Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi announced that the cabinet has decided to set up an e-waste eco-park in the capital to dismantle, segregate, recycle and manage the electronic waste. Addressing the press briefing, Sisodia said that Delhi generates around 2 lakh tonnes of e-waste every year, but it is handled by recyclers in the informal sector. At the eco-park, this waste is likely to be recycled in a secure method in the 20 acres of land.
In an attempt to spread awareness about e-waste management, Sri Sri Academy on the occasion of its foundation day has launched an e-waste collection centre on its campus for the safe disposal of electronic waste. The institution has announced that parents & students can dump the obsolete electronic waste under their possession such as old phones, batteries, Lamps, chargers, adaptors etc.
A statement issued by the central government underlined that India’s total e-waste production is rising faster than plastic waste as the nation witnessed a 31 per cent increase in e-waste generation.
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Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey has raised concerns in the Rajya Sabha about the E-Waste situation of the country. India has witnessed a sharp rise in the generation of E-waste such as televisions, computer monitors, keyboards, mice, phones, etc. from 7,08,445 tonnes in 2017-18 to 10,14,961.2 tonnes in 2019-20.
The Refurbish industry is seen as a lucrative way to achieve a circular economy. It creates business opportunities at the recycling stage, before the electronic goods reach their eventuality.
In California, scientists at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have recently announced that they have grown a species of seaweed that particularly helps in curbing the methane emissions produced by cows.
One of the leading tech manufacturers in India, Xiaomi India announced that it will be partnering with waste management organization, Saahas zero waste to boost the e-waste awareness drive which is an initiative by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB).