Brilliant article on e-waste management scenario in developing countries.
Originally posted on Respose:
India produced 8 million tons of electronic waste in 2009. In 2012, the number may cross 12 million tons. No big deal. With a population of 1.3 billion, it means a mere 10 Kgs per capita !
The big deal is here. e-waste is the fastest growing pile of waste worldwide, and in India and China it is growing faster than the world. Great ! It simply means that India and China are absorbing new technology and discarding old technology at a rate faster than the world. So good for them.