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Case Study -Present Scenario of E-Waste Management in India

Author(s):

Sanjay Kumar , BIT GIDA GORAKHPUR; Dravin Kumar Dev, mmmut gorakhpur; Surya Pratap Singh, mmmut gorakhpur

Keywords:

Hazardous Components of E-Waste, E-Waste Management

Abstract

"E-waste" is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life. "E-wastes are considered dangerous, as certain components of some electronic products contain materials that are hazardous, depending on their condition and density. The hazardous content of these materials pose a threat to human health and environment. Discarded computers, televisions. VCRs. stereos, copiers, fax machines, electric lamps, cell phones, audio equipment and batteries if improperly disposed can leach lead and other substances into soil and groundwater. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled in an environmentally sound manner so that they are less harmful to the ecosystem. This paper highlights the hazards of e-wastes, the need for its appropriate management and options that can be implemented.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV5I10211
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2017
Page(s): 1735-1738

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