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Mobile phones, TVs, computing devices part of 'most dangerous' e-waste produced by India

Mobile phones, TVs, computing devices part of 'most dangerous' e-waste produced by India

In what may turn out to be an alarming signal for India, mobile phones, televisions and personal computing devices are part of the 'most dangerous' electronic waste (e-waste) produced in India.

India emerges as 5th largest producer of e-waste in world, says study

India emerges as 5th largest producer of e-waste in world, says study

A new study revealed that India has emerged as the fifth largest producer of e-waste in the world by discarding roughly 18.5 lakh metric tonnes of electronic waste every year.

Mumbai gets its first e-waste collection centre

Mumbai gets its 1st e-waste collection centre

India faces the challenge of mounting e-waste: Expert

India has not yet started a programme to formally train people in tackling electronic waste which has been increasing three times faster than any other solid waste, an expert said here on Monday.

Europe dumped its electronic waste on foreign shores: Study

 Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to an investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market.

Formulate scheme for disposal of e-waste: NGT to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to convene a meeting of various stakeholders and propose a scheme for environment-friendly disposal of e-waste.

Centre, states asked to deal with increasing e-waste

Noting that generation of e-waste is increasing at a "staggering" pace and there is a "yawning gap" between its generation and capacity to deal with it, a parliamentary panel Thursday urged the Centre and state authorities to take immediate remedial measures.

Substandard plastic bags: Centre to impose fines on street vendors

Substandard plastic bags: Centre to impose fines on street vendors

Concerned over the growing waste menace, including plastic scrap, the government intends to impose fines on street vendors for providing substandard plastic carry bags among a slew of other stringent measures to tackle the issue.

E-waste in India increasing at alarming rate: Parl panel

Noting that the volume of e-waste in the country was increasing at an alarming rate, a parliamentary panel has recommended creation of a legislative and enforcement mechanism to prevent India from becoming a dumping ground of e-waste for developed nations.

Environment Ministry seek comments on draft waste management rules

The Environment Ministry has sought public comments on draft rules for waste management including bio-medical and e-waste.

Kerala govt to procure e-waste menace by paying money per kg

Discarded electronic goods such as computers and TV sets are set to bring money for the Keralites, with the state government deciding to procure e-waste to tackle the urban pollution.

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

Machakos: In an industrial area outside Kenya`s capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts.

Five firms authorised to collect e-waste in Punjab

Five private firms have been authorised to collect electronic waste in Punjab, the state Pollution Control Board said Monday.

Over 40 mn tonnes e-waste generated globally each year: Sibal

Around 40-50 million tonnes of electronics waste is generated globally every year out of which India accounts for just 0.8 million, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said.

E-waste, a growing concern for India!

Even as India is trying to devise environmental friendly ways to dispose garbage, the specter of Electronical-waste (E-waste) destroying the balance of the nation’s ecological health has already started looming over.

Need better collection mechanism for e-waste: Industry

Electronics industry today said collection mechanism will need to be strengthened to make the new e-waste management rules effective.

Need better collection mechanism for e-waste: Industry

Electronics industry today said collection mechanism will need to be strengthened to make the new e-waste management rules effective.

E-waste disposal rules come into force

Rules aimed at reduction in use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment by putting the onus of e-waste management.

E-waste disposal rules come into force

Rules aimed at reduction in use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment by putting the onus of e-waste management.

E-waste damages environment, endangers human health

Due to the crude recycling process, many pollutants are released from e-waste.