Status of Electronic Waste Generation in Bangladesh: A Review


Authors : Md. Abdur Rouf Khan, A H M Saadat, Mohammad Abdul Motalib

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 8 - August

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During the last century public lifestyle has radically changed with the help of industrial revolution followed by the advances in information technology all over the world. In each sector electronic appliance play a key role to harmonize the modernization. The tendency of access to technology is almost same all over the world. After a certain time this tendency emerging a cast off electronics goods market. Some of this electronic waste (e waste) is reused or broken down into parts or thrown out completely to the surrounding environment. So the generation and hazards of e-waste has become a growing environmental concern in recent year. This paper highlights the associated issues and strategies like definition, classification, composition, generation and life cycle analysis to address this emerging problem. This study found the generation of e-waste, depends upon previous study that were conducted by various authors and organization all over the world emphasized on Bangladesh. The paper summaries the status of electrical and electronic debris and its management. The study used both primary and secondary data sources to accomplish the research work. The paper provides a most recent assessment to this relatively new concept of e waste generation in Bangladesh which might help to build up an appropriate policy and management plan.

Keywords : E-Waste, Generation, Recycling, Bangladesh, End of Life, Composition.

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