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Creating a system/plant to breakdown electronic wastes (E-wastes), recycle and reuse different metals and alloys from the wastes.
You have a 20th century desktop computer or an old xerox machine lying unused? You want to dispose those old electronic items somewhere?
There is no problem to manage electronic wastes in the west. But here in Nepal, managing electronic wastes separately hasn’t been in trend. As a result they are mixed with normal wastes and dumped somewhere. But we like to create a separate waste management system that deals with only electronic wastes whether its your old unused desktop, an old printer or cellphones.
All the electronic materials are made up of various components with consists of different metals and alloys. Our plan is to separate various parts of an electronic device and obtain the metals, alloys, etc. which can be recycled and reused. For that purpose, we’ll employ various mechanical and chemical processes to obtain the metals and alloys.
Many materials used in computer hardware can be recovered by recycling for use in future production. Reuse of tin, silicon, iron, aluminium and a variety of plastics that are present in bulk in computers or other electronics can reduce the costs of constructing new systems. Components frequently contain lead, copper, gold and other valuable materials suitable for reclamation. Similarly, according a study some 0.013 gm of gold can be extracted from a cellphone.
Target Location :Kathmandu valley and eastern Nepal.
Target Audience :Individuals and companies who want to sell their old electronic devices.
- Helps for the proper management of the electronic wastes.
- The recycled metals and alloys can be reused in different new devices as well.
- It helps you earn some money by selling your old unused electronic items.
Early Feedbacks from People:
The concept of e-waste management is unheard of in Nepal. So I received very few favourable feedbacks. "Why would anyone want to throw their old television as waste?" asked a friend of mine. But still there were few positive feedbacks given that e-waste generation has increased and it is very important to recycle and manage them properly.
Business PlanEstimated Human Resources :
We plan to establish a collection center in Kathmandu. Total employees in that centre - 1
Similarly, there will be a central workshop outside valley where the main task of e-waste recycling will b done. The human resource that'll be required there are:
- security - 1
- Unskilled labour - 3
- Skilled workers - 2
- supervisor - 1
- Business manager - 1
- others - 2
Total human resource required - 11
Total human resource :- 11
The main purpose of this business is to help properly manage the e-wastes being generated. This business will be helpful in controlling pollution caused by e-wastes as they contain very toxic substances. Similarly, re-cycling them will also reduce the dependency on the production of metals ad other components required in various electronic devices.
The term 'e-waste' is generally unheard of in Nepal. There is no proper data about the e-wastes being generated in any part of Nepal. It might also be difficult to convince people to throw away their old electronic devices instead of shelving them. There is also absence of proper law dedicated entirely to e-wastes.
Mass awareness campaigns is the best way to aware people about the harmful effects of e-waste. Similarly, we also intend on motivating people to give or sell their e-wastes to us so that it can be properly managed. Holding conversations with big companies to manage their e-wastes and door-to-door collection is the best way to manage e-wastes.
Duration:- 4 months
In this phase we will be organizing seminars on e-wastes and also providing tranings to people interested in joining us. Similarly, we plan to inspire people to give their e-wastes to us instead of shelving them.
This is operational phase in which we'll be operating our company.
Market Research :
E-waste management is still an alien business in Nepal so there are not many companies that deal on e-wastes giving us a positive start. Since the generation of e-waste is increasing every year, we’ll be able to recycle more e-wastes increasing our business potential. There are also many companies that buy the recycled metals and electronic components both locally and internationally, the shortage of customer is not a problem at all. With favourable government policies towards waste management, we aim to flourish our business.
Intended Customer :
The intended customers are:
- Electronic companies who want to buy the recycled components.
- Individual and companies who want to sell their old electronic devices.
Technology Required :
- Automated shredding equipment
- Mechanical separator