Electronics - fastest growing stream
Ahmedabad - IT hub in near future
E-waste: An Impending Challenge
Dark side of Digital Revolution
E-waste: Electronic and Electrical waste
- Questionnaires for faculty, lab instructors
- Facts and figures from people related to handling
of E-waste in college
- Conducted survey amongst students
- Acts and Rules by the Government
- Impact of E-waste on economy, environment and
- Case study - Guiyu (China)
- E-coli : E-waste management process
No government initiative in terms of separate E-
waste collection or recycling plant in the city.
Constant up gradation in technology - advanced
features, better interface, compact size. Equipment
with older technology serves as E-waste.
Limited production of E-waste since the college
started about 2 years ago.
Lack of awareness about private E-cycling
companies such as E-coli and ECS in city.
Analysis - I
o On an average users (of maximum age 30) have
utilized 3 cell phones per person.
o Mostly (90%) people either exchanged their old
phone or gave it to somebody who can reuse it
Analysis in College perspective:
E-Waste produced from the Electronics Lab
(Electronic waste – IC chips, Capacitors etc.) is
maximum about 3 kg per year. This waste is
Staff of IICT are not aware of the rating of the
appliances and proper servicing time for
College prefers electronic devices with better
quality for ex. as per information by CFL (Compact
fluorescent lights) are used in classrooms
Electrical waste (switches, sockets, projector pins,
tube lights, printing cartridges, air conditioner parts
etc. electrical appliances, non repairable items)
THROWN away currently.
Analysis - II
Separate dustbin and E-waste Collection Drive programs for
collection and management of E-waste in college
Awareness about private E-waste recycling companies such
as E-coli, ECS
Use of Rechargeable Batteries
ICT application - SmartBin for small scale recycling
Spreading awareness about e-waste through workshops,
seminars, videos, E-waste theme based photography, poster,
documentary, street plays, competitions .