I want to ask you guys, do you know where do the e-waste end up? how and what people doing to e-waste? There were a lot of illegal issues which people exported the electronic which unwanted and cannot function to the country such Far East, India, Africa and China. According to Greenpace International (2009), mentioned that inspection of 18 European seaports in 2005 found as much as 47 percent of waste destined for export, including e-waste, was illegal and at least 23,000 metric tonnes of undeclared or ‘grey’ market electronic waste was illegally shipped in 2003 to the Far East, India, Africa and China. As you can see that mostly of the country they had shipped which had a low economic status. Do you know what and how the people do to the unwanted electronic devices? They burn it which bring harmful environment to the people in Africa, China, Far East and India as the electronic devices contains precious metal such as gold, platinum, silver and copper and many component also contain hazardous substance like lead, cadmium and mercury (Saahas n.d) which bring sickness and harmful to their body and the quality of living environmental. For example, Bangalore had a bad environmental because e-waste and picture below can shown that the bad and harmful environmental.
From those pictures above, it had clearly shown that the health concern and environment concern in Bangalore is under a serious matter. Bangalore’s citizen have to work under the harmful environmental is because of earning money to support their life but it is really bringing harmful to their health! Not only the adult, even the kid have to work under a bad environmental because of earning money. I felt sad that the kids do not have choice and have to living under a bad and harmful environmental living place. E-waste had become a global challenge and concern because of the nature of production and disposal of waste globalized world (StEP Initiative n.d). In other hand, raised concerns about resource efficieny and also the immediate concerns of the dangers to human and the environment (StEP initiative n.d) which I had mentioned just now the harmful environment which affect the health of people.
At the end, now only know about E-waste which it is a global challenge and serious matter. E-waste made me scare of electronic devices as the electronic devices also bring harmful to us if we keep using it although we are not burning. Anyway, there’s some organization which support and reduce E-waste matter and where people can send and drop their unwanted electronic devices and they will using a right way to recycling it because of safe disposal, for example Saahas, it is an organisation concern about the E-waste matter and which will collect those unwanted electronic devices and recycling it under a safety way.
p/s: Miss Rohayu, I knew that it was a little late post this topic because I was totally forgot about this chapter. I’m sorry for the late and I knew I will lose mark on it but I will still post it as better than nothing. Sorry and thank you.
Electronix Redux n.d, ‘What is e-Waste?’, viewed at 18 June 2013,
Greenpeace 2009, ‘Where does e-Waste end up?’, viewed at 18 June 2013,
Saahas n.d, ‘e-Waste management’, viewed at 18 June 2013,
StEP n.d, ‘What is e-waste?’, viewed at 18 June 2013,