Environmental Science and Pollution Research

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Towards the effective E-waste management in Bangladesh: a review

  • Mahadi Hasan MasudEmail author
  • Wasim Akram
  • Asif Ahmed
  • Anan Ashrabi Ananno
  • Monjur Mourshed
  • Muntakhimoon Hasan
  • Mohammad Uzzal Hossain Joardder
Review Article


Nowadays, the electrical and electronic products are a crucial commodity for different purposes of daily life and they are multiplying five times faster than human like mobile phones, which has reached zero to 7.2 billion in only three decades. A 5–10% yearly increase in the amount of used electrical and electronic equipment that are disposed of prudently can cause environmental hazards that have an aversive effect on human health, marine life, contamination of groundwater, and reduces soil’s fertility. Management of this enormous influx of electrical and electronic waste is a challenge for developing countries like Bangladesh with barebones solid waste management infrastructure. Inadequacy of public awareness, policies and poor budget in the field of waste management are few of the key factors behind this delineating scenario. In this study, the picture electrical and electronic waste productions in Bangladesh along with the recent E-waste management systems have been presented comprehensively. Based on the study, it was concluded that most of the adapted E-waste management methods are conversational and detached from current technological capability. A set of sustainable E-waste management system has been suggested along with the challenges, which might appear during the implementation of these strategies. Successful implementation of these suggested systems would advance the quality of E-waste management in Bangladesh increasing the current 35% overall E-waste recycling rate and offer enormous energy from the waste.


E-waste E-waste management E-waste to energy conversion Bangladesh 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahadi Hasan Masud
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wasim Akram
    • 1
  • Asif Ahmed
    • 1
  • Anan Ashrabi Ananno
    • 1
  • Monjur Mourshed
    • 1
  • Muntakhimoon Hasan
    • 1
  • Mohammad Uzzal Hossain Joardder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringRajshahi University of Engineering & TechnologyRajshahiBangladesh

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