Time to reboot
E-waste management is one of the most critical waste issues affecting our environment. Globally around 50 million tons of e-waste is generated annually. In India, the current estimate projects 2.7 million tons of e-waste generation annually. The concerns arising out of such waste generation is not of volumes alone but also of the nature of toxicity associated with such waste. E-waste contains a myriad of toxic chemicals, metals and
materials like mercury, lead and brominated flame retardants known to cause major health and environmental damage.