e-Waste Management

India fifth largest producer of e-waste: Study

  1. Context: A joint study by Assocham & KPMG
  2. India is the fifth largest producer of e-waste, discarding roughly 18.5 lakh tonnes of electronic waste each year
  3. Also, India has emerged as the world’s second largest mobile market
  4. As a result, telecom equipment alone accounts for 12% of the e-waste
  5. With more than 100 crore mobile phones in circulation, nearly 25% end up in e-waste annually
  6. The stduy suggests that electronic waste collection targets should be implemented in a phased manner with lower and practically achievable target limits
  7. Also, detailed implementation procedures for collection of electronic waste from the market need to be followed

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