Environmental Impact
10 Facts about E waste ( Environmental Impact)-E wste info:
  •    1. 80 to 85% of electronic products were discarded in landfills or incinerators, which can release certain toxics into the air.
  •   E-waste represents 2% of India's trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. The extreme amount of lead in electronics alone causes damage in the central
         and peripheral nervous systems, the blood and the kidneys.
  •    10 to 12 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed in India 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.
  •   Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
  •   For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 16 Ton of copper, 350Kgs of silver, 34 Kgs of gold, and 15 Kgs of palladium can be recovered.
  •   Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 47,541 Indian homes in a year.
  •   E-waste is still the fastest growing municipal waste stream in India, according to the Moef.
  •   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.
  •   It takes 245 Kgs of fossil fuel, 21.7Kgs of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.