Recently, I saw two dismantled desktop computers and exposed wires lying on the road. Someone had discarded them along with the regular household garbage. While the authorities are working on different ways to deal with the garbage problem, there has to be a better system for e-waste disposal.
In some places people often burn garbage. We all know that burning electronic items can be dangerous for humans if they inhale the smoke. Also, many stray animals dig the garbage for food, it can be harmful for them also. E-waste is nothing but discarded electrical or electronic devices. They cannot be degraded and when left in open, they can cause serious damage to the soil and the environment. Yet, we throw the e-waste along with the regular garbage. In many western countries they have a separate disposal system for the e-waste.
All the e-waste goes to a place where the components are broken down and accordingly recycled. We should look at adopting smart ways of disposing electronic garbage. To start with, let’s stop throwing them out in street bins kept for daily waste disposal.
This write-up was provided by S Krittika Class 6, St Joseph’s Matriculation.