Wath, S B (2013) E-waste an urban environmental pollution: problems and prospects in developing countries. In: International Conference on Solid Waste 2013: Innovation in Technology and Management , May 5-9, 2013, Hong Kong.

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Electronic waste or E-waste comprises of old, end-of-life electronic appliances such as computers, laptops, TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, freezers, mobile phones, MP3 players etc. which have been disposed of by their original users. E-waste contains many hazardous constituents that may negatively impact the environment and affect human health if not properly managed. 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 followed in developed countries due to many country specific issues viz. socio-economic conditions, lack of infrastructure, absence of appropriate legislations for E-waste, approach and commitments of the concerned, etc. The paper presents E-waste scenario in developing countries, E-waste composition, categorization, prospects of recoverable, recyclable and hazardous materials found in the E-waste, recycling and recovery options followed. And the overview and need of the laws and regulation related to E-waste for better E-waste Management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Waste Utilization
Depositing User: Er. Sushant Wath
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 06:49
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 06:49
URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/710

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