Youths’ Perspective: Awareness and Attitude towards E-Waste Management

Ramesh Kumar

Abstract


The electronics industry is often quoted as the world’s largest and fastest growing manufacturing industry. Thanks to the recent policy changes in India, we have observed an influx of leading multinational companies in our country to set up electronics manufacturing facilities and R&D centres for hardware and software. This has no doubt helped the Indian economy grow at a higher pace, fuelling increase in the consumption rate of electronics products. Along with the economic growth and availability of electronics goods in the market has increased temptation of consumers to replace their household electronics items with newer models for various reasons. The net effect is a higher rate of obsolescence, which is leading to growing piles of e-waste. The aim of paper is to study the current scenario of electronic waste in India and spread awareness among students about the various issues involved in generation and management of e-waste, particularly from Indian perspective. Our study of the current scenario revolves around understanding the perception of youth in today’s times. This has been done by conducting field visits and getting surveys filled from 500 of students across Delhi University. 


Keywords


Awareness, electronic equipment, E-waste disposal and E-waste management.

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