Consumer electronics have become an integral part of daily life and revolutionized the way we communicate, retrieve information, and entertain ourselves. Rapid technological advancements and growth in the electronics industry have led to a constant stream of new products and a resulting decrease in the lifespan of electronics.
What is causing the Increase in Electronic Wastes?
There are various reasons that are causing the E-Waste to increase in large quantities
- As humans have become more involved in technology, they use this in their everyday lifestyle. They need separate devices like camera, mobile phones, televisions, desktop computers, laptops, etc.
- The global estimated production of E-Waste is more than 25 million tonnes per year from developed countries like Europe, China, USA and Australia as people are replacing their old devices and are upgrading to the new technology that’s easily available to them.
- Fast technological evolution and automation of the major industries are the major reason for the increase in E-Wastes. Old electronic items which are still operational are being replaced by people without even using them to their full life cycle.
Impacts of these E-Wastes
- Most of the electronic items are being scrapped out without using any proper product strategies which can