Climate change over the past decade has visibly manifested the devastating and disasterous events. It has affected human population directly, whether it was the cloudbursts and flash floods in Himachal in the last week, or the heatwaves experienced in the USA and Canada last year, the manifestations of climate change are a reality that can’t be ignored anymore.
The Right Livelihood Awards of 2021 were held in the last week of September, where the nonprofit organisation Legal Initiative for Forests and Environment (LIFE) in India was declared as one of the recipients . The Right Livelihood Awards of 2021 is a prestigious award presented every year to people and organizations who have made considerable contributions to making the world more just, peaceful and sustainable.
Renewable energy startup, Ohmium International through its Indian subsidiary has shipped the first unit of the hydrogen electrolyzer manufactured in the Bengaluru plant to America. The company referred to this as the first step towards establishing India as a global hub for green hydrogen generation.
After the announcement of the E-waste management app by the NDMC, Delhi is pushing further the accessibility of efficient E-waste management systems. The Delhi government is planning to set up eco parks for large-scale application of recycling of E-waste.
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will place 50 e-waste collection bins at different locations in Bengaluru, including Vidhana Soudha and the High Court, and at 100 other locations in the other parts of the state. It’s a new approach to tackle E- waste and bring the large portion of the waste under regulated organized waste treatment systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The constant advancement in the field of science & technology has introduced us all to tons of electronic devices and appliances that have now become a necessity in the 21st century. However, as much of a boon, they have proved to be, the disposal and management of electronic equipment have become one of the biggest challenges of today.
Rising temperatures, melting glaciers, prolonged periods of floods and drought are just a few manifestations of the adverse effects of climate change. With the climate crisis getting worse, “Sustainability” as the chief ingredient in government schemes and projects and also in the corporate sector is providing a ray of hope.
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.
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.
Pritam Pal, a former High Court judge and chairman of the Monitoring Committee constituted by the National Green Authority (NGT), addressed the officers of various departments at the Mini Secretariat on Tuesday. He said that proper management of e-waste is necessary along with municipal waste from poultry farms, and biomedical waste from hospitals.
India’s first e-waste project Vadodara E-Waste Project which was launched on Feb 14 2014 by the then CM of Gujarat Narendra Modi has officially been shut down after two years of no functioning.
A month-long e-waste collection drive launched by the Mandevian Teachers Association from the Management Development Institute (MDI) in collaboration with NGO Saahas ended by establishing e-waste collection centres at different locations in Gurugram’s sectors 14 & 17.
The Eco-park which was announced by Manish Sisodia in the month of February this year finally gets a nod from DDA for the land use to get established. The decision came from DDA with the other development projects to raise the standard of living in the national capital.
In an attempt to sensitise citizens about the importance of safe disposal of electronic waste Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) organised an awareness drive at IGMC Stadium. The Vijaywada Civic body recently launched a waste processing unit for the safe disposal of electronic waste and flower waste.