How a start-up in India is pioneering a way to tackle the global e-waste problem

Cleaning up India’s mountains of e-waste

Every year, India generates 3.2 million metric tons of old smartphones, laptops, monitors and more. Image: Microsoft

Harry Kretchmer
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E-waste is found throughout the modern economy. Image: Global E-waste Monitor, 2017, WEF
Pranshu SinghalFounder, Karo Sambhav (EPR in E-waste & Plastics), at Karo Sambha’s corporate office in Gurugram, Haryana, India. 29th September, 2020.
Pranshu Singhal founded Karo Sambhav as a sustainability “movement”. Image: Microsoft
A new circular vision for electronics
The Forum believes electronics can be a more sustainable industry. Image: WEF
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