multinational electronic and electrical companies in India are violating
e-waste management norms while regulatory authorities are failing to take
action against them, says a report published on 24 June 2014 by Toxics Link, an environmental research and
advocacy group based in New Delhi.
India produces a whopping 2.7 million tons of e-waste every year but there are
a handful of 42 e-waste collection units and 55 recycling units registered in
the entire country, says the report. A chunk of the e-waste generated is
managed by the informal sector, which has been operating illegally, putting
humans and environment at great risk.