The officials of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation have reported that they have received more than 2,000 applications to avail E-waste collection service. Through the online portal launched last year in June by SDMC over 900 people have so far successfully managed to submit their electrical waste.
To combat the issue of plastic waste and increase the availability of public toilets, Delhi based man has started a unique initiative of building public urinals by recycling plastic bottles.
In a unique attempt to manage the E-waste a class XI student from Bangalore has started an initiative to collect and recycle the old and obsolete electrical gadgets. Pranav Goyal from the International School, Bangalore has formed REwaste backed by the Future Leaders programme of 1m1b Foundation. 1 Million For 1 Billion (1M1B), is a social innovation and future skills initiative aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A mathematical model which is being called the world wide ‘waste web’ has mapped the movement of global hazardous waste for two decades and has shown India to be among 28 countries which need to get better at handling E- waste in coming years because they are at high risk of E- waste congestion.
The Indian Minister of State for Electronics and IT has issued a statement in the Lok Sabha that India will not permit the import of refurbished Apple products because the government thinks that it will accelerate the pace of E- Waste generation.
To reduce the adverse effects of mercury and its aftereffects on the environment, India has planned to phase out the linear fluorescent tubes by 2030, a senior official from the Ministry of Environment said at Minamata Convention that is being held in Bali from March 21 to 25.
The Royal Mint has announced that it’ll extract precious metals from all the E-Waste generated in Britain. According to Material Focus, a group that’s involved in research on E-Waste, Brits throw away about 300,000 tonnes of electronics every year, which includes 95 tonnes of precious metals- like silver and palladium. The Royal Mint also expects to extract about 100 kilograms of gold every year to put into coins and bars.
The resumed session of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) held from 28th Febr - March 2022 in Nairobi witnessed some historic resolutions three drafts were presented to address the global plastic pollution.
The global telecommunications group Vodafone has announced a special program for the sustainable management of electronic waste to strengthen its environmental commitment in parts of Europe and Africa.
While addressing a post-budget webinar titled 'technology-enabled-development’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited new and innovative solutions from the Information & Technology and electronic sector for the management of e-waste, circular economy & electric mobility.