E-waste: Implications, regulations, and management in India and current global best practices
E-waste is among the fastest growing waste streams across the world today, with its growth fuelled by exponential growth in the use of electronic equipment, especially PCs (personal computers), and their rapid rate of obsolescence. The disposal of e-waste is a major problem because of the presence of toxic elements such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. The backyard recycling operations are mostly rudimentary in nature, causing extensive damage to both the environment and human health. Therefore, there is an urgent need to adopt an environment-friendly and simple technology for recycling these wastes. There is also a need to create awareness among stakeholders, including workers involved in e-waste recycling units. The book addresses these issues and also covers international best practices and regulations on e-waste.
• Experts from various fields have contributed articles in this book.
• The book includes all that one wanted to know about e-waste, right from its generation to its disposal.
• Facts are represented pictorially.
• Text is supported with data represented in the form of tables.
• CPCB guidelines for e-waste management have also been included.
The book is designed to fulfill the much-awaited need for a handy, scientific, and easy-to-understand comprehensive handbook for professionals, hardware developers, PC manufacturing companies, IT companies, ministries, corporate, policymakers, researchers, small scale enterprise, engineering colleges, schools, libraries, NGOs, banks, and recyclers of old materials.
Table of Contents
Current status in India and Europe - status, economics, and projection
• Global e-waste growth
• Dark shadows of digitization on Indian horizon
• E-waste generation, migration, and a case study, Delhi
• Whither e-waste in India ? The Indo-German-Swiss e-waste Initiative
WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) - toxicity and health
• Hazardous substances in waste electrical and electronic equipment-toxicity and release
• Occupational and environmental health perspectives of e-waste recycling in India: a review
E-waste regulation - Indian and international status
• E-waste legislation in the European Union and the Basel Convention
• Regulating e-waste: a review of the international and national legal framework on e-waste
• Extended producer responsibility: a key tool for international rules and regulations on e-waste
Recycling technologies for e-waste
• Optimal planning for computer waste
• Recycling of e-scrap in a global environment-opportunities and challenges
• Technologies for recovery of resources from electronic waste
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