e-waste, an environmental, health hazard

31-Jul-2015 # Municipal Waste Management Source: The Times of India

With the IT revolution and, industrial and technological advancements, e-waste began being generated mostly in the last two-three decades in the country and the country has emerged as one of the major hubs of e-waste next to China. Certain guidelines have been laid down by the Union ministry of environment and forests on e-waste disposal but no standard practice is being followed for scientific disposal of e-waste by most states.

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