Recyclin Lead


The UNEP report "Recycling – from E-Waste to Resources" was released on the Indonesian island of Bali on February 22, 2010 at the start of a week-long meeting of officials and environmentalists. According to the report's authors by 2020 e-waste in South Africa and China will have jumped by 200-400 per cent from 2007 levels, and by 500 per cent in India. 
  India produces about 3,80,000 tonnes of e-Waste per annum, which includes only the waste generated out of television sets, mobile phones and PCs, a major chunk of which comes from organizations.  E-waste produced in India includes over 100,000 tonnes from refrigerators, 275,000 tonnes from TVs, 56,300 tonnes from personal computers, 4,700 tonnes from printers and 1,700 tonnes from mobile phones. The un- organized recycling sector which fails to practice eco-friendly e-Waste recycling methods release large amount of toxic chemicals. The toxic gases and the large volume of Electronic Waste Adds environmental Pollution in India
   India imports almost 50,000 tonnes of e-waste yearly . It generated 330,000 tonnes of e-waste in 2007 and the number is expected to touch 470,000 tonnes by 2011, according to a study on e-waste assessment conducted  jointly by MAIT and the German government’s sustainable development body GTZ. in April 2010. Till date, there were no definite e-Waste rules in India to regulate the management of e-waste  In September 2009, MAIT , GTZ (German Technical Cooperation Agency), Greenpeace and Toxics Link, in consultation with all stakeholders, submitted a set of draft rules for e-Waste management to Govt of India.  
                                                                                      E-Waste Policy for India

Under the aegis of ASSOCHAM Expert Committee on Environment a Seminar on “E-Waste Policy for India” was held in New Delhi on May 26, 2006.   Designed with the aim of spreading awareness on the hazards of   E-waste in the country, discussing E-waste management &...