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.

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.

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.

MPPCB mulls sending e-waste to other states for recycling

Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control
Board (MPPCB) is mulling sending the electronic waste, which
poses a threat to environment to Maharashtra and other states
for re-cycling, an MPPCB official said.

Rag pickers risk `slow death` recycling `e-waste`

Young rag-pickers sifting through rubbish are a common image of India`s chronic poverty, but destitute children face new hazards picking apart old computers as part of the growing "e-waste" industry.

Rag pickers risk `slow death` recycling `e-waste`

Young rag-pickers sifting through rubbish are a common image of India`s chronic poverty, but destitute children face new hazards picking apart old computers as part of the growing "e-waste" industry.

More e-waste from developing than developed nations

Developing countries will be producing at least twice as much electronic waste (e-waste) as developed countries in the next six to eight years, says a new study.

Finally a law to tackle mounting e-waste in India

India is finally set to have a law which can tackle head on the mounting problem of electronic waste dumped in the country.

E-waste disposal rules within a month: Govt

With illegal recycling of used electronic goods like mobile phone and computer posing environmental and health hazard, the Government will in less than a month come out with e-waste management and disposal rules.

E-waste disposal bins distributed in Delhi

Chief Minister
Sheila Dikshit on Monday launched a project under which special
e-waste disposal bins will be set up across the city including
in schools and markets.

Govt decides to fund establishment of e-waste facility

The government has decided to
fund establishment of e-waste treatment facility as part of
its waste management programme for 140 highly contaminated
sites in the country, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said
on Saturday.

China, India adding to e-waste time bomb: UN

Mountains of discarded computers and mobile phones could soon pose serious threats to public health and environment in developing countries.

India swamped by 420,000 tonnes of e-waste

India faces a mounting challenge to dispose of an estimated 420,000 tonnes of electronic waste a year that it generates domestically and imports from abroad, a green lobby group has said.