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Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Generation and Management

  • Deblina DuttaEmail author
  • Sudha Goel
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Abstract

With the beginning of this millennium, the world has been struggling to deal with increasing quantities of solid waste. Rapid advancement in technology, especially the production of electrical and electronic goods has resulted in a new stream of waste known as electrical and electronic waste making it the fastest growing waste stream in the world. Equipment at the end-of-life (EOL) leads to e-waste generation in huge amounts. Increasing obsolescence rates of electrical and electronic equipment result in higher e-waste generation rates leading to disposal problems. E-waste, if managed improperly or inadequately, can cause enormous impact on the global environment as well as on human health.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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