World at Work: India

By Jane Hwang - 2013-11-06T13:59:54Z

Photograph by Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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About 50 metric tons of electronic waste a year is generated worldwide. Attero Recycling Private Ltd. bills itself as the first company in India to do end-to-end recycling of electronics, picking up the e-waste -- including used computers, cell phones, network gear and television sets -- from sites and processing it. 

Left, a worker holds copper wire salvaged from cables at an Attero facility in Noida, in Uttar Pradesh state. There are additional offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and Roorkee.