There are so many technological advancements that to keep up with the trends one needs to have up to date mobile phones, laptops, computers, electronic gadgets, etc.
→ When new phone or laptop comes into the market people discard the old ones. → When the electronic gadgets are discarded they become the electronic waste.
Sooner or later the gadgets have to be discarded but with increasing trend in new phones coming out every year the electronic waste has increased.
Even the new phones being launched offer services which cannot be availed at the old model, this is another reason why people need to buy new gadgets.
Another problem with electronic waste is that if it is not disposed off properly it can result in various problems in form of pollution, which can be air pollution, water pollution etc. E-waste also enters the soil and water which makes the circumstances difficult for people.
For this problem,
The manufacturers of gadgets should ask the consumers to give the electronics back to the manufacturers so that they can re-use them rather than disposing them off.
The government can encourage the companies to buy the old equipment from the people, they should offer some sort of tax saving for the companies.
Another solution for this can be that the used mobiles and electronic gadgets can be sent to the countries where purchasing power is low so that people who cannot afford it can buy the electronic gadgets and help reduce the problem of electronic waste.
Lastly, I want to conclude.. We can diminish this problem.. Only when we co-operate and work together..