Gallery: Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

 

Half a million tons of e-waste is generated annually in India and is a serious threat to people’s health and the environment. The flourishing Indian IT sector contributes a large part of it. The disposal of this waste is a big problem and the waste leaves a huge carbon footprint. E-waste in India is dismantled and recycled manually in a hazardous, unorganized and unsafe manner. However, a new service launched in Mumbai could soon change the face of e-waste recycling and disposal in India.

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  1. tybgyunhjjimkikk March 20, 2013 at 8:29 am

    i am a happy smurf…

  2. karla@ Recycle Old Mobiles January 13, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you for your post. I agree. The companies should take responsibility with their actions. The people are the ones who are suffering. Please take action.

  3. M2JL June 18, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I agree with Mia. Also, shouldn’t the companies that produce all this take some responsibilities as well? Just think of cell phones that are updated on a constant basis! Perhaps they can recycle some parts instead of using more material that is going to be thrown away or burned…

  4. Mia June 18, 2008 at 9:16 am

    This would be more impressive if it included a means by which to employ the workers who depend on the current system for their livelihoods, rather than just displacing them.

  5. Mia June 18, 2008 at 9:13 am

    This would be more impressive if it included a means by which to safely employ the workers who depend on the current system for their livelihoods, rather than displacing them.

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