Ewatse Essay

1706 Words Aug 12th, 2013 7 Pages
E-Waste is the growing and a serious problem. The amount of e-waste is growing at an estimated 40 million tons each year. Any improperly disposed electronics can be classified as e-waste.

INTRODUCTION–
"Electronic waste" also known as E-Waste are the discarded electronics such as computers, office electronic equipment, entertainment device, mobile phones, television sets, refrigerators just to name a few. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refers to e-waste as "electronic products that are discarded by consumers." Electronic-waste (e-waste) has emerged as a critical global environmental health issue in both developed and developing nations.
Nowadays people use lots of electronic devices in their daily lives. Also, they need
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However, some companies are just interested in earning their assets and saving their budgets. If the companies do not mind to bury the disposal of E-waste on the unaccepted areas, our environment might be fall into disrepair.

SOURCES OF E-WASTE-
Electronic waste especially computer waste is growing exponentially in volume because of increasing demand of information technology and its application in the national growth process. Various government departments, public as well as private sectors are fast feeding old electronic appliances such as computers, telephones, etc, into the waste stream.
• Individual household and small business
• Large business, Institutions, government houses
• PC manufacturers and retailers
• E waste from imports
• Secondary market of old PCs

E-waste from Individual Households-
They are not major contributors to E-waste, but neverthe less number is growing and so it remains as a concern.

E-waste form Business Sectors-

The business sectors (government departments, public or private sector, etc) were the earliest users of electronic products; today they account for 78 per cent of total installed PCs . Hence, they are the major producers of obsolete technology.

E-waste from Manufacturers & Retailers-
PC manufacturer and retailers are next on the list of contributors to the e-waste segment. The waste form this sector comprises of defective IC chips,

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