E-waste mounts, slowly affecting developing countries

As technology thrives to make life simpler and easier for all of us, it is also posing a serious threat to us especially to developing nations. There has been a 500% rise in e-waste in India itself and globally a growing rate of 40 million tons per year.

India is not the only country, China also trails behind, old computers and electronics being dumped without proper disposal. The problem with this is that these countries do not have adequate recycling plants to handle such waste. It is expected to increase further as usage of electronics like mobile phones will increase in countries like India, China, Brazil, South Africa.

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