Most of the e-waste in Bangalore is dumped in landfills or is incinerated, releasing harmful toxins into air and soil. Concerted efforts by various players in the electronic product value chain, academic community and the government is required to evolve and implement a broad electronic waste management system in Bangalore. This paper discusses the current e-waste management system in Bangalore and proposes a new system.
2. E-Waste Recycling In India – Bridging The Gap Between The Informal And Formal Sector Dr. Lakshmi Raghupathy, MAIT-GTZ , Mrs Christine Krüger, Adelphi, Dr. Ashish Chaturvedi, GTZ-ASEM , Dr. Rachna Arora, GTZ-ASEM, Mr Mikael P. Henzler, Adelphi at http://www.iswa.org/uploads/tx_iswaknowledgebase/Krueger.pdf )
In this paper the authors discuss the various options for bridging the gap between the formal and informal divide in e-waste management in India. Presented here is a model which allows for the integration of the informal and the formal sectors in India. It also highlights the mutual benefits of increased cooperation between the formal and informal sector because of their competitive advantages. Various aspects of the model have been illustrated with focus on several initiatives implemented in India
3. Perils of Electronic Waste: Issues and Management Strategies. Bina Rani, Upma Singh, Raaz Maheshwari, A.K.Chauhan. (Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, 2012, 3(1) at http://sciensage.info/journal/1362030791JASR_2711111.pdf)
E-waste is assuming serious proportions in India and urgent steps need to be taken to mitigate this problem. This paper highlights the problem posed by e-waste in India. It also recommends some steps for a swift solution to this serious issue.
4. A Study on Market Survey of Reusable e-Products and Recycled e-Components, prepared by Environmental Management and Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Department of Forest Ecology and Environment, Government of Karnataka , March 2014 at http://184.108.40.206/empri/sites/default/files/docs/2014-04-09_EMPRI_MarketSureyofe-Waste.pdf.
Saahas participated in this study which attempts to document the flow of e-waste from the waste generator to the recycler. This study carried out in Bangalore tracks the generation of e- Waste, its flow, processes used for retrieval and recycling and its impact on environment and livelihood.