content What is Electronic Waste? How these become E-Waste? Why E-Waste a problem? Constituents of E-Waste E-Waste Disposal WEEE Directive What should be done?
What is Electronic Waste? It is the term usedto describeold, end-of-life ordiscardedappliances usingelectricity andbattery.
How these become E-Waste? Changes and Advancement in technologyChanges in fashion, style, and statusAttractive offers from manufacturers Changing configurationSmall life of equipments
Why E-Waste A Problem? Composed of Hazardous MaterialsProducts are quickly obsolete and discardedElectronic products are difficult to recycleDiscarded electronics are managed badlyMost e-waste goes to LandfillsMost recyclers don’t recycle , they exportPrison recycling : High Tech Chain Gang
Constituents Of E-Waste Hazardous materialsValuable materials
E-Waste Recycling Recycling is defined astheassembling, developing,promoting, or buying ofnew products, which areprepared from wastematerials.
Land filling Land fill is also known as dump, is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment.
Incineration It is a controlled and complete combustion process, in which the waste material is burned in specially designed incinerators at a high temperature (900-1000oC). Incinerator
Re-Use It constitutes direct use or use after slight modifications to the original functioning equipment.
WEEE Directive Waste Electrical and ElectronicEquipment Directive introduced in January 2007. aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it. Weee symbol
What should be done? Proper laws and policies should be madeAwareness among consumers and manufacturersRecycling should be preferredProducts should be made recyclableMake usage of recycled productsdo not throw away old equipments
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