India was one of the first countries of the global south in the early 1990s to call for a ban on exports to developing countries. India notified the hazardous waste rules in 1989 before the Basel Convention came into force in 1992, and became a party to the Basel Convention in 1992.

In the third year of E-waste Management Rules, 2016, this report presents the scenario of informal e-waste sector with a larger objective of contributing to the Sustainable Development Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), Goal 3 (Good health and Well-being), Goal 6 (Clean water and Sanitation), Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Commun

In spite of the prohibition on the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby feeding bottles, the toxic chemical continues to be found in some baby products sold in the Indian market. BPA is an endocrine disrupting chemical that has been accepted as the chemical of concern globally.

In the wake of excitement on the Indian Government’s decision on becoming mercury free, NGO Toxics Link’s report “Mercury Free India-Right Choices”, highlights the fact that once mercury is released into environment, it bio-accumulates and bio-magnifies up food chain, and easily enters human body passing through skin, blood-brain & placenta

Delhi has been a seat of various industrial and semi-industrial activities which take place within the city boundary. These areas cater to many kinds of industries, including plastic,metal, textile, etc.

This report released by Toxics Link reveals that that toxic elements including mercury, lead, zinc, along with acids and chemicals are released during e-waste recycling and are contaminating soi

E-waste management is one of the most critical waste issues affecting our environment. Globally around 50 million tons of e-waste is generated annually. In India, the current estimate projects 2.7 million tons of e-waste generation annually.

Though Mercury happens to be the most potent and toxic contaminant across the globe it is very rarely seen and understood in its correct perspective. One of the important reasons behind this happens to be lack of information and awareness on the issue, which leads to non-engagement by all the stakeholders.

A one day workshop cum awareness on the theme - Bio-medical Waste Management and Mercury Phase out from the Health Sector in Manipur was held at, Imphal on 13th of September 2011; which is jointly organized by the Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Toxics Link and Institute of Social Research and Development (ISRD) supported by Swedish Inte

CFLs use less energy than the conventional incandescent lamps reducing the mercury (Hg) emissions associated with generating the energy to power conventional lamps.