The global e-waste monitor 2014

India is the fifth largest generator of e-waste in the world revealed this new report released by the United Nations University. India (1.7 Mt) along with Japan (2.2 Mt)  and China (6.0 Mt) is amongst the top three Asian nations with the highest e-waste generation in absolute quantities. 

E-waste, or waste electrical and electronic equipment, is an emerging and fast-growing waste stream with complex characteristics. The growing amount of e-waste has posed a significant challenge to waste management in both developed and developing countries. Rapid technology innovation and ever-shortening product lifespans are among the factors contributing to the growing amount of e-waste.

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