Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. India is the fifth largest producer of e-waste in the world
2. Africa has lowest amount of e-waste per inhabitant
3. Norway is the top per capita producers of e-waste
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

India is the fifth biggest producer of e-waste in the world, discarding 1.7 million tonnes (Mt) of electronic and electrical equipment in 2014. India is behind the U.S., China, Japan and Germany. The top per capita producers by far are the wealthy nations of northern and western Europe, the top five being Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, and the U.K. The lowest amount of e-waste per inhabitant was generated in Africa (1.7 kg/inhabitant). The continent generated 1.9 Mt of e-waste in total. Most e-waste in the world in 2014 was generated in Asia at 16 Mt or 3.7 kg per inhabitant. The top three Asian nations with the highest e-waste generation in absolute quantities are China (6.0 Mt), Japan (2.2 Mt) and India (1.7 Mt).

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