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Scenario 1: Official Take Back System

Overview : In this Scenario, usually under the requirement of national e-waste legislation, e-waste is collected by designated organizations, producers and/or by the government. This happens via, retailers, municipal collection points and/or pick-up e-waste is state-of-the-art treatment facilities, which recover the valuable materials in an environmentally-sound way and reduce the negative impacts. In this scenario, the e-waste is mostly collected by:
  • Municipalities (curbside collection, municipal collection points)
  • Retailers (Stores, Super markets)
  • Commercial pick-up services
can also be called as Regulated waste collection.

Scenario 2: Disposal of mixed residual waste

Overview : In this Scenario, Consumers directly dispose of e-waste through the normal dustbins together with other types of household waste. As a consequence, the disposed of e-waste is then treated with the regular mixed waste from households. Depending on the region, it can incineration with a low chance of separation two destinations is regarded as an appropriate technique to treat e-waste , because it leads to resource loss and has the potential to negatively impact the environment. This disposal scenario exist in both developed and developing countries.

Scenario 3: Collection outside official take back system

Overview : In most developing countries, there are an enormous number of self-employed people engaged in the collection and recycling of e-waste. They usually work on a door-to-door basis to buy e-waste from consumers at home, and then they sell it to refurbishes and recycles. These types of informal collection activities provide the basic means necessary for many unskilled workers to pay for their living. informal collection, when electronic products do not have any reuse value, they are mostly recycled by through "backyard recycling" or substandard methods., which can cause severe damage to the environment and human.

Scenario 4: Informal collection and Recycling

Overview : In most developing countries, there are an enormous number of self-employed people engaged in the collection and recycling of e-waste. They usually work on a door-to-door basis to buy e-waste from consumers at home, and then they sell it to refurbishes and recyclers. These types of informal collection activities provide the basic means necessary for many unskilled workers to pay for their living.

Process Mapping of E-Waste Management

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