Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)
E-Waste management for sustainable development of environment
Author(s): Gurcharan Dass
Abstract: E-Waste is a collective name for discarded electronics devices that enter the waste stream from various sources. While E-Waste contains both valuable materials such as gold, palladium, silver and copper, it also contains materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury etc. that are hazardous depending on their density and condition. In the absence of suitable techniques and protective measures, recycling E-waste can result in toxic emission to air, water and soil and pose serious health and environmental hazards. Many of the E-waste can be re-used, refurnished or recycled in environment friendly manner so that they are less harmful to the eco-system. This paper brings out the hazards of E-waste, the need for its appropriate management and options that can be implemented for sustainable development of environment.