2. What is E-Waste?
Electronic waste or e-waste describes
discarded electrical or electronic
devices. Used electronics which are destined
for reuse, resale, salvage,
recycling, or disposal are also considered e-
3. Sources of E-Waste
o IT and Telecom Equipment
o Large Household Appliances
o Small Household Appliances
o Consumer and Lighting Equipment
o Electrical and Electronic Tools
o Toys ,Leisure and Sports Equipment
o Medical Devices
o Monitoring and Control Instrument
8. Problem with E-Waste
E-waste is highly complex to handle due to its
composition. It is made up of multiple components
some of which
contain toxic substances that have an adverse
impact on human
health and environment if not handled properly.
problems arise out of improper recycling and
This underlines the need for appropriate technology
and disposal of these chemicals.
11. E-Waste Management
E-waste Management includes The following
Collection of E-waste
Sorting of E-waste
Processing of E-waste
Component Recovery from E-waste
Residual Disposal of E-waste
12. Recycling of E-Waste
o Treatment Option of E-Waste
o Technology Currently Used in India
Density separation using water
13. Responsibility and Role of
E-wastes should never be disposed with garbage and
Customers should opt for upgrading their electronic
items to the latest versions rather than buying new.
We should throw the E-waste separately in the E-waste
While buying electronic products consumers should opt
for those that:
are made with fewer toxic constituents.
use recycled content.
are energy efficient.
14. Circular Economy
A 'circular economy' would turn goods that are at the
their service life into resources for others, closing
loops in industrial ecosystems and
minimizing waste . It would change economic logic
replaces production with sufficiency: reuse what you
can, recycle what cannot be
reused, repair what is broken, remanufacture what
cannot be repaired.