Management of e-waste
Janet Joseph*, Masters of Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on February 08, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 15, 2020. | PP: 92-98 | Volume-4 Issue-6, February 2020 | Retrieval Number: F0616024620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.F0616.024620
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Abstract: The sky rocketing growth in various industries were being witnessed due to the rapid advancement in technologies and innovation in a very short duration of time. A large percentage of the population had the capacity to change or replace appliances and gadgets with the new ones launching into the society. This resulted in discarding of the former equipments before reaching it’s end of life duration. Since industries designed and manufactured goods on a large scale, as a result, a lot of manufacturing industries especially those that manufactured electrical and electronics were expelling a lot of waste to the environment. These were the unsold goods and whose market values had dropped due to the newer products taking their place. This not only harmed the disposal grounds but also posed a serious risk to its components like flora, fauna and human beings as well. The paper discussed in brief, about the various steps and procedures that were undertaken to tackle the problem of e-waste management. Countries like Australia had policies implemented to be followed for the sake of waste management. Lastly, the real-life examples of few countries reflecting on how they shed light on issues when it comes to managing their respective wastes along with future predictions and estimations of e-waste
Keywords: e-waste management, recycle, electrical and electronic equipments (EEE)