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 newer model? The workplace mantra of “reduce, reuse, recycle” often ends with office paper and aluminum soda cans, falling short when it comes to electronic waste. As a result, myriad computers considered obsolete by today’s high-tech standards sit unused in back rooms, or worse, end up in landfills.
Polluters Extended Responsibility
"Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the environment but like to fetch the best value in terms of money are my major criteria while discarding. I do not understand...
BlueOak - Precious metal recovery from electronics waste - Case Study
The Challenge In the US, consumers alone dispose of some 3.2 million tonnes of e-waste annually; more than 80% of this ends up as waste, contributing >70% of all toxic metals in U.S. landfills. In a bid to tackle this wastage, BlueOak Resources. USA announced in July 2014 that they had selected Tetronics` technology for their national project to sustainably recover precious metals from electronics waste (e-waste). one of the world`s fastest growing waste streams. This launch project will cement the strategic...
‘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 parts of WEEE (Wisely, Easily, Effortlessly, Effectively) Management.
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 kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) from an e‐waste site and two reference sites in South China. The summed concentrations of PCBs,...
Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly
Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by INTERPOL, United Nations University (UNU), United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, the WEEE...