E-Waste Management

E-Waste Management

E-waste poses the huge risk to humans, animals, and the environment. E-waste typically consists of plastics, metals, cathode ray tubes (CRTs), printed cables, circuit boards, and so on. The valuable metals like copper, silver, gold, and platinum can be reused from e-wastes once they are scientifically processed. The presence of toxic substances like liquid crystal, lithium, mercury, nickel, selenium, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), arsenic, barium, brominates flame retardants, cadmium, chrome, cobalt, copper, and lead makes it very hazardous, in case e-waste get dismantled and processed in a crude manner with the rudimentary techniques. 

The computers, mainframes, servers, monitors, printers, scanners, compact discs (CDs), copiers, calculators, battery cells, cellular phones, fax machines, transceivers, TVs, medical apparatus, iPods, refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners are examples of e-waste when they become unfit for its use. The presence of highly toxic substances and heavy metals like mercury, lead, beryllium, and cadmium pose a significant threat to an environment even in minute quantities.

Challenges for E-waste Management in India 
E-waste recycles in India is predominantly an informal sector activity. There are thousands of poor households eking a living from scavenging materials from waste dumps.  The common recycling practices for middle-class urban households, particularly for waste paper, plastic, clothing, or metal, is to sell out to small-scale, informal sector buyers often known as ‘kabadiwalas,’ and they further sort and sell these as an input material to artisanal or industrial processors.

We are offering a service to collect e-waste from any institute, home and official/private organization. In this way, we built a bridge between the source and recycling unit for proper execution of the e-waste management in a scientific manner.