Published on October 18, 2007
the total e-waste in India has been estimated to be 1,46,180 tonnes per year Source : IRG systems South Asia
WASTE PILING UP Mumbai at present tops the list Mumbai : 11, 017 tonnes Delhi : 9,730 tonnes Bangalore : 4,648 tonnes Chennai : 4,132 tonnes Kolkata : 4,025 tonnes Ahmedabad : 3,287 tonnes Hyderabad : 2,833 tonnes Pune : 2,584 tonnes Surat : 1,836 tonnes
ELECTRONIC WASTE Electronic waste, quot;e-wastequot; or quot;Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipmentquot; (quot;WEEEquot;) is a waste consisting of any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance. It is a point of concern considering that many components of such equipment are considered toxic and are not biodegradable.
SOURCES OF WEEE • IT & Telecom Equipments • Large Household Appliances • Small Household Appliances • Consumer & Lighting Equipments • Electrical & Electronic Tools • Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment • Medical Devices • Monitoring & Control Instruments
Over 75 million current mobile users expected to increase to 200 million by 2008 end.
…an estimated 30,000 computers become obsolete every year from the IT industry in Bangalore alone
At present, India has about 16 million computers which are expected to grow to 75 million computers by 2010
Over 2 million old PCs ready for disposal in India
E-WASTE : A SAFETY ISSUE • Discarded electronics contain hazardous materials. • If disposed improperly, they pose a potential threat to human health and the environment. • May contaminate groundwater • E-Waste accounts for 40 percent of the lead and 75 percent of the heavy metals found in landfills.
E-WASTE : A REAL ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT Element Harmful Effects • Lead Extremely harmful to the human body; • Damages both the central and peripheral nervous systems; • Can cause seizures, retardation, high blood pressure, damage to the kidneys and liver; • Adversely affects child development • Beryllium Long term exposure can be carcinogenic, especially for the lungs. • Extreme exposure can lead to a potentially fatal condition known as Acute Beryllium Disease
E-WASTE : A REAL ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT Element Harmful Effects • Arsenic Arsenic is a notoriously potent poison; • Causes severe damage to the digestive tract • Mercury Attacks the central nervous and endocrine systems; • harmful to mouth, teeth and gums; • poses risk in the neurological development of unborn fetuses • Antimony Toxic to humans in ways similar to arsenic; fatal in large doses • Cadmium Potentially carcinogenic; • Repeated exposure can damage the lungs, kidneys and liver
LEGISLATION Basel Convention 1. Trans-boundary movement of hazardous substances. 2. Ban on land, water fill 3. Environment friendly disposal European Union, Japan, Korea 1. WEEE Directive w.e.f. 1st July,2007 2. Extended Producers Responsibility-Take Back 3. Treatment by the designated facilities 3. RoHS compliant products from January, 2007
LEGISLATION India • The Ministry of Environment and Forests in India is currently drafting “WEEEquot; legislation. • The new legislation to hold e-waste producers accountable for their action. • E-waste/ components, which are hazardous in nature need to be covered under the purview of – The Hazardous Waste (Management and handling) Rules 2003 – The Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001 – The Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000. • Greenpeace International is pushing for more stricter legislation.
How to reduce e-Waste? • Reduce • Reuse • Recycle • Recover Zero land fill
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ISO 9001:2000 Certified Established in 1994. Profit making since inception Listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, since 1995
COLLABORATION • Member of International Association of Electronics Recyclers (IAER), USA • Co-promoters of e-exchangeindia.com in association with Recycle Net Corporation , U.S.A • Tie ups with the OEM’s, large corporate, Government Departments, for procuring the materials • Tie up with National level logistic service providers for movement of goods based on in house SCM • Present network of kabadies (scrap dealers) will be motivated to procure from door to door for the smaller quantities • Local Municipal authorities for collection & disposal
OUR PROCESS 5 6 Material Hazardous Recovery material (Step - III) Segregation Automated & Disposal Separation 4 (Step - II) 1 Collection of Electronic Waste Manual Dismantling 3 & Sorting (Step - I) Safe Storage 2
ACTIVITIES Recycling - Collection - Recycling - Certification - Legal Compliance - Disposal of Hazardous Substances Remarketing - Repairing - Refurbishing & Upgrading - Sale & Lease - Charity / Donation Data Security Integrated Logistic Services
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