Electronic waste is often referred to as e-waste and is the fastest growing waste stream worldwide. E-waste consists of electronic equipment that has reached the end of its useful life. It includes a wide variety of products used in everyday life such as old phones, televisions, fridges, and air conditioners. The most common type of e-waste is small equipment as microwaves, electric kettles, and cameras.
India is the third-largest E-waste producing country after China and the USA and these three countries together contributed to 38% of the Total 53.6 million Tonnes (Mt) of e-waste generated worldwide in 2019.
The figures have taken into account the 21 types of electrical and electronic equipment listed in the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016. These include discarded computer monitors, mobile phones, chargers, motherboards, headphones, television sets, among other appliances.
The E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 rules apply to every “manufacturer, producer, consumer, bulk consumer, collection centers, dealers, e-retailer, refurbisher, dismantler and recycler involved in manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, collection, storage and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment.
Ecoweplus helps companies of all shapes and sizes to channel their E-waste to authorized E-waste recyclers in India. We have a zero-landfill policy on E-waste. We collect E-waste from schools/Colleges, Companies, and IT parks and channel it to Authorized E-waste Recyclers.