e-waste Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • E-waste in China: feast and famine

    China’s certified recyclers of electronic and electrical waste - or e-waste - are being starved of raw material. Instead, a large proportion of this material stream is being captured by low-cost dismantling units which are seemingly unburdened by environmental considerations. However, environmental consciousness is growing in China - not least because of major legislative developments in ...

  • ‘E-waste Mukt Bharat: Swachh Bharat’

    I strongly believe that, until & unless we do not have skill development program for waste managers, reverse logistic network for collection and environment friendly technologies in place, it is of no use to set targets for formal recycling and expecting positive outcome in spite of the strictest regulation. Therefore, Training, Transport & Technology are the three integral ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • 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-Verlag GmbH

  • 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-Verlag GmbH

  • 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-Verlag GmbH

  • 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

  • A review of electronic waste management microbial participation: a green technology

    E-waste now has been a rapidly growing problem in terms of quantity and toxicity of its components. Recycling of e-waste becomes rather complicated because of the technological advancement in the materials and composition of the e-equipment. From the management perspective e-waste components can be divided in two categories: 1) organic part contains thermo and thermosetting plastic; 2) inorganic ...


    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

  • Electronic waste: an emerging issue in solid waste management in Australia

    Electronic waste or e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world today. Around 20-50 million tonnes of e-waste produced worldwide annually cause serious social problems and an environmental threats to many countries. Australia has 12th largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market in the world. Currently there are around 14 million computers in use in Australia with 3 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • One Billion Devices

    Increasing standards of living mean more — literally hundreds of millions more — computers, cell phones and other electronic devices are being deployed in developing nations. But what happens when these hot new devices are no longer wanted? Researchers from two institutions in India — the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh and Surya World Technical ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • E-waste education strategies: teaching how to reduce, reuse and recycle for sustainable development

    The constantly changing world of technology is the world's largest and fastest growing manufacturing industry. The vast growth and rapid product obsolescence has brought about the serious problem of e-waste, which is now the fastest growing form of waste in the industrialised world. E-waste encompasses a broad and growing category of electronic devices ranging from large household appliances such ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • E-waste issues and measures in the Philippines

    The continuous dependence on electronic equipment at home and in the workplace has given rise to a new environmental challenge: electronic waste. Electronic waste, or e-waste, refers to electronic products that no longer satisfy the needs of the initial purchaser. These can include a wide variety of goods, such as computers, cellular phones, TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thyroid endocrine dysregulation and erythrocyte DNA damage associated with PBDE exposure in juvenile crucian carp collected from an e‐waste dismantling site in Zhejiang Province, China

    In the present study, 40 juvenile crucian carp (Carassius auratus) were caught from a river close to an electronic waste (e‐waste) site (exposed group) and another located 80 km away from the e‐waste site (control group) in Zhejiang, China. Results indicated that muscle levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (median PBDEs, 235.98 ng/g wet wt; range, 7.70–703.31 ng/g wet wt), serum levels of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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