Electronic Waste and India

Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the country. Growth of Information and Communication Technology sector has enhanced the usage of the electronic equipment exponentially. Faster obsolescence and subsequent up-gradation of electronics product, are forcing consumers to discard old products, which in turn accumulate huge e-waste to the solid waste stream.

Publication Type

Report

Experts

Dr. S. Chatterjee

Time Frame

2011

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E-waste is growing in India at the rate of 10%. Major recycling of e-waste is carried out in the non-formal sector using primitive and hazardous methods. Adequate legislative measures and cost-effective, environmental friendly, technological solution would be needed to address the issue. This article provides the basic information on electronic waste management in India.

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Publication Type

Report

Experts

Dr. S. Chatterjee

Time Frame

2011