A new study by ASSOCHAM-EY joint study showed that India will likely to generate 5.2 million tonnes of e-waste per year by 2020.
India is among the top five e-waste generating countries besides China,United States,Japan and Germany.
According to the report,44.7 million tonnes of e-waste was generated in the country.Tamil Nadu’s share is 13 per cent and Madhya Pradesh 7.6 per cent,West Bengal 9.8 per cent,Delhi 9.5 per cent, Karnataka 8.9 per cent.
All the electronic and electrical equipment which includes general consumer electronics ranging from televisions,computers,laptops,mobile phones,white goods, industrial grade electronics and so on.
Lack of consumer awareness is another reason for e-waste getting into the wrong hands.The e-wastes which are deadly harmful for the environment having metals like lead,cadmium,beryllium,antimony,polyvinyl chlorides,brominated flame retrdants,antimony and phthalates.