Study on Current Practices of E-Waste Processing and Its Environmental Impact

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Pavithra M P
Pushpa Lumina
Omkar .


The generation of E-waste is increasing as increasing in technology. The quantity analysis of
E-waste in Bangalore city is studied and methods of disposing of e-waste is known. Only 57
recycling units are working in Karnataka. In which estimating e-waste is a questionnaire based
survey. The survey could be conducted on a household basis, commercial establishment basis or
even on an industrial basis. The questions are framed in such a way to collect information about
the options of disposing off the electrical appliances, the average year of using an electrical
product after re-using, obsolescence rate of different electrical appliances etc.
While generating of e-waste contains hazardous elements. Which can cause adverse effects on
environment (Pollution of Ground water, Acidification of soil, Air pollution) and human health.
70% of heavy metals found in landfills. To know the environmental effects caused by e-waste and
Problem faced by the government for disposal of e-waste. The environmental pollution occurred
by the improper disposing of e-waste.
Some of raw materials are valuable and they can be recycled or reused by creating asset.
Awareness among the people is to be created. Proper disposing, reduce, reuse, refurbish and
recycle of e-waste. Improvement in technology for disposing need to be created. Need for stringent
health safeguards and environmental protection laws in India. The E-waste should be given to
the Authorized recyclers.


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P P, Lumina P, . O. Study on Current Practices of E-Waste Processing and Its Environmental Impact. sms [Internet]. 31Dec.2019 [cited 29Jan.2023];11(SUP):61-6. Available from:
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