The Colossal Growth of Mobile Phone Usage and the Menace of Wastes


The practice became a tradition precipitously to have a mobile phone in the present day subset of the community. The marketing fundas of the giants of telecom industry made their chicken and the pig in the society which made almost every inhabitant to pitch the payphone very hard to make their way to have a cell phone. It is an alarm to us, the space lovers of our planet that there is a slight difference of opinion about this perked up issue of wastage disposal, a leading puzzle to be solved. The demand for the identification of the discrete elements of the wastes is significantly titanic. It is brain fading because the electronic wastes are among the largest and fastest growing waste stream in the world. (Goodship and Stevels, 2012; Pariatamby and Victor, 2013; Wang and Xu, 2014).

Mobile Phone wastes and the Toxicological Information

Quiet a lot of researches have been done and literatures written to analyze this delinquent issue of waste management. It is a deep-fried subject of concern but growing as counting our chicken which has to be resolved before the hatch up ubiquitous.

The information in the mind of the mobile phone users about the spectroscopy of the electronic waste is mere, which has to be placed as a special concern. It is identified that the mobile phone waste contains the heavy metals such as Copper, Cobalt, Indium, Tin, Zinc, Lead, Nickel, Barium and precious metals like Gold and Silver. Studies done with the help of Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Mass Spectrometer (MS) Analysis exposed the evolution of the pollutant gases from mobile phone housing plastics on thermal decomposition in reducing conditions. The metal leaching from the mobile phones can cause serious environmental problems.


The recycling of the metals and polymeric components of the mobile phones is arduous among the gruel. Researchers have estimated that more than 90% of the materials can be effectively recovered from mobile phone waste, thereby meeting the targets by EU Directive (2012) minimum recovery targets for mobile phones as per the EU Directives is 80% recovery and 70% recycling during 2015-2018 and 80% recycling thereafter.

Waste Management

Based on the literatures the mediocre life of mobile phones has decreased remarkably to less than two years span of time which results in large amount of waste which made it important to recycle. The safe waste management system for mobile phone wastes to be devised up. The volume of the e-wastes going to the landfill must be trimmed down appropriately by refurbishing and reusing the parts. The polymers, glass and the rare earth minerals such as precious metals and other metals to be effectively recycled which may be at the high in yields. To lay back this and ease out this enigmatic issue the sensible segregation of the wastes and disposal to be made unsubtle to the society through trans-boundary awareness campaigns, programs to collect this e-waste. Monitoring of e-waste to be organized through the points of production, sale and until the user end.

Think outside the trash!
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!
Make the most out of what you have!

Article written by: Ananth Tamilmaniarasu

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Vishnu mohan

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  2. Munaver Hussain

    very good blog. its useful to save our planet. please post this blog globally so that all should aware of it.

  3. Rina

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