Who Will Dispose Sri Lanka’s E-waste?

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As Sri Lanka’s per capita income is on the increase the e use of electrical and electronic equipment is increasing and this has contributing towards the accumulation of around 65 metric tons of e-waste per year.

 

According to, the Central Environment Authority’s (CEA) Director General Dr. Saranga Alahapperuma a National e-Waste Week is observed from May 27 to June 2 .

In Sri Lanka management of e waste is all most nonexistent and most of it is dumped in the environment without a proper control.

 

cell phones, batteries, Hybrid car batteries and CFL lighting units and computers are just dumped and the environment becomes toxic.

 

Although the CEA introduced a a system to collect and manage e-waste throughout the country in 2010 the intervention has not been able to address the issue with sufficient impact.

It’s high time a proper management plan be put in place and consumers and producers of electronic items asked to shoulder the burden of e waste.

 

As Sri Lanka’s per capita income is on the increase the e use of electrical and electronic equipment is increasing and this has contributing towards the accumulation of around 65 metric tons of e-waste per year.

 

According to, the Central Environment Authority’s (CEA) Director General Dr. Saranga Alahapperuma a National e-Waste Week is observed from May 27 to June 2 .

In Sri Lanka management of e waste is all most nonexistent and most of it is dumped in the environment without a proper control.

 

cell phones, batteries, Hybrid car batteries and CFL lighting units and computers are just dumped and the environment becomes toxic.

Although the CEA introduced a a system to collect and manage e-waste throughout the country in 2010 the intervention has not been able to address the issue with sufficient impact.

It’s high time a proper management plan be put in place and consumers and producers of electronic items asked to shoulder the burden of e waste.

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