Ever Wonder How E-Waste Is Managed in Other Countries
E-waste or electronic waste management is a big problem growing day by day in developing countries. E-waste consists of materials that are very valuable yet toxic, and harmful affecting our health and surroundings.
It may damage the imperishability of ICT (information and communication technology) use if not inscribed. We generally focus on belittling groups that remarkably contribute to the e-waste of developing countries like ICT’s confined organizational consumers.
Even though a large amount of e-waste is created by this group, the factors that are shaping their electronic waste settlement are not acknowledged and understood well. In this blog, we’ll try to give comprehensibility about it.
E-Waste Management in Some Countries
Every country has its way of dealing with e-waste. The developed countries only consider e-waste, and other developing or under-developing countries still lack the opportunity.
Considering Asia, some developed countries, including South Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, and India, have well-developed and efficient e-waste management policies.
Among all, Taiwan leads by recycling 82% of its e-waste, whereas South Korea and Japan second by recycling 75% of their e-waste.
Further, China has come forward with a law stating the management of WEEE and is improving its recycling capacity.
What did we do wrong?
Most of the brands working in different countries do not have a proper noticeable EPR to manage their EEE termination.
The manufacturers usually do not have enough information and guidelines on their website. Client care representatives have no idea of any recycling programs or take back.
Even if they have raised many collection centers, they are unambiguously insufficient for geographically gigantic and vast countries like China, India, Switzerland, etc.
This post was written by Steven Elia Co-Founder and Recycling Director at eCycle Florida. eCycle Florida is a R2 Certified electronics recycling company in the state of Florida. Our processes and procedures are dedicated to the proper destruction and recycling of your electronics. eCycle Florida is your go-to for Orlando electronics recycling.