We often don’t give much thought to buying a new computer, phone, or another electronic device. However, when an electric component becomes obsolete or is replaced with a new device, it becomes e-waste. A growing number of electronic wastes are filling landfills those are leaving a negative impact on the environment. Due to environmental awareness, the world is moving away from linear models of production toward circular models. Electronics recycling is especially important in this regard.
Linear VS Circular Economy From E-Waste Recycling Viewpoint.
The Linear Model:
The linear model is; basically, companies take the resources they need to make a product, the customer takes the product and uses it until it breaks, or becomes absolute, and then dumps it into the landfill. That not only adversely effect on the environment but also cause some diseases to human health. In addition, it is common for e-waste to contain precious metals that can be reused while increasing a company’s revenue.
The Circular Model:
William McDonough & Michael Braungart proposed a model called Cradle to Cradle, which is a business strategy that aims to eliminate waste by repurposing resources from one process for use in another. That earned immense popularity in the era of the 2000s. They mentioned the process by which the production and manufacturing of products can be upcycled instead of downcycled to make sure the resources are incessantly reused and recycled.
E-waste is a potential source of enforcing a circular economy for our nation. If we put light on one of the surprising facts that one ton of mobile phones contains 100 times more gold than a ton of ore from which gold is extracted. Carbon dioxide emissions from electronic equipment are considerably lower than those from mining. A working electronic device and its components are worth more than the materials they contain. The economic benefits of extending product lifespans and reusing components are, therefore, even greater. As opposed to extracting, using, and throwing away resources, a circular economy can utilize and reuse resources to create decent and sustainable jobs.
In the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), the European Commission prioritizes reducing electronic and electrical waste as a human right. Among the immediate objectives of the proposed plan are eco-design, “right to repair” and improving reusability in general, introducing a common charger for mobile phones and other devices, and creating a reward system to encourage electronic recycling.
JR Recycling Solutions Promote Circular Economy
Bangladesh is one of the most environmentally vulnerable countries in the world. On June 10, 2021, Bangladesh’s Department of Environment (DOE) published the Hazardous Waste (e-waste) Management Rules, 2021 under the Bangladesh Environmental Protection Act, 1995. As part of the E-waste rule, manufacturers, assemblers, collectors, sellers, and consumers have obligations regarding the products listed in the Schedule (home appliances, monitoring and control equipment, medical equipment, automatic machines, information technology and communication equipment). As part of the registration process, every player on the market must provide their WEEE management plan. Along with that, manufacturers have to set up e-waste management facilities individually or in collaboration with a third party.
We, JR Recycling Solutions, are here to help you to maintain all the rules and regulations implemented by the government. Our expert team serves multiple companies of Bangladesh. Our dedicated transportation system, “Green Truck,” is 24/7 hours ready to collect all types of your e-waste or e-scrap. Through safe and secure transit, we send all the e-scraps to our recovery facility, where we segregate and separate absolute, faulty, and damaged electronic products. We collect all the precious metals and export the PCBs to other countries. Exported PCBs ensure the inflow of remittance to the economy. Our work process plays a significant role in the country’s economy to grow while ensuring your company’s revenue.