Smartphones contribute to 12% of global e-waste, report says
India along with the US, the UK, China and Japan are the highest e-waste generating nations.
The Growing Environmental Risks of E-Waste
The UN defines e-waste as any discarded product with a battery or plug, and features toxic and hazardous substances such as mercury, that can pose severe risk to human and environmental health.
Nearly 50,000 people make a living out of Seelampur’s e-waste
Seelampur, one of India’s largest e-waste markets, is where your phone and computer go to die. Now, new laws are in the air and this could change life for the people who work here
31.6% rise in e-waste generation last year: Ashwini Choubey to Rajya Sabha
In 2017-18, India generated 7,08,445 tonnes of e-waste and 7,71,215 tonnes in 2018-19 – an increase of 8.86 per cent.
E-Waste Day: 82% of India’s e-waste is personal devices
The first International E-Waste Day is being celebrated across 20 countries by 40 different organisations worldwide to raise awareness on e-waste issues, collection, recycling