Primary inventorization of electronic waste in Rewa Madhya Pradesh
Anoop Singh, Naveen Gaurav, Rekha Verma, and Karuna Garg
The electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing wastes in India. The Increasing “market penetration” in developing countries, and “high obsolescence rate” make e-waste as one of the fastest growing waste streams. The e-waste has become a matter of concern because of the presence of toxic and hazardous substances present in electronic goods and if not properly managed, it can have adverse effects on environment. Environmental issues and trade associated with e-waste has driven many countries to introduce interventions. Hence, there is strong need to adopt sustainability practices to tackle the growing threat of e-waste. This paper is based on secondary data which study the e-waste composition, Global and Indian e-waste scenarios and different hazardous materials found in the e-waste, Best Available Practices to find the hazardous materials, guideline for the manufacturer and public awareness about the proper disposal of e-waste. Rapid changes in technology, changes in media (tapes, software, MP3), falling prices, and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of electronic waste around the globe. This paper presents an overview of the problem and suggests some concrete solutions to tackle the issue.