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Overview of e-waste related information

Population(total inhabitants in million)20121,223.17IMF WEO
Purchasing Power*(USD per Inhabitant)20123,851IMF WEO

EEE Put on Market*(kg per inhabitant)20122.5UNU-IAS SCYCLE (2015)*
(total in metric kilotonnes)20123,026UNU-IAS SCYCLE (2015)*
E-waste Generated*(kg per inhabitant)20141.3UNU-IAS SCYCLE (2015)*
(total in metric kilotonnes)20141,641UNU-IAS SCYCLE (2015)*

E-waste Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidance

Number of E-waste Regulatory Instruments  6 Regulatory Instruments
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Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidance


Puducherry (India): Environment E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, Order G.O. Ms. No. 15, 2014

India: E-Waste (Management) Rules, March 2016

India: Electronic Waste (Handling and Disposal) Draft Law, 2013Proposed

India: E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, Statutory Order 1035 (E), May 2011 - Amendment - (on product user declaration etc.) Order 745(E), March 2015Icon green
India: Management of e-Waste, Guidelines, 2008 Icon green
Tamil Nadu (India): State Policy on Electronic Waste, G.O.Ms. No. 18, 2010 Icon green