Electronic Waste (e-Waste, or e-Scrap) is basically
the waste generated from Electrical and Electronic Equipment, informal processing of electronic waste in developing countries causes serious health and pollution problems. Some electronic scrap components, such as CRTs, contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame retardants.
e-Waste is responsible for several types of contaminations and pollution, according to activists, even in developed countries recycling and disposal of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers and communities and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure in recycling operations and leaching of material such as heavy metals from landfills and incinerator ashes.
Probably these are the reasons behind starting the e-Waste disposal system in Delhi, according to this e-Waste disposal system, e-waste bins will be installed in various places across the capital, also letters will be sent to eco-clubs in different schools to spread awareness. The waste collected in these bins will be collected by authorized recyclers recycling. As of now 16 e-Waste collection bins and 42 paper recycling machines have been distributed.
Recycling and safe disposal of e-Waste is a major point of concern being faced by governments of several developed and developing countries, hopefully all Indian states implement this soon.