Repulsive face of Electronics: E waste facts

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.

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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.

Ankit Taparia — the ZeroWaste Quintessence

Ever on the lookout for engagement with passionate souls, ZeroWaste has the privilege of a proud association with Ankit Taparia an environmentalist and a leader of the next generation global citizens.

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Singular passion for environmental sustainability

His exemplary devotion to the Earth’s sustainability has had the legendary Polar explorer Robert Swan picking him for the prestigious International Antarctic Expedition 2015 along with World Leaders, Environmental Experts, and Youth Ambassadors to understand the continent’s delicate ecosystem and monitor the impact of climate change on its unique wildlife and landscape.

Unlike the usual environment crusaders, Ankit is pragmatic in his approach and belief. He states “the need of the hour is to work and develop solutions to meet people’s requirement for energy while simultaneously preserving the health of our planet. We have to duly acknowledge the increasing global challenges of the rising demands & tightening supplies. Awareness has to be created all around us and people should be educated about climate change and the express needs of green initiatives in everybody’s life.”

His first hand experience of Antarctica’s changing landscape and the deep understanding of the reasons for it in the human wanton ways and lopsided development has emboldened his desire and purpose for making the country and the world E Waste free.

As an environmental crusader he leads the ZeroWaste’s volunteering efforts and has been the energy in rallying youth to the cause of ZeroWaste Mission of E-Waste responsible management.

Spreading ZeroWaste awareness

Driving the much required ZeroWaste campaigns at various schools, colleges of Jaipur, he has been able to bring in consciousness through his street plays (nukkad nataks), relaying the message to the newer generation & imbibing participation and practicing of responsible disposal of electronic waste.

Building ambassadors of change

As an ambassador for Swan’s new initiative — South Pole Energy Challenge — of sustainable development, Ankit Taparia, has pledged to make a difference and contribute to sustainability in his own small way by encouraging the newer generation to achieve their dreams. He inspires the youth and encourages them to follow their dreams and to inculcate a belief of being the best agents of change the world needs.

Hopes of the future

As a part of the global expedition Ankit has engaged meaningfully with the next generation of global leaders to take environmental responsibility, policy development, facilitate sustainable business generation and enable future green technologies.

Today, he is well poised to lead the efforts of ZeroWaste amongst the youth and to the International communities. Kindling hopes for a brighter future for us all.

Note: This post was originally published in May 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

4 things to know about your old mobiles

Now almost the entire humanity is using electrical and electronic gadgets and devices at homes or work places. They have become inextricable parts of our lives. The digital morning clock wakes us up, the geysers give us warm bath, we read our news on tabs, we communicate through our mobiles, food gets cooked in microwave, we manage our work on laptops, and watch favorite programs on the television before we go to bed. From the time we wake up till we say good night and in between electronic and electrical devices help us live comfortably. With time they wear down or with each technological upgrade we replace them with newer ones.

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When equipments become obsolete with disuse, breakage, and downgrade generally end up lying discarded at our homes and work places. In such state these are termed as E Waste. Here are three things you should know about these old damaged electrical and electronic equipments or E Waste.

  1. E Waste can be repaired: These discarded equipments, devices or gadgets can be repaired, refurbished for further use.
  2. E Waste can be reused: In their irreparable condition these can be extracted in whole or in part for elements that can still be to augment in the manufacture of other devices.
  3. E Waste need to be disposed off responsibly: The electronic and electrical appliances until their utility lives are pretty innocuous. However beyond their lives they start disintegrating into harmful compounds. In a condition where nothing can be salvaged these need to be carefully handled and disposed off with scientific methods and under the laws of the land for the proper care and well being of the environment.
  4. E Waste disposal solution: Appointed as an authorized E Waste handler ZeroWaste collects and sends old, dead and discarded electrical and electronic gadgets for recycle, reuse or dismantling perfectly in sync with our environment.

Offering several opportunities ZeroWaste gives Cash in exchange of the E Waste and it also offers Smart Credits to purchase new electronic items under its ‘But One, Recycle One’ program.

Contact ZeroWaste today for all your E Waste lying at your home and work places. It is the ‘Simplest way to dispose your electronic waste’.

Note: This post was originally published in April 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.