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E-Waste Management: A Case Study of Bangalore, India

Author(s): K. Sudhir

Journal: Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences
ISSN 2041-0484

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 111;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Upgrading and refurbishing | personal computer (PC) | Hazardous substances | Precious metals | E-waste recycling

The management and recycling of E-waste was assessed in the city of Bangalore (India) based onrapid growing waste stream, waste valuable resources, hazardous substances and low recycling rate. For thispurpose, the personal computer was defined as the tracer and accordingly a model was designed. The modeldepicts the life cycle of tracer, from production to consumption-including reuse and refurbishment-to materialrecovery in the formal recycling industry. The process of data collection for the study involved field survey andanalysis of the available data. The analysis of data could highlight the strategy for the management of E-wastein the city. In this context, the study intends to reduce the environmental and health impacts from unscientificE-waste management and for understanding of E-waste collection, flow, recycling. All in all E-wastemanagement in Bangalore has moved forward in many ways and can now serve as a model for other cities andstate in the country.
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