International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part I (2016)
Mobile phones user’s awareness about e-waste management and their disposal behaviour
Increasing population, expansion in urbanisation, growth in consumers purchasing power, rapidly advancing technology and a high rate of product obsolescence create a new type of waste known as E-waste. The mobile industry is a fastest growing industry in the world. Nowadays E-waste becomes a big problem all over the world. It has a great impact on humans beings and the environment if not recycled properly. E-waste considers all electronic goods that have a no value for their owners and they discard them. India is the fifth biggest producer of e-waste in the world, discarding 1.7 million tons of electronic and electrical equipment and the volume of global e-waste is likely to rise sharply by 21% in the next three year. (UN’THINK TANK UNITED NATION UNIVERSITY 2015). So it is a time when everybody realised that e-waste can not be treated as other waste. Now the government and corporate world feel that it has their responsibility to recycle old gadgets. Govt makes a law that defines that it is mandatory to recycle and proper manage e-waste. Now organisation focus on the policy of reverse logistics that take an old product from consumers and bring back to supply chain. For proper implementation of reverse logistics policy, the study of consumer behaviour is important. The study will focus on awareness about e-waste and their disposal practices for mobiles. It will be based on primary and secondary data with sample size more than 100.
How to cite this article:
Satvir Kaur. Mobile phones user’s awareness about e-waste management and their disposal behaviour. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(12): 573-577.