International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part I (2016)
E-Waste management: Solid waste management in India
The electronic industries are largest and fastest growing manufacturing industry in the world. The current practices of e-waste management in India suffer from a number of drawbacks like the difficulty in inventorisation, unhealthy conditions of informal recycling, inadequate legislation, poor awareness and reluctance on part of the corporate to address the critical issues. The consequences are that (i) toxic materials enter the waste stream with no special precautions to avoid the known adverse effects on the environment and human health and (ii) resources are wasted when economically valuable materials are dumped or unhealthy conditions are developed during the informal recycling. In this paper we are also discuss how sufficient recovery of material can be achieved to guarantee recycling firms a reliable and adequate flow of secondary material. The paper highlights the associated issues and strategies to address this emerging problem, in the light of initiatives in India & presents a waste management system with shared responsibilities.
How to cite this article:
Gurcharan Dass. E-Waste management: Solid waste management in India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(7): 611-614.