Make Segregation of EWASTE mandatory
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Ewaste is the world's fastest-growing type of waste. India is currently fifth in EWASTE production globally, but with the boom in the smartphone industry; ewaste is being generated rapidly. Ewaste is being thrown away like normal trash in stark contrast to the guidelines on most electronic items. Toxic metals in Ewaste are leeching into our ecosystem and destroying it. Those who attempt ewaste segregation and give it Kabadiwaala's who have no training or knowledge on how to dispose of it. They use acids and chemicals which create air pollution while destroying their health. The silicon valley of India- Bangalore is a leading ewaste producer and should be the first in India to take a stand.
The answer is simple; make ewaste segregation mandatory. Unlike other types of waste, ewaste has no shelf life. A small box may be used as ewaste is not frequently collected. With a population of11,440,030 (4.10%- Growth Rate) people, a measly 10 grams of Ewaste recycled can go a long way. Ewaste recyclers take electronics to extract raw materials. Materials that can be used to help make new electronics. A large number of apartment complexes are segregating ewaste and after doing research setting up a collection point is not hard. If the government makes this compulsory the benefit would be astronomical.
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We here at hittherecyclebin have made ewaste recycling our priority. We have successfully collected over 50 kilos of Ewaste. This petition ensures awareness and our cause is heard. After watching the videos and understanding the problem we hope you too will support this petition.
- 1. Every year the world produces 1.4 billion new phones, the old ones enter a global stream of old TVs, computers, tablets, and phones. It's the fastest growing source of waste on the planet.
- 2. In 2009, discarded TVs, computers, peripherals (including printers, scanners, and fax machines) mice, keyboards, and cell phones totaled about 2.37 million short tons.
- 3. 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed of worldwide every year
- 4. Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
- 5. For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 lbs. of copper, 772 lbs. of silver, 75 lbs. of gold, and 33 lbs. of palladium can be recovered.
- 6. It takes 530 lbs. of fossil fuel, 48 lbs. of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.
- · India generates about 1.85 million tons of e-waste annually
- 7. India ranks fifth in the world among top e-waste producing countries
- 8. · 95 per cent of India's e-waste comes from the unorganized sector
- 9. With India’s e-waste generation estimated to reach 52 lakh tons in 2020, the future doesn’t look too bright, unless stringent recycling procedures are followed. What India needs is more e-waste recycling units than the current 148 units it has? Most importantly the unorganized sector should also be brought under proper supervision and monitoring, so that majority of the e-waste generated could be recycled properly.
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