E-Waste Consciousness and Disposal Practices Among Residents of Pune City
Bhat Viraja and Patil Yogesh (2014) E-waste consciousness and disposal practices among residents of Pune city. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 133: 491-498 (Elsevier; Science Direct; ISSN: 1877-0428)
8 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2014
Date Written: November 15, 2014
The authors attempted to study and comprehend the e-waste awareness and disposal practices among residents of Pune city. It was revealed through survey data and the analysis that in general, the consumer awareness in Pune city is very good, but at the superficial level; however, when it comes to the disposal practices the residents are not aware of the collection centres, the E-waste rules, and correct disposal practices. Residents therefore mix-up the E-waste generated along with municipal solid waste thereby leading to unsustainable way of disposal practices. Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has played a key role by formulating the E-waste policy and it is the high time for consumers to shoulder the responsibility in management of E-waste. Also there is an urgent need to explore unlimited business opportunities and scope for developing sustainable models for E-waste management.
Keywords: E-waste awareness, Residents, Disposal channels, E-waste (Management & Handling) Rules 2011
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