International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C (2016)
Commercial E- waste management: Role of industry and Government
Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered e-waste. 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. E-waste is a newly born waste which came into existence in early 19th century with the invention of radio and telephones and increased exponentially in early 21st century. With the rapid growth of electronic and IT industries it has become the fastest growing waste of the modern and industrialized world. Today E-waste has become one of the most concerned and serious problem to the surrounding and mass health mostly because of unscientifically disposal of these waste, or in other words “Informal recycling process”. E-waste contains toxic and hazardous substance which may lead to severe health risk and environmental damage. Any electrical substance whose life time has ended and which cannot be repaired further can be termed as E-waste. This paper represents a review on E-Waste management measure to be taken by the government and people also for the proper management of disposal and for eco-friendly development.
How to cite this article:
Shaina Tehria. Commercial E- waste management: Role of industry and Government. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(2): 175-179.