EWA – E – waste Management App

Author : Rahul Kumar
Institution : CUSAT
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Wikipedia : Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered as e-waste.

 

Did you know ?

  • 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year.
  • Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year.
  • A large number of what is labeled as “e-waste” is actually not waste at all, but rather whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery.
  • Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
  • For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered.

pro

Working of EWA :

  • Download and install EWA
  • Register yourself
  • If there are ewaste ping to the EWA support via app
  • EWA team will collect the ewaste
  • EWA team ll dispose the waste in co-ordination with ewaste management companies.

This would be a small step towards environment.But its need of the hour.When I type this idea I could see ewaste near my table.”A smartphone battery-Let me call EWA support”

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