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August , 2014
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Illegal e-waste recycling booms in Moradabad

Source: The Times of India, Date: August , 2014

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.

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