Recycling e-waste correctly
Everytime we replace an electronic gadget with its upgraded model, it becomes a headache to adjust or dump the redundant version in the right place.
Old computers, laptops, mobile phones, CDs, hard disks, washing machines, ovens etc either eat dust at homes, go to dustbin or go to kabadiwalla at meagre rates.
Delhi is one of the biggest e-waste producers of India, generating around 15000 tonnes per annum. It also leads in processing of e-waste dumped here from other parts of the country. A large part of these dumped electronic goods are dismantled in informal and unauthorised settings, leaving the environment and people open to hazardous pollutants.