Paper Title
Challenges And Way To The Solution Of E-Waste

Computers, electrical and electronic toys, household appliances, laptops, mobile phones, printers, fax machines etc. are intended to make our lives easier and happier. Technology advances at such a high rate that many such items and electronic devices become “junk” after a few short years (months, days or so) of use. The replacement of VCRs by DVD players, DVD players by blu-ray players and so are some of the examples in this concern. Such products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their useful life can be called as waste or better it can be known as electronic waste, or e-waste. It is created from anything electronic: TVs, monitors, cell phones, PDAs, CD players, and other devices mentioned as above. It contains both valuable materials as well as hazardous materials.Such materials require special handling and recycling methods. The landfills of the globe are rapidly filling by such obsolete electronic devices. Many form of harmful materials such as beryllium, cadmium, mercury and lead are the prime constituent of these electronics which are improperly thrown away. The threat to the environment is significant when such materials are added up in the volume. This work makes an attempt to provide a concise insight into this concept of e-waste, its generation especially in India and health concerns involved to it. It also looks into the global trade in e-waste and the international experience in this regard. Getting a solution for this e-waste problem starts with education, and habit changes as a result of knowledge.