Management of E-Waste

Already, 67 countries have enacted legislation to deal with the e-waste they generate. Apple, Google, Samsung, and many other brands have set ambitious targets for recycling and for the use of recycled and renewable materials.

It is now time we looked at dematerialising the electronics industry. The rise of device-as-a-service business models could be one avenue. This is an extension of current leasing models, in which consumers can access the latest technology without high up-front costs. With new ownership models, the manufacturer has an incentive to ensure that all resources are used optimally over a device’s lifecycle.

The Indian Government has also prioritized the issue of E-Waste generation and has established a framework for the systematic disposal of such waste through authorized agencies. This approach aims to minimize the amount of waste being sent to landfills, thereby mitigating potential pollution concerns.)

E-waste flow char