Welcome to WEEE Recycle
The rapid growth of the electronic industry coupled with high product obsolescence leads to the generation of large quantities of electronic waste (e-waste), one of the fastest growing waste streams worldwide. An assessment, carried out in India under an EU Asia Pro Eco Project in 2007, by the Manufacturers Association of Information Technology (MAIT) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, quantified e-waste generation to approximately 330,000 MT, expected to touch 470,000 MT by 2011. Of the generated waste, only 19,000 MT is recycled primarily by the informal sector. Due to the relative novelty of e-waste in the urban solid waste stream, there is little awareness on its safe management.
There is an urgent need to bridge the existing gap between e-waste generation and recycling. This can be achieved by improving the channelization mechanisms for proper recycling and establishing a system of accountability in e-waste management.
This project aims at improving the situation of e-waste management in India by involving producers, recyclers (informal and formal) encompassing Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) and other stakeholders in the value chain.