E-Waste Recycling concerns
“Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn’t help much. ”
NEW DELHI: Everyones heard about non-biodegradable and harmful wastes, how to avoid them. However there are colonies, particularly in south Delhi which have collected over a tonne of e-waste.
E-WASTE is the waste generated from our used electronic devices and appliances like thrown computers, phones, discarded refrigerators and even A/C.
The problem with this e-waste is that it is very harmful as it contains metals such as mercury, cadmium and nickel even lead. All these can inevitably cause cancer, brain tumour, infertility and paralysis.
Generally the people are aware of e-waste, but do not know the problems which accompany them. This can result in negligence which I consider the worst case scenario.
Awareness must be sought.