e Waste and Solid/Hazardous Waste Inventory and Waste Exchange Centre

'e-waste' means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from

manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes. e-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. The generation rate is rising exponentially due to increasing ‘market penetration’ and ‘high obsolescence rate’. The composition of e-waste is very diverse and differs in products across different categories. It contains more than a 1000 different substances, which fall under “hazardous” and “non-hazardous” categories. The current e-waste market in India is majorly governed by unorganized sector where e-waste is managed and disposed in a manner which is harmful to environment and the human health. The Institute has taken up the project “Inventorization of e-waste/solid/hazardous waste generated in the State of Gujarat”. The main aim of the project is to conduct the detailed inventorization with the objective to identify and quantify the manufacture, production, sale, purchase and processing of electronic and electrical equipment in the specified location of the state of Gujarat which would include the e-waste generating consumer/bulk consumers, collection center of e-waste dismantlers of electrical/electronic equipment processors recyclers of e-waste.

A waste exchange is the process for listing out one's surplus resources, and makes them available for use by another, either for sale or free collection. This may encompass a wide range of sometimes surprising materials, perhaps difficult wastes that may not have recognized markets, brokers or

dealers.

The Waste Exchange Center of GEMI intends to promote potential for reducing use of virgin resources. It would stop useful materials going to landfill, while increasing costs, lower purchase costs, and a positive image by creating profitability. Benefits to those who use the exchanges include reduced disposal benefit to society as a whole through redistributing resources and materials to where they are most beneficial.

Objectives

  • Waste minimization
  • Waste utilization
  • Converting waste to energy
  • Providing resources to the consumers in less cost
  • Conservation of energy & our finite natural resources
  • To create a better understanding about alternatives for materials use & reuse

Project Benefits

  • Industry identify the right place of hazardous waste by meeting with its user and will get the solution at free of cost, 
  • Laboratory for finding wide market of analysis of the hazardous waste,
  • Research Institute/ Ph.D. student by providing scope of research and do business by giving alternate solution of dumping or incineration,
  • Professional Expert – Consultant do business with waste generator and user by successfully establishing the solution.