Do we realize that the devices with which we interact on a daily basis i.e. our possessed electronic devices are turning into an hideous image worldwide? E-waste or electronic waste is the new sensation in the market which aims in hindering the environment or for the layman’s sake, it is acting like a deep cancer in the ecological system. Yes, it’s a doubt wobbling in your mind, that how does a life heaping up on the technological track can affect nature? We are always guided by some or the other principles as designed for us. The law of conservation, recycling resources, water conservation, etc. Likewise, one latest factor we shall make up for is BUY ONE RECYCLE ONE.
“Update: ZeroWaste is now InstaCash”
It could raise your concern, that why I need to do it? The hi-tech trash that includes cast-off television sets, monitors, CPUs, keyboards, scanners, printers, pocket computers, or anything electronic that is no more in use settles in the zone of electronic waste. In United States, 50 million tons of e-waste is collected in a year, and only 25% of the same is recycled safely. What happens to the rest of the trash? You must be horrified to know, that rest 75% goes directly to landfills. E-waste requires an organized dumping as it has certain toxic substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium which is evil both for humans and the environment.
This rising cause is somewhere hidden in this avid society and a wake-up call is mandate now. While having some of the latest software and hardware developing facilities, the recycling sector in India is still medieval. The “high penetration in the replacement market” and the “higher obsolescence rate” make e-waste one of the fastest waste streams.
Producers must be responsible for the entire life-cycle of their products. In developed countries, several initiatives have been made on this front. Several dozen cities in the states of California and Massachusetts, including San Francisco, have passed resolutions supporting ‘producer take back’ rules. India is quite back in the league as proper awareness is not reached to the people. We are bereft of this global issue which is gradually eating the entire system.
Aiming towards a cleaner and greener India, ZEROWASTE-“simplest way to dispose your Electronic waste”, is indeed making a mark. This has possibly open doors for a community towards safe e-waste trashing. You are just a call away, and the old electronic trash is picked right from your home, and caters you with the best possible service of organized dumping.
Shout out loud, it’s your environment and your efforts.
Note: This post was originally published in May 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.