- 900 personal computers and 3,500 TV sets are dismantled in the city every day for reuse of their component parts and materials.
- Delhi alone gets around 70% of the electronic waste generated in the developed world.
- Delhi’s e-waste weighs between 10,000 and 12,000 metric tonnes per year.
- The industry directly employs about 15,000 people in organised recycling units.
Information from different areas suggest the quite obvious ones
- Delhi and surrounding areas have a big market for recycled e-waste. E-waste imported into Mumbai and Chennai mostly makes its way to Delhi as there is a ready market for glass and plastic in the NCR.
- Burning of PVC coated copper wires, gold extraction from computer chips, reuse of glass, plastic or taking out lead from picture tubes; whatever the case, there is a ready market in north India.
- US consumers will get rid of about 10 million old computers, containing toxic mercury and lead, this year. Two-thirds of this will be shipped to Asia for dismantling.
- About 93 million mobile phone users in India will start junking their outdated or old handsets over the next two-three years.
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