India has become the world’s fifth largest producer of electronic waste
According to Indian media, the report pointed out that India has become the world’s fifth largest producer of electronic waste, up to 1.7 million tonnes of electronic waste are produced in 2014. According to the report in the next three years the global electronic waste to grow by 21%, to 50 million tons in 2018. But the global recovery is still less than 1/6.
In 2014,the world produced 41.8 million tons of e-waste, the United States and China produced 32% of the world’s e-waste. Including the United States to 7.1 million tons of e-waste in China ranks first before (6 million tons), after China was (2.2 million tons), Japan, Germany and India (1.7 million tons).
According to the continents, Asia’s largest electronic waste, up to 16 million tons, 3.7 kg per capita. Africa produces the least amount of electronic waste, per capita is only 1.7 kg, the whole continent produces only 1.9 million tons of e-waste.
In terms of origin, only 7% of electronic waste from mobile phones, calculators, small personal computers, printers, and information technology equipment. 60% from a mixture of residential and commercial electrical appliances, such as vacuum cleaners, electric oven, electric shavers and cameras, washing machines, electric furnace, personal computers and cell phones, calculators, lamps and lanterns.