e-Waste Management

India’s e-waste growing at 30% per annum: study- I

  1. Context: A study on ‘Electronic Waste Management in India’ conducted by ASSOCHAM–cKinetics on World Environment Day
  2. India: Emerging as one of the world’s major electronic waste generators and likely to generate 52 lakh metric tonnes (MT) per annum by 2020 from the current level 18 lakh MT
  3. Growth: A compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 30%
  4. Global: Volume of e-waste generated is expected to reach 130 million tons in 2018 from 93.5 million tons in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 17.6% from 2016 to 2018

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