A major problem our planet is facing in this modern electronic world is of enormous waste crisis. The amount of waste that is generated annually is whopping and one of the major parts of such waste is electronic waste. Electronic waste refers to all those types of waste products that emanate from the use of electronic gadgets and equipments.
Why Is Electronic Waste Growing At An Alarming Rate?
The electronic industry is all about science and technology. As science and technology continues to make advancements, the field of electronic industry is witnessing a huge boom. New products are launched every now and then. No doubt, the number of gadget freaks and tech savvy people are increasing since people are becoming more and more dependent on such electronic gadgets to carry out numerous day to day activities.
As electronic waste is directly proportional to the number of electronic stuffs that we use, it is no surprise that the amount of electronic waste is increasing too. Such is the rate of anthropogenic exploitation that the right mitigation measures must be taken at the earliest. The future of the planet seems to be in danger with latest innovation inroads deadlocked between science and technology. Nonetheless, e waste is definitely an issue rarely implored yet highly important today.
What Are The Mitigation Measures?
In order to curtail the huge growth of electronic waste, there are a lot of different strategies and measures that can be implemented. The key of all measures is recycling of these waste products. Recycling stuff always helps in reducing the amount of waste that is generated. For example, rechargeable batteries would definitely work better than lithium ion batteries in the long run - besides, are rechargeable batteries better to use anyway?
When you recycle electronic waste, it will serve dual purpose. Firstly, the amount of waste that will be dumped is reduced. Secondly, as the same stuff is channelized for productive use again, it helps in conservation of available resources and can thereby aid in sustainable development as well.
There are a lot of recycling methods that can be used and it is up to you to explore these methods and choose the one that is apt for your use. Thereafter you can implement them to see their benefits.
The Green Movement
The next big mitigation measure is to start a green movement and one must make people aware with the need to stick to this movement. Electronic wastes that are dumped contain a lot of useful and productive materials too. By dumping such waste we are not only harming the environment, but are wasting some of the finest useful resources as well.
So, if you familiarize people with the need to have a green environment where we recycle and reuse stuff we can help in reducing the misuse precious resources.
Truth be told, one must study the different details and then take the right actions. As the biggest source of electronic waste are MNCs, one need to ensure that the seeds of green movement are sown at such organizations in first place. We need to find areas that produce electronic waste in huge amounts and spread the movement at these places.
If electronic waste is efficiently recycled and treated before dumping, half the problem of waste management which our planet faces today is solved.
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