India’s toxic e-waste needs better handling

People are not aware aboute-waste, andthey do not have solutions tothis issue, feel experts

It can be toxic and hazardous to health. Yet, only a fraction of India’s e-waste is recycled, making the country its fifth largest generator in the world. Better awareness and proper implementation of e-waste norms alone can address the issue, experts maintain.

A series of studies led by Assocham reveal some disturbing facts.

An estimated 1.8 million tonnes of e-waste is generated in the country, and is likely to grow to 5.2 million tonnes by 2020 at the predicted annual compounded growth of 30 percent, says one of its reports with cKinetics, a consultancy on sustainable business based here and in Palo Alto.....................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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