Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Management Strategies By Household In Solapur City

Sachin S. Suryawanshi, Dayanand Dundappa Mhetre

Abstract


The use of electronic equipments in the society is highly increasing. Need of the electronic equipments, economically suitable and easy to handle these are the main factors that increases the demand of electronic components. Without electronic equipment the man cannot walk a single foot. Due to the huge utilization of the electronic equipment in the day-to-day life it increases in the generation of e-waste. Because of large amount of e-waste it will be harmful for the environment and human health. The electronic equipments which are mostly used in the house are television set, refrigerator, grinder, music system, radio, electricity components, mobile phones, computers etc. 

The findings show that the preferred methods of electronic waste disposal by Solapur city residents are storage and sale as second-hand equipment, is about 21% and 26% respectively. Only a fraction of electronic waste (10%) finds its way to recycling facilities as there is no efficient take-back scheme for consumers. Most of the households do not know where and how to dispose of electronic waste in a proper manner.  In this research article the researcher is going to identify the practices by household about e-waste management in the Solapur city.


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electronic equipments, e-waste.

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