Role of Community-based organizations (CBO) in formalizing the informal E-waste dismantling sector of India: An Opinionated perspective

-, Jishaant and Chowdhury, Abhiroop (2023) Role of Community-based organizations (CBO) in formalizing the informal E-waste dismantling sector of India: An Opinionated perspective. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 1279: 012026. ISSN 17551315 | 17551307

[thumbnail of Microsoft Word - Non blinded doc.docx.pdf] Text
Microsoft Word - Non blinded doc.docx.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (1MB)


The informal e-waste dismantling community consists of individuals who recycle and dismantle electronic waste (e-waste) outside of formal regulations. This informality is due to a lack of knowledge about proper waste handling, complex formalization procedures, competition from the formal sector, and economic challenges. Community-based organizations (CBOs) play a vital role in addressing these issues. CBOs support the formalization of informal dismantlers by providing licensed workspaces, access to recycling technologies, and assistance in transitioning to the formal economy. Formalizing the informal e-waste dismantling community through CBOs ensures compliance with regulations, promotes sustainability, and provides economic opportunities and social benefits. Case study analysis revealed that E-waste dismantler communities formed Community level, Sub-provincial Level, and Provincial level representatives partnered with local government bodies and organizations to attain socio-economic stability. They also contribute to capacity building, collaboration, and access to resources, and markets, supporting the transition to a formal sustainable e-waste management system

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Community-Based Organization | E-waste Dismantlers | Democratic councils | Circular Economy | Capacity Building
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Earth and Planetary Sciences
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2023 07:19
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2023 07:19
Official URL:


Downloads per month over past year

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item