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Assessing resident awareness on e-waste management in Bangalore, India: a preliminary case study

Author:
Awasthi, AbhishekKumar, Li, Jinhui
Source:
Environmental science and pollution research international 2018 v.25 no.11 pp. 11163-11172
ISSN:
0944-1344
Subject:
adverse effects, case studies, educational status, electronic wastes, females, males, public health, recycling, surveys, India
Abstract:
The generation of e-waste has increased significantly in India, and the informal recycling of e-waste has adverse effects on environment and public health. In this article, the E-waste management is evaluated in accordance from the resident’s awareness perspective in Bangalore city, India. The survey data revealed that about 58% male and 42% female responded and 35% of the participants belong to age range between 18 and 25 years. About 60% of respondent’s education level was either graduate or post graduate, 27% high school to higher school, 10% higher educated (> post graduate), and 3% primary to middle. Only 30% of the respondents were confident with e-waste rules and regulation, while 39% of the respondents were of very little information. Indian e-waste management has been improving for the last few years and it continues to develop. Therefore, the findings can be valuable for better understanding the resident’s awareness for e-waste management and also need to promote the environmentally sound management of e-waste in Bangalore, India.
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5929112