Nowadays, the way people want a mobile laptop, according to that e-waste can be harmful to the environment in the coming time. E-waste means any electrical or electronic equipment that has been thrown into the junk when it is damaged, broken, or old. E-waste is not biologically destroyed. They are reused and recycled. As people’s desire for electronic gadgets is increasing, we can be a big threat in the coming time, along with the environment. Moore’s law: Will The World Of Computer And Mobile End?
The state government will collect the E-waste
Because of these apprehensions, the central government is now preparing to make the state governments more accountable. Now the government will have to collect more and more e-waste. According to statistics, only 10 percent of the e-waste generated in the country is collected. In collaboration with the Central Pollution Control Board, the Ministry of Forest and Environment has linked this initiative to all State Pollution Control Boards. The State Pollution Control Board will now have to give details of all the electrical and electronic equipment manufactured in the state besides collecting e-waste generated in the state.
The government will also connect companies manufacturing electric equipment with this campaign. They will target those companies to do e-waste collection. At present, the states will have to inform the Central Pollution Control Board about the collection of e-waste every three months. It is learned from the ministry that they will also run awareness campaigns for the people to collect waste.
Ways to control E-waste
The Ministry of Environment believes that people use electronic and electrical equipment, but they are not aware of its disposal. Most people throw the appliance in the trash or open space after it is damaged. Such equipment contains many dangerous carbonic elements that harm the environment and the soil and water there. E-waste collection is a huge challenge. We remember that we were taught about the three R. Three R’s means reduce, reuse, and recycle in school.
Reduce: E-waste can be reduced by smart purchases and proper use and maintenance of equipment.
Reuse: Slightly damaged equipment can either be repaired and reused, or you can sell it to a familiar person who can use it. It will reduce the generation of e-waste. Remember one thing, do not sell electronic devices to unknown people.
Recycle products that you cannot repair, for example, appliances like computers, monitors, and TVs, should not be thrown away with the regular garbage.
Effects on undergroundwater
E-waste can be considered a bit too safe, which is under the ground. Most electronic devices contain toxic substances, including beryllium, cadmium, mercury, and lead, which can be harmful to the air, water, and wildlife living there. When e-waste is buried under the ground, it can gradually dissolve into the gross sludge in the landfill. Then, these toxic substances start accumulating under the ground in landfills is known as leaching. The more e-wastes and toxic substances stored in landfills, the more toxic the underground groundwater is.
The problem right now is that over the years, the amount of existing e-waste has increased. That toxic water at the bottom of the landfill doesn’t just stay at the bottom of the landfill. It is reaching the groundwater as well as the freshwater sources existing below it. It cannot be good for the living beings and the person using natural water sources like wells and river water. Because the high concentration of these minerals causes wildlife to become ill from lead, arsenic, cadmium, and other metal poisonings.
All e-waste contains some form of recyclable material in which materials like plastic, glass, and metal come. Recyclable materials can also serve many useful purposes. The best solution for the disposal of e-waste is to recycle as people are constantly buying new equipment. Therefore, there is a need to collect the waste, not to throw it away.