e-Waste Management

India 5th biggest generator of e-waste in 2014: UN report

  1. As per recently released Global E-Waste Monitor 2014 report by United Nations, India is the fifth biggest producer of e-waste in the world.
  2. Top 5 e-waste producing nations: US, China, Japan, Germany and India.
  3. India has discarded around 1.7 million tonnes (Mt) of e-waste in 2014.
  4. Top 3 Asian e-waste producing nations are- China (6.0Mt), Japan (2.2Mt) and India (1.7Mt).