About E-Waste Management Nepal
Electronic products that no more can be used as per their original purpose and are left back in houses/offices as wastes are e-wastes. E-wastes are considered hazardous, as certain components of some electronic products contain materials that are hazardous, depending on their condition and density. Computer wastes that are land filled produces contaminated leachates, which eventually pollute the groundwater. Acids and sludge obtained from melting computer chips, if disposed on the ground causes acidification of soil. Discarded computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, fax machines, electric lamps, cell phones, audio equipment and batteries if improperly disposed can leach lead and other substances into soil and groundwater. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled in an environmentally sound manner so that they are less harmful to the ecosystem. At our EWM (Electronic Waste Management) Lab, we collect/buy these wastes, process it and convert it into electronic goods once again. These products will be donated to the community centers, community schools as required and the chain will be established. Technicians at EWM-Garage will be employed from marginalized communities. Knowledge Centers will be established in urban slums providing basic learning equipment such as a computer, TV and other technology. Young volunteers will be mobilized for collection and distribution of e-wastes.
Introduction/Background of the E-Waste
E-waste Management Nepal is established with the view to manage electronic wastes from household, offices, organization and public places to make them reusable and provide those reusable items to remote communities, schools, libraries and the needy groups.
Electronic wastes have certain effects that are hazardous to health. This project aims to reduce such effects by effectively recycling them and thus making them reusable.
At our EWM (Electronic Waste Management) Lab, we collect these wastes, process it and convert them into electronic goods once again. These products will be donated to the community centers, community schools as required and the chain will be established. Technicians at EWM- Lab will be employed from marginalized communities. Young volunteers with zeal and productive ideas are and will be mobilized throughout the process. Thus, E waste management Nepal is based on the ground idea of generating and executing a fugal plan about turning unwanted electronic wastes into productive and useful reusable goods, that can be of use to remote communities, which can create employment and training opportunities to some youth and which can also reduce such wastes and their hazardous effects to health.
- Reduce electronic wastes in houses and offices and public places.
- Promote recycling and reusing of electronic waste.
- Reduce possible health hazards due to pollution of air, soil and water due to e-wastes.
- Provide employment to 500 unemployed youths from minority communities like in a year as technicians.
- Provide community schools with computers
- Provide community libraries with computers with access to e-library.
- Provide mobile phones to women groups and community centers in hills and remote areas.
- Establish Knowledge Centre in urban slums.