E-WASTE MANAGEMENT Santosh M.Avvannavar , Surathkal Shrihari

Environmental Engineering and Management Journal,
July/August 2007, Vol. 6, No. 4, 309-312
“Gh. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Santosh M.Avvannavar1∗, Surathkal Shrihari2
Center for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012 Karnataka, India
Faculty of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal, Srinivasnagar, Mangalore-575025, Karnataka, India
E-waste is a new term coined in the market of hazardous substances. It has taken a new bourgeoning route since the boom of
Information Technology (IT). The problems regarding the transportation, handling and dispose have to be tackled at the earliest as
it might cause detrimental effects on environment. Presently in India there is no distinct and lucid regulation(s) regarding e-waste
management. There should one stop solution!
In the present paper, some of the Technical and E-Management Strategies that can be implemented by adopting 4 R’s policy reduce, recovery, recycle and reuse are discussed.
Key words: E-waste, 4 R’s policy, E-Management
Author to whom all correspondence should be addressed: e-mail: santoshnitk@rediffmail.com, santosh.avvannavar@gmail.com