Prospective scenario of e-waste recycling in India

Jha, Manis K and Kumar, Abhishek and Kumar, Vinay and Lee, Jae-chun (2011) Prospective scenario of e-waste recycling in India. In: Proceeding of Second Symposium On Recycling of Electronic Waste II, 2011, Recycling of waste II.



However, India is rich in ores and mineral, but E-waste recycling is necessary due to the report of national and international studies, which cautioned on the generation, treatment and accumulation of e-waste in India. Current data indicate that the total domestic e-waste generation including imports is around 382979 MT, however waste available for recycling and actually recycled are 144143 MT and 19000 MT, respectively. In which recycling by non-formal and formal sector are 95% and 5%, respectively. On the other hand, India has developed expertise in handling verities of metallic wastes in an organized and safe man-ner. The development of individual process or combined pro-cesses for handling the e-waste is underway. Eco - friendly and energy-saving processes are necessary to comply with stringent environmental regulations.The paper includes the recent trend of e-waste generation, recycling process and its future prospects particularly in India. prospects particularly in India.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:E-waste, Scenario of e-waste, Recycling technology
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