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October 05, 2007
One tonne of scrap from discarded computers contains more gold than can be produced from 17 tonne of gold ore. Mumbai alone throws away 19,00 tonne of electronic waste a year, excluding the large e-waste imports from developed nations through its port.
The projected growth for the e-waste generation for India is about 34% year on year.
India already has a few small scale regional recycling programs-’Eparisara’ and’Trishyiraya’ are two such outfits.
Source:Times of India, 8June, 2007