Vaneesh Mittal

Motivational Speaker - www.vaneeshmittal.in, Interior Designer - www.eternitydesigners.com

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Can someone elaborate on the ways e-waste like mobiles, computers, printers, scanners, circuits etc be recycled?

E-waste is growing by the day and we need to activate ourselves for handling this menace... if you could elaborate on which agencies are currently handling this in North India, or if you could contribute some know-how on how to recycle these things...Wud be a great!!!!

  • May 13 2013: Urban mining. Its already being done in Taipei. Workers remive all components, smelt them, and seperate the elemnts like plastic, aluminum, silicon, gold(yes theres gold in circuits), copper, steel, iron, nickel, platinum, zinc etc. they can mine 500 kg of gold a day.
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      May 14 2013: Yes, truly the data is astonishing .... and there is GOLD in the garbage business plus the advantage of reclaiming valuable resources for the society.... Thanks for your response.!!!
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    May 20 2013: There are many poisons in discarded computers. And unless handled properly, the materials recovered are deadly to those who do the smelting and recovery.

    As for me, I am still trying to find out what happens to the stuff I put into the recycle bin on my computer. I mean, how does THAT get recycled? Where does it go? And who buys it?
  • May 14 2013: This is sent to poor people who make money and have to deal with this unhealthy waste.
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    May 13 2013: I'm not an expert in that area, but perhaps the folks at Maven.com may be of help.