Abstract—E-waste can be defined as electronic equipments / products which have become obsolete due to advancement in technology, changes in fashion, style and status, nearing the end of their useful life. E-wastes are considered dangerous, as certain components of some electronic products contain materials that are hazardous, depending on their condition and density. Discarded computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, fax machines, electric lamps, cell phones, audio equipment and batteries if improperly disposed can leach lead and other substances into soil and groundwater. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled in an environmentally sound manner so that they are less harmful to the ecosystem. The Waste minimization in industries involves adopting inventory management, production-process modification, volume reduction, recovery and reuse. This paper highlights the hazards of e-wastes, the need for its appropriate management and options that can be implemented.
Index Terms—E-waste, hazardous waste, indian scenario, management.
S. V. A. R. Sastry is with the Department of Chemical Engineering, M.V.G.R. College of Engineering, Vizianagaram, India (e-mail: svarsastry@ yahoo.com).
Ch. V. Ramachandra Murthy is with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.
Cite: S. V. A. R. Sastry and Ch. V. Ramachandra Murthy, "Management of E-waste in the Present Scenario," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 543-547, 2012.