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  • India At Risk of E- Waste Congestion

    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.

  • Indian Govenment Restricts the Import of Refurbished Items form Apple

    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.

  • India plans phasing out of tube lights by 2030

    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 to Start Extracting Precious Metals from E-Waste

    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.

  • Historic commitment by 175 nations in UNEA to curb plastic pollution

    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.

  • Vodafone to introduce a special program for sustainable management of e-waste in Europe & Africa

    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.

  • PM Modi invites new ideas for e-waste management & circular economy

    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.

  • India’s first-ever e-waste eco-park to be set up in Delhi

    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.

  • Kolkata school installs an e-waste collection centre on its campus

    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.

  • India’s annual e-waste generation spiked by 31 per cent

    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.