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RSS FeedsIndia third largest e-waste generator in the world, capacity limited to treat only one fourth of its waste
(WorldNews India)

 
 

4 july 2020 06:53:50

 
India third largest e-waste generator in the world, capacity limited to treat only one fourth of its waste
(WorldNews India)
 


NEW DELHI: India is the third largest electronic waste generator in the world after China and the USA and these three countries together contributed 38% of total 53.6 million (Mt) of e-waste, generated worldwide in 2019. Releasing these data, the UN`s Global E-waste Monitor 2020, however, on Thursday presented a worrying scenario where only 17.4% (9.3 Mt) of the total e-waste was collected and recycled globally. It means gold, platinum and other high-value recoverable critical raw materials (cobalt, palladium, indium, germanium, , and ), worth US $57 billion, dumped or burned in e-waste last year. Though there is no such estimation for...


 
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