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6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION1MOI UNIVERSITYMAIN CAMPUSSCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCEDEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYGROUP FOUR MEMBERSKIPRONO BRIAN IF/1011/10GEORGE BATETA IF/1008/10ALFRED OPAPA IF/02/10MERCY KIYENG IF/1012/10
Question To Be Handled6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION2What suggestions can you make as the most suitable e-wastemanagement options available to Moi University?Guide:a) What are some of the international best practices in e-wastemanagement?b) What are some of the technologies available that can be used in e-waste management?c) How affordable are such technologies?d) Can simpler, cheaper, more adaptable technologies be accessible?For this assignment, visit and question staff (different cadres) in the following places:School of Engineering (at least 2 offices and Labs)School of Science (offices and IT Labs)
What is e-waste?6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION3E-waste or electronic waste refers to the loosely surplus,broken or discarded electrical and electronic devices.Examples of these electronic waste products includetelevisions, computers, fax machines, VCRs, copiers,and stereos, which can either be refurbished, recycled,or reused.
What Are the E-Waste Management Options For MoiUniversity6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION41) Re-sale:2) Also they can be donated:3) Salvage:4) Refurbish and re-use:
International E Waste Management6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION5Before disposing a e-waste materials you should be awareof environmental best practices and the legalitiesinvolved in disposing of electronic waste (e-waste).This is because many electronic devices contain a numberof toxic substances such as mercury, lead, cadmium, andPVC. If this equipment is thrown into the trash, thesesubstances can accumulate in landfills and leak into theground and also into our water systems.
Best Practices in E waste management6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION61. Sanitize before disposal.2. Shop green.3. Re-use or sell.4. Recycle5. Donate6. Beware of local and federal regulations.7. Return to the manufacturer.8. Initiatives undertaken.
Technologies Used In E WasteManagement6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION71) Recycling2) Benefits of recycling3) Consumer awareness efforts4) Processing techniques
How Affordable Is the Technology6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION8Consumer awareness efforts and benefits of recycling areaffordable within Moi University because the necessaryresources are available for publicity to create awareness tothe public about E-waste management.
Can a Cheaper, Simpler, More AdaptableTechnology6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION9Since there is availability of expertise in various fields,the most adaptable technology to be used is therefurbish and re-use.This is so because the hardware parts (hard disk, RAM,power supply, keyboard, mouse and processor) onelectronics e.g computers can be easily dismantled andreassemble to make up a usable system.
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Conclusion6/4/2013GROUP FOUR PRESENTATION12In conclusion the best options for E waste Managementwithin Moi University are Re-use or Refurbish andDonations to the nearby schools .