Study the Practices of Informal Sector’s Processing of E-waste Management and Environmental Damage

Authors : Rajan Kumar; Raj Kumar Bharti; Ajay Kumar Gupta

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 6 - June

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Electronic industries in today’s era increases exponentially with the increase in the population. People’s dependency on gadgets increases rapidly worldwide. Electronic equipment makes the life tasks easier but also pollutes the environment. The older electronic equipment replaced with newer versions termed as electronic waste. E-waste isunintended& unthinkable, makes prejudicial effects that is harmful for humans, animal and environment when contamination ofsoil, air and water resources by them. Worldwide, approximately 53.6million tons of electronic waste was produce in 2019, from which only 13% was recycled and remaining are dumped in land-fills and incinerators cause health and surrounding problems due to the existence of perilous materials and chemicals in them.Found in several studies on e-waste so far, many developed and developing countries do not properly manage their waste generation, according to a study by the United Nations Global Waste Report 2019., Needs immediate action for smarter and more sustainable waste management. This paper outlines India's e-waste statistics and focuses primarily on informal sector ewaste management and environmental damage. Throughout this paper, we will regularly discuss legal measures and awareness programs. Paper provides the information to the readers regarding increment of electronic waste and how to control them by different methods. At the last, it increases the knowledge and focussing on the informal sector how to handle the e-waste pollution and health problems occurs due to this. It will also helpful for framing future policy related to e-waste in India to policy makers. The instant installed E-waste carrying capacity of it is 11x105 tons per year of electronic waste in the country. It is acutely deficient and necessitatesimproving as minimal requirement is approximately to be 22 x 105 tons per year of waste products.


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