India’s output of electronic waste has shot up eight times over the course of the last seven years, with the illegal yet still open incineration of such waste having the potential to cause serious hazards to public health, according to a new government report.
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More people have access to cell phones than they do toilets in India, according to new data taken from the country’s census in 2011.
A man wanted for the murder of his wife in India was nabbed by police barely seconds after turning on his cell phone. The 25-year-old man turned on his old cell phone for as little as just three seconds in order to activate a brand new SIM card on the 5 November. However, it was [...]
Indore in India was the obvious choice for the first electronic waste recycling plant in the state, according to Mishra.
India finally came up with its first rules regarding electronic waste in June this year, an indication that the country has at last woken up to the potential threat posed to the ecosystem by the hazardous waste.
Customs in India are trying to crack down on the importation of old cell phones and other defunct electronic items in a bid to reduce the growing e-waste crisis in the country.