Wath, Sushant B and Vaidya, A N and Dutt, P S and Chakrabarti, T (2010) A roadmap for development of sustainable E-waste management system in India. Science of the Total Environment, 409 (1). pp. 19-32. ISSN 0048-9697

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The problem of E-waste has forced Environmental agencies of many countries to innovate, develop and adopt environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management, with a view to mitigate and control the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. E-waste management is given the top priority in many developed countries, but in rapid developing countries like India, it is difficult to completely adopt or replicate the E-waste management system in developed countries due to many country specific issues viz. socio-economic conditions, lack of infrastructure, absence of appropriate legislations for Ewaste, approach and commitments of the concerned, etc. This paper presents a review and assessment of the E-waste management system of developed as well as developing countries with a special emphasis on Switzerland, which is the first country in the world to have established and implemented a formal E-waste management system and has recycled 11 kg/capita of WEEE against the target of 4 kg/capita set by EU. And based on the discussions of various approaches, laws, legislations, practices of different countries, a road map for the development of sustainable and effective E-waste management system in India for ensuring environment, as well as, occupational safety and health, is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-waste management; Advance Recycling Fee (ARF); Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Subjects: Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Depositing User: Er. Sushant Wath
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2014 06:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 07:13
URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/385

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