Issue Date: May 31, 2010
Illegally imported e-waste reaches the Seelampur market every second day, said a 35-year-old trader in Delhi’s Nehru Place market. He runs a showroom of laptops and stores secondhand computers in the basement. “I know importing waste is illegal. But as long as ships come in, so do profits. My business of about 40,000 tonnes per annum of old computers is a trickle in the import of secondhand electronics market,” he said, requesting his identity be protected.