A groundbreaking Construction Annual Waste Report has exposed widespread non-compliance issues within the UK building sector. Drawing from a comprehensive analysis of 90,000 data points, the report sheds light on the alarming prevalence of regulatory violations and deficient information management.
Ecowork is the first of its kind in India, and it aims to provide a sustainable solution to the problem of e-waste. It is a coworking space in Ghaziabad that offers a safe working environment for e-waste recycling.
A group of environmental organizations in Kolkata, India, has launched a battery-operated cart to collect e-waste from doorsteps. The initiative, called "Circular on Wheel," is part of a larger effort to promote circular economy practices in the city.
The Government of India, as well as several state governments, has taken a number of efforts to promote the country's EV ecosystem, including the implementation of financial incentives, schemes, subsidies, infrastructure development, and regulatory measures. It is very astounding to notice that the EV industry in India is expected to grow at a 90% CAGR until at least 2030.
According to the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change data, India recycled just 32.9 percent of the e-waste created in 2021-2022. While the amount is higher than in past years, it still shows that an astounding 10,74,024 tonnes (67%) of e-waste went unprocessed.
In the fiscal year 2023, which ends in March, 325-350 tonnes of e-waste is scheduled to be disposed of and recycled, up more than 18% from the previous year, owing to an increase in disposal from workplaces, businesses, and families.
Against all odds, IIT-Guwahati dropout Anant Mittal (25) has prepared one of India's first bio-refineries for the extraction of valuable metals from electronic trash (e-waste). The demonstration facility, which is being built in a commercial building in his hometown of Roorkee, can now process 150 kg of e-waste per day and is awaiting commercialization. Anant has decided to discontinue his BTech (civil engineering) studies in 2020 in order to focus more attention on his drone projects. His business, RacerFly, has already configured South Korean and Chinese drone components to provide the most market-suited drones in India.
A city-based college organized a 'bE-Responsible' e-waste collection drive to raise awareness about the harmful impacts of e-waste and how to properly dispose of or recycle it without affecting the environment.
More than 7 tonnes of potentially dangerous electronic trash, including batteries and accumulators, have been gathered by Ecobatt-Energy Cambodia over the course of the previous four years. These products cannot be recycled in the Kingdom due to a lack of infrastructure.