Source: Deccan chronicle, Hyderabad,
July 28, 2017:- E-waste managers say that a majority of
the households in the city are guilty of irresponsible disposal of domestic
e-waste. The practice in most households is to either put all the waste into
the garbage bin or sell it to the local scrap dealer. Scrap dealers usually
sell e-waste to informal dismantling and recycling units. Experts say that this
practice can be dangerous to the environment as well as the workers involved.
The city has over 20 waste collection centres that have been approved by the
Pollution Control Board. A majority of these are located near industrial zones,
and they collect items from government and private workspaces, which release
waste in bulk.