The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is constructing an integrated e-waste management facility at Sonarpur in the South 24-Parganas district.
According to research conducted by the WBPCB and the West Bengal Electronic Development Corporation in 2020-21, the state generated 41,848 tonnes of e-waste, which is much higher than the previous three years. As a result, the WBPCB is working hard to control this garbage, reports The Millenium Post.
Presently, there are five authorized dismantlers and recyclers while 65 authorized e-waste collection centers are under the monitoring of the Board. A major chunk of e-waste is being handled by a network of local kabadiwalas or ragpickers who collect e-waste from door-to-door.