How cos are tackling e-waste challenge

Smartphone market leader Xiaomi has introduced a Product Take Back & Recycling Programme


For example, South Korean consumer durables giant LG has created a pan-India network of 40 recyclers, and collected and recycled almost 100 kilo MT of ewaste during 2017-2020. The company has also aligned its call centres to register take-back requests besides introducing exchange programmes.

The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 says the world generated a record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year. India is the third biggest contributor to this dump with 3.2 million tonnes, after China and the US. While the environmental hazard is worsening, some companies are beginning to take e-waste management seriously. “Things are certainly looking up since 2017 with several brands doing their bit in responsible ewaste management,” says Pranshu

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