Electronic waste handling rules in India, which came into effect from this Tuesday, will make little difference at a ground level because there is no guideline or monitoring mechanism in place, according to environmental group Toxics Link.
Rules intended to reduce the use of hazardous materials in electronic and electrical equipment by placing the onus of the management of electronic waste onto manufacturers came into force in India yesterday with guidelines being issued by the Central Pollution Board.
While the boom in information technology, including new and old cell phones, may have changed the lives of those in the middle class in India, the nation is paying a heavy price because of it.
The state government of Odisha is preparing to enforce the e-waste Management and Handling Rules 2011, which become the norm all over the country from today.
Most cell phone users are aware that their mobile handsets are composed of a wide variety of natural and manmade materials.
Collection centers for the disposal of electronic waste are to open in Indore from the beginning of next month.
A massive landfill filled with electronic waste in the southern China Guangdong province of Guiyu is much more than just a graveyard for old computers, according to an investigative writer from the United States who is based in Shanghai.
According to a new survey sponsored by the cell phone recycling industry in the United States, Americans are experiencing an increase in guilt levels related to the issue.
With the rules for the correct disposal and recycling of e-waste set to come into force from the beginning of next month, the Tamil Nadu government has put in place the processes and systems needed, according to BV Ramanaa, the Environment Minister.
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.