E-WASTE

E-WASTE
1. 8 Lakh tonnes e-waste produced in 2012
2. 21.1 Lakh tonnes estimated in 2017
3. By 2025 globally India will be at 12th position in e-waste generation
4. 72 e-waste recognized recycling firms in the country 14 in Karnataka
5. 95.5% of e-waste is handled by informal sector only 4.5% is handled by govt- recognized recyclers

Bangalore is Third largest E- Waste Generator
Mumbai & Navi Mumbai – 61,500 tonnes
Delhi – 43,000 tonnes
Bangalore – 37,000 tonnes

Volume of E- waste generated in 2012
TV, electrical equipment – 75%
Computers – 20%
Mobile phones – 2%
Others – 3%

E-Waste contains Harmful chemicals like
• Lead
• Mercury
• Cadmium
• Arsenic
• Flame retardants

Due to irresponsible disposal of e-waste we find 40% lead and 70% heavy metals in our landfills

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