6 Ways to Reduce Electronic Waste (E-Waste) 

Nov 11, 2023, 05:48 PM IST

6 Ways to Reduce Electronic Waste (E-Waste) 

Srishti Sisodia

Here’s how it can be reduced 

Electronic waste (E-waste) refers to waste or obsolete electronic gadgets. Every year, tons of e-waste is generated across the world and if not recycled correctly, it can harm the air, soil, and water, which will have disastrous affects on both people and animals. 

1. Instead of throwing away working electronic gadgets, sell or donate them. Electronic equipment contains hazardous compounds which if not properly disposed of, can harm the environment. 

2. New electronic appliances and gadgets are always appealing, but sometimes, we must consider purchasing refurbished or used electrical items, which have been examined, cleaned, and returned to full working order. 

3. No need to buy everything, there’s an urgent need to embrace a minimalist approach to electronics by resisting unnecessary purchases of gadgets and accessories. 

4. Are you thinking of purchasing a new portable hard drive to replace an outdated one? Consider using cloud storage instead of adding more e-waste. 

5. If you have any faulty or obsolete gadgets, consider fixing and updating them, instead of throwing them away. 

6. Before buying electronic items, read the instructions well and always buy energy-star rated electronics as these are more energy efficient than standard appliances, which means they use less energy and generate less electrical waste.