Electronic Waste Management
Waste management, especially when it comes to plastic, has been given much attention over the years in the country, somehow, the issue of e-waste, which is among the most dangerous kinds of waste - for it contains heavy metals and other toxic chemicals — remains insidious.
Even today, when India is among the world’s largest consumer of mobile phones with 1.5 million
tonnes of e-waste generated in 2015, most consumers are still unaware of how to dispose of their e-waste. E-waste is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 30% in the country.
Assocham estimated that e-waste generation was 1.8 million metric tonnes (MT) per annum in 2016
and would reach 5.2 million metric tonnes per annum by 2020.