Worldwide 41.8 million tonne of total e-waste was generated in the year 2014, which is expected to rise by 76% in next 15 years (i.e. in 2030). India stood at fifth spot globally with 1.6 million tonne (or 1.6 kg/person) of e-waste generated in 2014 which rose by 69 per cent and became 2.7 Mt in year 2015.
Recycling of e-waste is thus one of the fundamental ways of tackling the e-waste problem. India has 149 registered units of dismantler/recyclers have a total capacity of 0.46 MTA as on 14th December 2015. However, of the total e-waste generated in India, a large quantity of e-waste is recycled by informal sector where people are exposed to significant health risks.Read More…….E-waste recycler’s certification-EVI