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. Though currently, as with the other wastes, this is being mainly processed in the informal, unorganized sector in India- there is a gradual shift with formal, authorized recyclers setting up facilities.