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  • Impact of the UN

    The SCYCLE program Since January 2022 Sustainable Cycles is a program under UNITAR's division for the planet. The main objective of SCYCLE is to facilitate sustainable societies. One of its motives is to design and analyze sustainable patterns for EEE. SYCLE has had the vision to alleviate the environmental load by decreasing e-waste production. Dr. Ruediger Kuehr was appointed Head of the UNITAR Office Bonn in June 2020 and is also the manager of SCYCLE Categories of SCYCLE Quantification Waste Management Systems Partnership Initiatives Training and Education The E-Waste Academy The e-waste academy is a undertaking held under the SCYCLE. The E-Waste Academy – Managers Edition (EWAM) aims to be the foremost forum available for stakeholders involved in e-waste system design as well as implementing solutions to share their knowledge, interact with experts and develop collaborative partnerships fostering long-term, sustainable solutions, and approaches on all policy-related areas related in e-waste, from policy to technology to economics to social aspects. EWAM offers participants a diverse curriculum in an innovative framework including lectures, workshops, participant presentations, group projects, and site visits with an international interdisciplinary faculty and experienced facilitators. In June 2012 the GeSI & StEP E-Waste Academy (EWA) 2012 took place in Accra, Ghana. The E-waste Academy changed its name to E-waste Academy-Managers Edition (EWAM) in January 2013. The second initiative, the E-Waste Academy – Scientists Edition (EWAS) is a pioneering concept in the development of capacity for e-waste research and management to foster multi-stakeholder partnerships and establish opportunities for continued collaboration on e-waste research, and policy and management. EWAS brings together young e-waste researchers from around the world, looking at solving e-waste from different disciplinary perspectives. It aims to be the foremost forum available to young scientists to share their knowledge, interact with experts from academia, industry, and policy, and develop collaborative partnerships. Three editions of the EWAS so far, between 2009 and 2011, have been extremely successful. The Impact The UN is trying its level best to reduce the slope of e-waste generated and has developed new designs for the recycling process, moreover, it is suggesting and trying to seize the opportunity to tackle e-waste. Still, e-waste is a huge concern and according to the UN, e-waste generation will double or even triple if generated at the same rate. #Blog4 #UNimpact

  • A Deeper Dive Part-2

    Now we have learned about the fundamental facts regarding selling/ disposal and the examples of e-waste. Lets make a move on. The essential items in the e-waste Scraps such as CPUs have toxic materials like lead, cadmium, etc. A tonne of discarded mobile phones is richer in gold than a tonne of gold ore," Dr. Ruediger Kuehr, director of the UN's Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme, said in a statement. "Embedded in 1 million cell phones, for example, are 24 kg of gold, 16,000 kg of copper, 350 kg of silver, and 14 kg of palladium — resources that could be recovered and returned to the production cycle. And if we fail to recycle these materials, new supplies need to be mined, harming the environment. Recycling this e-waste may cause severe health problems to the workers involved in the process. Data in the recent years E-waste is considered the "fastest-growing waste stream in the world" with 44.7 million tonnes generated in 2016- equivalent to 4500 Eiffel towers. In 2018, an estimated 50 million tonnes of e-waste was reported, thus the name ‘tsunami of e-waste’ was given by the UN. Its value is at least $62.5 billion annually. An estimated 50 million tons of e-waste are produced each year. The USA discards 30 million computers each year and 100 million phones are disposed of in Europe each year. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only 15–20% of e-waste is recycled, the rest of these electronics go directly into landfills and incinerators. In the year 2021, approximately 57 million tonnes of e-waste was discarded. Considering the possibility that this may outweigh the great wall of China. WEEE Forum Director-General Pascal Leroy quoted that it was more important to discuss global action to reduce carbon emissions. As a matter of fact, every tonne of e-waste recycled saves 2 tonnes of CO2 emissions. In 2019, humans generated 53.6 million tonnes (approximately 59.1 million tons), up 21 percent from 2014. If nothing changes, that number is supposed to hit 74 million tonnes (approximately 81.6 million tons) by 2030, meaning that e-waste is growing by about three to four percent every year. "Fast mobile phone development, for example, has led to a market dependency on rapid replacement of older devices," reported BBC in an interview with Leroy. #Blog3 #deeperdive Image Source :

