E-waste management

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Panacea Launches AI-Based Mental Healthcare Platform in India

Indian cybersecurity firm Panacea Infosec with human resource R&D firm Panacea Bioedge in collaboration with Healmed Solutions has developed an AI (Artificial Intelligence) voice-enabled mental healthcare platform for India.

Are green crackers a safer alternative to regular ones?

Since the announcement of the Delhi government of a strict ban on sale, purchase and usage of fire crackers, more states are stepping on the control of pollution this diwali season. The Assam Pollution Control Board (APCB), declared the allowance of 'green crackers' in a two-hour time period.

UN Food Summit focuses on reducing the corporate control over food to increase sustainability

Scientists from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), have deduced that land used for poultry and cattle farming is responsible for a quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Corporate food giants like Tysons, JBS, Cargill, AMD and CP and others operate an industrial food system that uses up more and more land to raise chickens, cows, and pigs, and cultivate the maize and soya as fodder in a cluttered and non-sustainable way.

Punjab records stubble burning highest in 5 years

Satellite imagery data depicted a rise of 74015 in the farm fires between September 1 to November 16 in Punjab. This has been the highest since 2016. NASA's VIIRS-SNPP satellite reported the number of fires in 2016 as 84886.

Swachh Survekshan 2021 survey

On 26th November, President Ram Nath Kovind gave away the Swachh Survekshan awards and the cleanest city was bagged by Indore fifth time in a row. The second position was won by Surat in Gujarat and was also second last year. The third and fourth cleanest cities were Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai respectively.

‘Sustainable Bamboo products can help in achieving the net-zero goal’ : Sangeeta Agasty

The biggest climate conference of the decade, COP26 hosted by the United Nations held in Glasgow concluded with nations committing to several climate actions to move forward in achieving the defined goals by the COP26 committee.

Awareness drive set up by a famous hotel chain

The Resort Hotel will be holding an E-waste awareness drive for its guests

An E-waste company upscaling the recycling capacity

Born in Telangana, Attero is an end-to-end type electronic waste company which aims at sustainability. They not only recycle waste, but reuse the materials that can be reused. Precious metals like gold, silver, copper, nickel etc are separated from the electronic gadgets and sold off, completing the circular economy.

Delhi to get eco park to manage e-waste within a year

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.

Refurbish industry can be the supplementary solution to the E-Waste problem in India

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.

Sustainable designs in laptops to reduce E-waste

Dell has teamed up with Intel to produce Concept Luna which claims to have a sustainable design to have reduced carbon output and electronic waste.

Karnataka: KSPCB to place 50 e-waste collection bins in Bengaluru, 100 more in state

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Opt for refurbished items to curb global e-waste tsunami

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.

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.