What is e-waste ? : What is e-waste ? Every day, thousands of computers, mobile phones, DVDs, TVs etc. are junked. These all contribute to e-waste
This ‘electronic waste’ contains toxic metals like lead, mercury and release carcinogen fumes when disposed off improperly
e-waste in India : e-waste in India 3,30,000 tones of e-waste generated in India in 2007 according to a survey done by MAIT
Only 5-10% of the waste is disposed in safe manner & 90-95% finds its way to junk-dealers(unsafe disposal)
70% e-waste generated by companies & 15% by individuals
Reason for unsafe disposal : Reason for unsafe disposal Lack of awareness
Absence of any legislation regulating the proper disposal of e-waste
Absence of law has left companies with no fear. About 94% of the MAIT companies don’t have any policy on e-waste disposal
Measures against improper disposal of e-waste : Measures against improper disposal of e-waste Guidelines given by MoFE and central pollution control
Companies have begun voluntarily adhering to e-waste disposal even before the enactment of legislation.
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