e-waste Articles

  • Geocycle takes delivery of first waste shredder in Ecuador

    Global shredding brand UNTHA has shipped its first waste shredder to Ecuador, as worldwide waste management firm Geocycle prepares to deliver new co-processing solutions for clients in the South American country. The XR3000C mobil-e has made the 6,500 mile journey from Austria to Guayaquil, Ecuador by road and sea-freight, and now fully commissioned, it can shred varied ...

  • Electrocoagulation Provides an Economical Produced Water Solution to Oil & Gas Companies

    Oil and natural gas are considered valuable resources all across the globe. The number of products made from these two materials is impressive and our lives would be very different without them. Production of these products begins with locating the underground sources of crude oil. These deep well sources are then mined to extract the oil and gas materials. Afterward, these raw materials are sent ...

  • E-waste management

    CO2 or CFC gases are hazardous and usually found more in electrical items like refrigerator, air-conditioners, freezers, etc than in electronic equipment. These bulky items or white goods do not level down to electronic waste recyclers but mostly happens to end at the local kabadiwallas. The kabadiwalas are one of the strong supply management sources in India, so waste is locally collected by ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Toxins Found in E-Waste

    One of the worst effects of a skyrocketing, global e-waste crisis is the risk of toxic contamination for the environment and communities. In fact, delving into the many chemical and heavy metal materials that make up most electronic devices, it seems that toxins and electronics go hand in hand. Though many manufacturers of electronic devices are finding innovative ways to work around toxins found ...

  • The growing E-waste problem

    If your current PC is too slow or running out of storage space, it’s probably more cost-effective to replace it than to upgrade it. But what happens to your computer once you replace it? The workplace mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” often ends with office paper and aluminum soda cans. As a result, myriad computers considered obsolete by today’s standards sit unused in back rooms or end up in ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • The growing e-waste problem

    If your current PC is too slow or running out of storage space, it’s probably more cost-effective to replace it than to upgrade it. But have you ever stopped to consider what happens to your old computer once you abandon it for a ...

  • Electrical and electronic waste inventory and management strategies in Bangkok, Thailand

    This study investigates the current situation of e-waste management in Bangkok, Thailand. Information on prevailing situation was collected through interviews, surveys, questionnaires and field visits. The e-waste inventory methodology was developed for estimating e-waste generation. About 90,000 tonnes/year of e-waste was estimated to generate from households in 2003. The major contributor of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • E-waste vis-à-vis human health and environment

    The social, economic and technological growth of a developing society has resulted in rapid product obsolescence which in turn has become a new environmental challenge – i.e., ‘electronics waste’ (e-waste). Electronic waste has not been a problem as long as there were a few computers or other electronic devices on earth. With the increasing use of computers/electronic devices, our planet has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New study identifies India`s e-waste potential

    The Electronics Industry Association of India ELCINA announced the findings of their study on status and potential of e-waste management in India, conducted with support from DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology under their Technology Management Programme. The Study was released at a National Conference on E-Waste organised at Pragati Maidan, ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Guidelines for environmentally sound management of e-waste

    The electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. The increasing “market penetration” in developing countries, “replacement market” in developed countries and “high obsolescence rate” make e-waste as one of the fastest growing waste streams. Environmental issues and trade associated with e-waste at local, transboundary and international level ...


    By Indian Government

  • Management of organic wastes by earthworms: dual benefit for environment and society

    In the present study, two earthworm species, Eisenia fetida and Eudrilus eugeniae were employed to degrade the vegetable wastes and agro-residues. Chemical analysis of the vermicomposts derived from vegetable wastes showed that the quantity of organic carbon was reduced from 42.1% to 31.19 and 30.19% by E. fetida and E. eugeniae, respectively. The level of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • E-waste assessment methodology and validation in India

    An attempt has been made to establish an approach and a methodology to quantify electronic waste (e-waste) in India. The study was limited to personal computers (PCs) and televisions (TVs) within the state boundaries of Delhi and in selected areas in the National Capital Region (NCR). Material flow analysis was used to establish an e-waste trade value chain, where cathode ray tubes (CRTs) were ...


    By Springer

  • Hepatic EROD induction in the common kingfisher from an e‐waste recycling site

    The health effects of exposure to electronic waste (e‐waste) derived pollutants are an important issue. We explored the association between the hepatic levels of e‐waste derived halogenated contaminants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and hepatic ethoxyresorufin‐O‐deethylase (EROD) activity of the common ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Current status and research on E-waste issues in Asia

    Rapid economic growth in Asia and the increasing transboundary movement of secondary resources will increasingly require both 3R endeavors (reduce, reuse, recycle) in each country and appropriate control of international material cycles. Recently, managing electrical and electronic waste (E-waste) has become an important target for domestic and international material cycles from the viewpoints of ...


    By Springer

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Safer path needed for e-waste

    Instead of limiting imports of electronic waste, the Asia–Pacific region should set up a robust recycling system, says Crispin Maslog. Garbage in, garbage out is a phrase to describe what happens when computers find the wrong solution in response to the wrong input data. But when computers and other electronic products have outlived their usefulness, they literally do become rubbish ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • International regulations and treaties on electronic waste (e-waste)

    Different policies are being developed worldwide to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) which is one of the fastest growing waste streams in modern society. European Union's Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are pioneers on the issue. Japan, China and Korea have implemented similar laws. In addition Japan, Canada and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status quo of e-waste management in mainland China

    In China, the use and obsolescence of both electronic and electrical equipment have increased rapidly in recent years. China has also begun to take measures to cope with this problem since it began experiencing a rapid process of industrialization and urbanization in the 1990s. In this paper, the profile of the electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) problem in China is depicted from such ...


    By Springer

  • A regulatory approach for e-waste management: a cross-national review of current practice and policy with an assessment and policy recommendation for the Indian perspective

    This paper attempts to make an assessment and policy recommendation for the Indian perspective through a cross-national review of current practice and policy. It also addresses in a transition economy with some reference to policies and practices in other transition economies. It has been shown that existing Hazardous Waste Rules could overturn the necessity of a separate national legislation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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