Tuesday, February 07, 2017

E-Waste Management Rules 2016

E-Waste Management Rules 2016
Unbridled use of science and technology has given birth to many problems including the problem of eco-imbalances and environmental degradation. With the advancement of science and technology, this problem has assumed threatening dimension. Electronic waste or e-wastes are a major threat not only to flora and fauna but threatened the very existence of mankind. "E-wastes are considered dangerous, as certain components of some electronic products contain materials that are hazardous, depending on their condition and density. The hazardous content of these materials pose a threat to human health and environment. Discarded computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, fax machines, electric lamps, cell phones, audio equipment and batteries if improperly disposed can increase lead and other substances into soil and groundwater. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled in an environmentally sound manner so that they are less harmful to the ecosystem. To curve these challenges to mankind, various laws have been made in India. This paper describes the meaning of e-waste and e-waste management. This paper also describes the provisions of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 for the management of e-waste along with some suggestions for the handling of e-waste.
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