The Brand Equity Foundation estimates that India’s electronics market will reach $400 billion by 2022. According to the telecom giant Ericsson, smart phones will lead the boom in India from 90 million users in 2013 to a massive 520 million smart phone users by 2020. By 2020 India’s e-waste from old mobile phones and computers will rise by about 1,800% and 500% respectively, according to the industry body ASSOCHAM-KPMG’s joint study. Alarmingly, a mere 1.5 % of India’s total e-waste gets recycled, while over 95% of e-waste generated is managed by the unregulated sector, the rest ends up in landfills.   Urban Mining Emerging in India   India is the world’s biggest gold user, yet it has only one operational gold mine, at Hutti, in Karnataka state, Southern India, which...