Informal recycling of e-waste a serious problem, expert says

  • 2013•04•23     Deutsche Welle

    Excerpt from the Deutsche Welle interview with Dr. Sinha-Khetriwal:

    Used computers and mobile phones are often recycled illegally in developing countries. E-waste expert Deepali Sinha Khetriwal says informal recycling poses a serious threat both to people and the environment.

    Deepali Sinha Khetriwal is a research associate at the United Nations University in Bonn where she works on the Step Initiative (Solving the E-waste Problem). She focused on consumer habits and electronic waste in her PhD on the policy, research and economic aspects of e-waste.