing, and supporting wildlife. As a result, our whole Eco-Life will become unbalanced and unstable. To avoid all these, proper recycling and disposal of E-waste must take place and it should be managed efficiently so that it could be either reused or destroyed. Purchasing less-toxic and reusable products can reduce the amount of hazardous and harmful toxins. Therefore utmost care should be taken in promoting E-waste management.


Keywords


E-waste,digitized, recycling, E-waste management.

References


• www.theregister.co.uk

• www.nrdc.org

• www.cseindia.org


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