5 Dec 2021

Children exposed to toxic chemicals in India’s electronic waste markets

From old fridges to discarded smartphones – when old electronic products are thrown away, they often end up in places like Seelampur, India’s largest electronic waste market  – where thousands of people are employed breaking down the waste, including children.

E-waste, as it’s known –  is growing three times faster than any other kind of rubbish we produce – but the subject didn’t even make it onto the agenda at the COP26 climate talks last month.

From Delhi, Mandakini Gahlot reports.