Electronic waste management
Electronic waste means disposal of electronic appliances (McKenzie & Kotecki, 2008). Recycling is a good option because improper disposal is hazardous and may lead to health complications. A generation has increased rapidly causing global environmental problems. Certainly, technological is changing at a high rate and is expected to influence the electronic waste generation (Hester &Harrison, 2009). Therefore, it is here to stay with us since many appliances are expected to replace whatever exists increasing the electronic waste load.
A decade from today will attract businesses that renovate and recycle electric appliances with many companies anticipating recycling firms and take back programs (Hester &Harrison, 2009). M.). Alternative products like LCD panels and plasma screen for replacement of computers and televisions will be sort. Additionally, electronic waste will increase because most of the electronic manufacturers currently produce products with a short life span, which means they will not be for long. Shortening the life span will attract an increase in volumes of electronic wastes.
On the other side, recycling and reuse pushes the problem of electronic waste to the future. This is because recycled appliances in ten years time from now will expire. Recycling is an incredible thing but ten years could cause serious problems. As technology advance, the component of electronic waste may change positively. Electronic waste could turn to desirable treasures (McKenzie & Kotecki, 2008). This means that management of electronic waste will be effective in recycling and reuse. Elimination of health hazard will be possible and products that are more useful will be produced from electronic waste. On the other side, cell phones will replace more of the electronic appliances currently in the market. People will be able to work from their own comfort (Grossman, 2007Elizabeth Grossman (Autho)
In conclusion, high tech will help in eliminating most of the electronic waste through recycling. This does not solve the entire problem since even the recycle electronics will expire. A big challenge will be poses especially to the developing countries that are still adopting changes. Developed countries will adopt high tech electronics and make their disposal of electronic waste to other countries causing more problems globally (Grossman, 2007). Elizabeth Grossman (Author)
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