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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.

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.

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.