Green peace foundation is working globally on various issues pertaining to
environment. A study conducted by them has brought a revelation that practices
of global computer companies are most likely going to make India a dump yard.
There is no provision to recycle e waste generated in all the computers used
in India by these MNC companies in India. In European Union there are laws
to regulate e waste management which are currently absent in India. Global
brands have no priority in India to recycle wastes. Only ACER and Indian brands
like WIPRO & HCL fulfill take back services in India for the e wastes.
Currently 1040 tones of E wastes was generated in 2007 per day from discarded
computers, mobiles and televisions. There is a need to have a separate law
for recycling wastes. According to Green peace, it becomes a toxic waste which
is subject to environmental hazards and health risks.
The study suggests that 50000 tones of e waste are imported from the developed Countries as charity for reuse which lands in informal recycling either immediately Or once the reused product is discarded.