e-Waste Management

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

  1. Components: Computer equipment accounts for almost 70% of e-waste material followed by telecommunication equipment (12%), electrical equipment (8%) and medical equipment (7%)
  2. Other equipment, including household e-crap account for the remaining 4%
  3. Recycling: A mere 1.5% of India’s total e-waste gets recycled
  4. Reasons: Poor infrastructure, legislation and framework
  5. Effects: A waste of diminishing natural resources, irreparable damage of environment and health of the people working in industry

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