“NEW DELHI/GENEVA – Across the river from Delhi’s Red Fort, the grim neighbourhood of Seelampur lives off what consumers in the modern world throw away – their broken or obsolete electronic and electrical goods.
Home to one of the world’s largest markets for e-waste, Seelampur exemplifies the challenge highlighted in a U.N.-led report released on Thursday.
The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report found that the world dumped a record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year. Just 17.4% was recycled.
“Even countries with a formal e-waste management system in place are confronted with relatively low collection and recycling rates,” the report said.”
Neha Arora and Emma Farge report for Reuters July 2, 2020.
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