E-Waste - India’s Next Immense towards Waste Problem
Electronic waste or E-waste refers to unnecessary, outdated or not viable electronic and electrical goods. Technological development and enormous increase in using electrical and electronic appliances resulted large quantities of e-waste. The present practices of e-waste management in India encounters many challenges like the difficulty in ineffective regulations, pathetic and unsafe conditions of informal recycling, poor awareness of consumers and reluctance on part of the stakeholders to address the issues. As a result, toxic materials enter the waste stream with no special precautions to avoid the known adverse impacts on the environment and human health as well resources are wasted when economically valuable materials are dumped. The purpose of this paper is to find out effects of E-waste and current status of E-waste in India and suggest strategies for effective e-waste management in India.
Keywords : Current status of e-waste in India E-waste, Effects of e-waste, Strategies for management.