Department of Science and Humanities, Nehru Institute of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore
E-waste is growing at a very fast rate globally as well as in India. The waste generated from e-waste contains variety of toxic substances which are responsible for degradation of environment and pose problems to human health. This paper shows an overview of different toxic and hazardous substances present in e-waste and their ill effects on environment and human being. The various measures such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Material Flow Analysis (MFA), Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) to control the e-waste have been discussed. It was concluded that proper collection of e-waste, recycling of electronic equipments by safe methods, disposal using proper techniques and make people aware of the impact of e-waste on environment, can be helpful in managing thee-waste.