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1 E-Waste Management Presented By Amey S. Dabak Umesh U. Patil Amey S. Dabak Umesh U. Patil

2 Definition Electronic waste, popularly known as e- waste can be defined as electronic equipments or products connects with power plug, batteries which have become obsolete due to: 1. Advancement in technology 2. Changes in fashion, style and status 3. Nearing the end of their useful life.

3 Classification of e-waste E-waste encompasses ever growing range of obsolete products classified as 1.Electronic devices such as computers, servers, main frames, monitors, TVs & display devices 2.Telecommunication devices such as cellular phones & pagers, calculators, audio and video devices, printers, scanners, fax machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, and microwave ovens.

4 3. Recording devices such as DVDs, CDs, floppies, tapes, printing cartridges, military electronic waste, automobile catalytic converters. 4. Electronic components such as chips, processors, mother boards, printed circuit boards, industrial electronics such as sensors, alarms, sirens, security devices, automobile electronic devices.

5 Need of E-Waste Management Industrial Revolution. Advancement in Information Technology. There mismanagement can lead to the pollution. From the data collected, in a single year the production is around 1200 tons of electronic scrap.

6 Production of E-Waste is on mass basis in many developed countries including India. This waste is not Eco-friendly. Hence there is a need to check this electronic waste pollution by proper management.

7 Sources of E-Waste


9 E-Waste Deposition

10 Composition of E-Waste

11 Effects of E-Waste constituent on health Source of e-waste ConstituentHealth effects Solder in printed circuit boards, glass panels and gaskets in computer monitors Lead (PB)Damage to nervous and blood systems. kidney damage. Affects brain development.

12 Chip resistors and semiconductors Relays and switches, printed circuit boards Front panel of CRTs Cadmium (CD) Mercury (Hg) Barium (Ba) Toxic irreversible effects. Accumulates in kidney and liver. Neural damage. Damage to brain. Respiratory and skin disorders. Muscle weakness Damage to heart, liver and skin.

13 Cabling and computer housing Motherboard Plastics including PVC Beryllium (Be) Immune system damage, Interfere with regulatory hormones. Lung cancer Skin diseases such as warts.

14 Management Of E-waste Due to advancement in techniques the old instruments are becoming outdated. This necessitates implemental management measures. India as a developing country needs simpler, low cost technology for proper management of E-waste.

15 In industries management of e-waste should begin at the point of generation. Waste minimization in industries involves adopting: 1. inventory management, 2. production-process modification, 3. volume reduction, 4. Recovery and reuse.

16 Management Options Considering the severity of the problem, it is imperative that certain management options must be adopted to handle the bulk e-wastes. Following are some of the management options suggested for the government, industries and the public.

17 Responsibilities of the Government Government should set up regulatory agencies. Government should provide an adequate system of laws and controls. Government must encourage research into the development and production of less hazardous equipments.

18 Responsibility and Role of industries Generators of wastes should take responsibility to determine the output characteristics of wastes. All involved person should be properly qualified and trained in handling e-waste in industries. Companies should adopt waste minimization techniques.

19 Responsibilities of the Citizen Reuse Donating used electronics to schools, non-profit organizations, and lower-income families. E-wastes should never be disposed with garbage and other household wastes. These wastes should be collected at a separate site and they should be sent for various processes like Reuse, Recycling, and Donating.

20 Conclusion E-waste is going to create lot of problems in future. E-Waste management is of utmost importance. Proper management is necessary to minimize its ill effects on human beings and nature.


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