The Peetal Nagri (brass city) has become a hotbed for
unauthorized e-waste recycling. Global recession and the decreasing demand for
brass products in the West forced the manufacturers and the handicraft workers
to adopt the hazardous e-waste recycling to earn their livelihood. E-waste
contains PVC, used in circuit boards, that is banned by the Uttar Pardesh
government under the Plastic Use and Disposal Act 2000. The Moradabad
administration has not been able to crackdown these unauthorized workshops
posing a threat to the regional environment and health of the workers.