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E-Waste, Chemical Toxicity, and Legislation in India

E-Waste, Chemical Toxicity, and Legislation in India
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Author(s): Prashant Mehta (National Law University Jodhpur, India)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 11
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch268


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In present digital age, we constantly upgrade or replace our numerous electronic devices due to continuous technological advances, and short product life-cycles. With increasing “market penetration” in developing countries, “replacement market” in developed countries, and “high obsolescence rate”, a large pile of e-waste is generated either internally or it is generated in developed countries and often ends up for recycling in developing countries. The current practices of e-waste management and poor awareness in India is posing a huge challenge to the environment regulators, governments, and policy makers as much work needs to be done at ground level to achieve sustainable results This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of India's current e-waste scenario, analyze hazardous metals and consider environmental and health risks posed by them, understand existing legal framework and strategic interventions, and immediate technical solution to manage and minimize its impact on all.

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