The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Committee held an interactive workshop on "Implementation of EPR under E-waste (Management) Rules- 2022 and Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022" on Friday, October 2, 2023, at the Jammu Convention Center.
Residents of South Mayo are urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a series of free collection days so that the county can meet federal e-waste recycling targets for 2023.
A campaign to raise awareness and collect plastic and e-waste called PEHEL 2023 is being launched by the Pune Municipal Corporation and social organizations. The program is a part of the yearly Sant Gadge Baba Jayanti Swachhta Week celebration.
A 10-foot-tall statue made out of e-waste has been created by a Jaipur-based artist using over 250 PCs, 200 motherboards, cables, 15,000 rivets, and more than 9,000 screws. The "Matraka" monument, which was erected outside the Mall Road branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Kanpur, depicts a woman sitting on a 5-foot-high platform with her legs crossed and her hands folded.
The IIT Roorkee, a research group under the direction of Prof. K K Pant is working on e-waste Conversion to Valuable Products and Metal Recovery, which is a generation of wealth through a zero-waste discharge concept. Researchers at IIT Roorkee are developing eco-friendly ways to deal with plastic and electronic waste, the institute has announced.
A mega e-waste collection drive was jointly launched on Monday by the Lions Club International and the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They started the massive e-waste collection drive in Madurai to raise public awareness about environmental protection.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Sunday that only 15 to 17% of the e-waste produced annually is recycled, calling attention to the negative effects of the growing e-waste. He also devoted a significant portion of the 97th episode of his Mann ki Baat radio show to addressing environmental issues.
At the Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) in Hyderabad, a 1 ton per day PCB recycling facility was officially opened by Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).
Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), have estimated that Telangana produced 50,335.6 metric tons of electronic waste in the years 2021–2022, but only 42,297 metric tons of that amount were disposed of in a responsible manner (HMDA).
The F-South ward of the BMC will soon construct a 40 kg/hour e-waste processing facility in Sewri. This plant is likely the first of its kind in the city to serve the ward that includes Parel, Sewri, and Naigaum. According to an official, the ward produces about 0.5 metric tons of electronic waste every day. In accordance with the city's development plan, officials have decided to build the plant on a 2,000-square-foot portion of the plot on T J Road.