E-Waste – Introducing Gen Z Pollution


  • Khushbu Sangwan Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Delhi, India
  • Shubham Srivastava Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, Delhi, India




Degradation, WEEE-Directives, hazard, Eco-friendly, E-waste.


E-waste in simple words is the waste that is generated from devices like mobile phones, computers, ACs, fridges etc. The different types of waste are the outcome of our daily or industrial activities. E-waste is generated when the devices we use in our daily lives are broken or worn out of use they are either thrown in the garbage or sold at the value of it, which ultimately results in the accumulation of unwanted electronic waste. The paper discusses the generation of mounting quantities of e-waste leading to increased threats to the environment due to multiple reasons such as industrialization, urbanization and changes in the pattern of life, which accompany the process of economic growth. In recent years, technologies have been developed that are triggering a substantial quantity of energy and waste from the devices posing a threat concerning e-waste for its safe disposal. The paper discusses in depth the methods of how western countries are responsible for the accumulation of E-waste in the South Asian region in the name of used goods. The authors explain in detail what steps can be procured to prevent such accretion, moreover emphasizing the methods inculcated by various countries to deal with such type of waste. The authors have attempted to suggest steps, with the help of which the recycling of the e-waste generated can be made sure along with the methods to control the generation of e-waste simultaneously.




How to Cite

Sangwan, K. ., & Srivastava, S. . (2023). E-Waste – Introducing Gen Z Pollution. DME Journal of Law, 4(01), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.53361/dmejl.v4i01.01



Research Article