By Manishika Jain
The author is presently working in Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
Computers and electronics have revolutionised the world but brought with it negatives that have created issues of e waste. Developing nations fall prey and turn into toxic dumps with carcinogenic wastes leaching into ground water and noxious fumes polluting the atmosphere through open burning.
India urgently needs parameter specific management options and environment friendly solutions to mitigate the e waste problem. Computers and mobile phones spew up newer, cheaper models that tempt consumers to be on the move as well as acquire additional ones. Product obsolescence has reduced from six to two years for computers, with software companies coming up with renewed versions every time, making it necessary to switch over to the latest updates for better performance. E Waste | Definition The digital...