  • A Deeper Dive Part-1

    Well, E-Waste is a vague term. Lets magnify on the term. It is vital to understand what comes under E-Waste. Anything that contains electric or circuitry components is called electronic waste.This includes- ICT and Telecommunications Equipment Office Electronics Large Household Appliances Small Household Appliances Consumer Equipment Medical Equipment Toys leisure and sports equipment This waste is common everywhere in the world. The more technologically advanced we become the more e-waste is generated. The problem here is not the immense amount of generation e-waste, but the correct and efficient disposal of e-waste which is required. Disposal by some reputed companies Most companies like Apple, Dell, and Vodafone have their plans for e-waste management, but it stands no chance against the rest that is left.Nevertheless, this initiative has caused to start a change. It takes years, if not decades, to bring this change on a large scale. Selling/Donating Well, e-waste can be sold if the damaged equipment was new or was bought recently. Ironically people don't sell newly bought stuff until and unless it is broken ,or unsatisfied by the product. People with the recently bought and dameged stuff have the possibility to sell,but here at E-Zero we believe to help and not to business so we have stopped buying e-waste .Finally for the old stuff holders, the last option is donating. Donating this waste can make you contribute towards your community. Moreover, it can be seen as a sacred duty for us to clean the mess from what we invented. Well a piece of advice If you wish to donate e-waste, you can donate it to E-Zero Organisation. If any credit is generated from the waste it goes towards people who have meagre resources for education. A few words of caution If selling/donating e-waste online, follow the steps for donating by the organisation that are generally listed on their website. Will be continuing the deeper dive in Blog 4 #Blog2 #deeperdive

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  • E-Zero | E Waste Management in Ahmedabad

    Making everybody a E-ZERO Three simple questions, What is E-Waste? Where do we find E-Waste? Why should E-Waste be collected? All electronic waste is known as E-Waste. This means the mobiles we use, the computers we use, the devices, etc . The recycling of e-waste serves a lot of handy purposes. For instance, fortifying human and environmental health by keeping those devices out of junkyards, or even recuperating the chunks within the devices that still have value, and providing manufacturers with recycled metals that can be used to make by-products. About Us, We are the E-Zero group, we recycle electronic waste commonly known as E-Waste in a simplistic but efficient manner that is the Reverse Logistics method. We collect the E-Waste donated to us by you. The E-Waste collected is sold to scrap consumers. The money earned is donated to welfare organisations every month. These all actions are possible due to you. Thank You very much for helping this altruistic cause. ​ Know More Why us, Not only E-Zero but thousands of other organisations and millions of other people are trying to make a change, its just not necessary to join us, but it is required to help save our mother Earth. You can join one of the best ways to recycle E-Waste that is the reverse logistics method by joining us, it is even no required to visit us. It can also be done while sitting At Home Project . We just don't recycle E-Waste, but we make you a patron towards the saving of our planet. Why Recycle An average of 60 million tonnes of E-Waste is produced every year Only 8 million worth of raw materials are recovered Once breathe in can cause serious illnesses 45 million worth of raw materials are lost E-Waste in landfills can have harmful effects on ground and air Children have been known from suffering memory and cardovascular issues We made the world a better place to live on ​​Recycled More than 1000 kgs of E-Waste Donated more than ₹3,00,000 to charity. More than 450 E-Zeroes in the team Our Global Partners Featured in VanMitra

  • Our Method | E-Zero

    Our Method Reverse Logistics ​ Reverse logistics is a method used by many tech companies to recycle E-Waste generated by their products. It is done by the companies to maintain the environmental equation. The reverse logistics method is the identifying and proper recycling of E-Waste. ​ The E-Waste donated to us is of end number of different brands, so this E-Waste cannot be directly given to a specific corporation for recycling. This just may be recycling of E-Waste but does not add significance to the E-Waste. ​ That's when E-Zero comes in, we identify and separate the E-Waste generated by the companies and give back the E-Waste to respective recycling factories the companies own at minimal costs, and these funds are donated to charity worldwide. ​ Though reverse logistics is an effective manner to recycle E-Waste, it still has some cons. There is a high chance that you get a high logistics cost. Nonetheless, problems like the uncertainty of rational returns, meagre labor to handle the returns. What comes under E-Waste We know that electronic stuff, which is not usable, comes under E-Waste. Wait a minute that's it. Briefly, that's it, but if we talk on broader grounds electronic waste can be categorized into many types: ICT and Telecommunications Equipment Office Electronics Large Household Appliances Small Household Appliances Consumer Equipment Medical Equipment Toys leisure and sports equipment

  • 404 Error Page | E-Zero

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