India has had a very long history of recycling, which has continued to be practiced in an informal set up mostly by urban poor. From paper, old bottles, plastics, clothes to old machineries- all are seen as potential income source and have been reused and recycled to earn revenue. Ewaste is relatively new entrant to this long list of profitable, recyclable items.

Biomedical waste in India is a serious health and environmental hazard. Despite having a separate legislation for last ten years to handle this kind of waste, it is surprising to note that most medical facilities have failed to manage their waste in a safe