Impact on awareness of E-waste and its hazards in society

Shrivastri, Shweta ; Choudhary, Shobhna

Abstract

Many deadly environmental pollutions are polluting our earth today, due to which we are facing problems like climate change and health problems, another reason for this is also the change in technology and marketing trends, as well as our need to buy new items. This includes the tendency of many electronic devices to become obsolete and obsolete due to changes in time and technology, and most of these electrical and electronic equipment's (EEE) are discarded due to the end of their lives or non-working conditions. In such a scenario, it becomes a big question that what will happen to these old and unusable devices after all? In spite of this, we buy new electronic equipment, e-waste is one of the main problems of increasing waste as well as the most recent cause of environmental pollution this electronic waste. This waste is commonly known as "e-waste". In the year 2019, the world generated 53.6 metric tons (MT) of e-waste - an average of 7.3 kg per person. E-waste generation is projected to increase to 74.7 million tons in 2030 and 110 million tons in 2050 (GEMReport 2020) unless we revise our habits and practices of buying new equipment. In such a situation, the 3R policy will have to be adopted personally, so that we can reuse, recycle and reduce electrical and electronic equipment.The purpose of this research paper is to study how to make the public aware of the impact of e-waste on the environment and health, as well as to understand the relevant public knowledge and to effectively address the concern about e-waste. To help in creating awareness programs for This study focuses on the impact of awareness on e-waste and related problems.

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