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CB Materials: Recycle, Reuse, Dispose?

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Jacob
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Re: E-Waste
Jacob   12/30/2013 10:30:51 PM
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"Even though this is a global concern, it is up to each country to implement policies that are appropriate to the "electronic use culture" of their population. In some countries, "reuse" no longer makes sense, whereas in others it does."

HH, US and some of the EU countries are dumping e-waste to African countries, on some other names. Recently I read that a plan for dumping it in mid sea; which can create more hazard to sea living specious.

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TaimoorZ   12/26/2013 6:25:46 AM
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"E-waste wouldn't generate if independent companies would know the aspects of disposing of wastes in the long run"

@tirlapur: That's true but I don't blame the companies entirely. In the competitive environment, companies are forced to cut costs and not spend anything extra. Spending money on recyclable packaging will only pay off if the customers appreciate that and are willing to pay more for it. I don't think customers these days want to do that.

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TaimoorZ   12/26/2013 6:15:03 AM
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"In some countries, "reuse" no longer makes sense, whereas in others it does."

@Hospice: I think the products cannot be directly resued without any modifications. Reusing the components and making them in a workable state involves a lot of labor efforts. In countries where labor is cheap this is a viable option but not in countries where labor is expensive. This is why they don't have the reuse option and are forced to dispose off electronic items.

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tirlapur   12/26/2013 2:23:02 AM
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@Jacob: E-waste wouldn't generate if independent companies would know the aspects of disposing of wastes in the long run. Although initial costs of recycling are high, it pays off in the long run, as e-wastes would continue to build up. Recycling companies can make fortunes out of e-waste.

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tirlapur   12/26/2013 2:21:33 AM
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Every development project gets OK TESTED by Environmental Impact Assessment Board. This means that companies take full responsibility of the wastes produced and formulates ways to dispose of the wastes thus produced. Smaller companies don't usually do this, because these ways of disposing of wastes have a high overhead and the smaller companies cannot make enough profit if they dispose of wastes correctly. Larger companies which assemble parts from the smaller companies don't take the time out to reuse/recycle the wastes because that rule doesn't involve their trade policies.

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Hospice_Houngbo   12/24/2013 1:02:30 PM
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@Jacob: Even though this is a global concern, it is up to each country to implement policies that are appropriate to the "electronic use culture" of their population. In some countries, "reuse" no longer makes sense, whereas in others it does.

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E-Waste
Jacob   12/23/2013 6:21:49 AM
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"I asked at my kid's school if they needed or wanted a few old but working computers, but even they kindly refused since they were not up to par with current technology. Thankfully, I found a local technology recycling center that will take them off my hands. How about you? Are you a technology pack-rat with a home or office full of old electronics?"

Nicole, disposing e-waste is a global concern and it's very difficult for recycle in a safer way. Now some of the companies like Nokia, Flipkart etc are accepting/exchanging their old products for recycling. But around 98% of remaining e-waste is accumulating around us, in unsafe manner, which can create hazardous to human and other living creators.



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