Development and challenge of e-waste recycling in the world

Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

ISSN: 2161-0525

Open Access

Development and challenge of e-waste recycling in the world

World Congress and Expo on Recycling

July 20-22, 2015 Barcelona, Spain

Jinhui Li

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Environ Anal Toxicol

Abstract :

At present, e-waste has become one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. However, e-waste is a crisis not only of quantity but also of environment and human health. In this study, the development and challenge of worldwide e-waste recycling were introduced to understand the current situation. From a general view, the potential threat on environment and human health has been control in Asia country, especially China; however, the African countries are facing more and more serious e-waste issues. At the same time, the transboundary activities of e-waste from developed countries to developing countries aggravated the situation. Many countries are setting about or have established the legal framework on e-waste; however, how to effectively and universally implement these policies and measures is still a key point. Despite toxic substances, e-waste recycling is a fast-growing industry in some developing countries. Up to October 2014, about 106 formal recycling enterprises in China have obtained qualification License of the Treatment and disposal accompany with fast development of e-waste recycling industry, many effective recycling technologies and equipment for e-waste have been developed, and large valuable resources were recovered and reused. E-waste management has made great progress in the last ten years, but the illegal transboundary still exist, the potential environmental threat still exist, e-waste still keeps the fast increasing, and we are still facing with serious challenge of e-waste issues. E-waste is not the environmental issue of one country. Rather, an international research agenda should be set by experts to deal with it.

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