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 AAP government today has informed the Supreme Court that it is ready to necessary steps such as imposing a complete lockdown to curb the air pollution in the capital.
Union minister of road, transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari announced that the prices of electric vehicles in India will be reduced to match the same as petrol and diesel cars by 2024.
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.
Rapid digitization in India has laid pathways for seamless operations and service delivery across the sectors of economy. It is undoubtedly solving many challenges in the 21st century for developing nations, such as India. But along with these progressive developments, the number of electronics discarded every year has risen exponentially. 70% of the E-Waste in India comes from computers; mobiles contribute 12%; and medical equipment contributes 8%. According to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, India on an average produces 3.2 million tonnes of E-Waste every year, and this number is only expected to increase.
IIT Madras will develop an E-commerce platform to manage E- waste, and keep the formal and informal sector connected through it. Named E-source, this platform will create a demand and supply chain between buyers and sellers of electronic products. The initiative has been taken by the Indo-German Sustainability Centre (IGSC).
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report of 2018-19 stated that 3.3 million metric tonnes of plastic waste was produced in India in 2018-19 and has only increased since then. Sameera Satija (48), a Gurugram-based woman, named Sameera Satija (48), has come up with a solution to curb the problem. She shared that despite the noble intent behind bhandaras (community feasts) in the city, plastic utensil waste adds to the avoidable environmental pollution. She added that Styrofoam and plastic tableware choke water bodies and drains and has also witnessed animals choking on discarded tableware while searching for food.
Indian company Attero Recycling plans to invest $1 billion over three years to set up battery recycling plants in the US and Europe. Indian company Attero Recycling plans to invest $1 billion over three years to set up battery recycling plants in the US and Europe.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Sunday that only 15 to 17% of the e-waste produced annually is recycled, calling attention to the negative effects of the growing e-waste. He also devoted a significant portion of the 97th episode of his Mann ki Baat radio show to addressing environmental issues.
The IIT Roorkee, a research group under the direction of Prof. K K Pant is working on e-waste Conversion to Valuable Products and Metal Recovery, which is a generation of wealth through a zero-waste discharge concept. Researchers at IIT Roorkee are developing eco-friendly ways to deal with plastic and electronic waste, the institute has announced.
A 10-foot-tall statue made out of e-waste has been created by a Jaipur-based artist using over 250 PCs, 200 motherboards, cables, 15,000 rivets, and more than 9,000 screws. The "Matraka" monument, which was erected outside the Mall Road branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Kanpur, depicts a woman sitting on a 5-foot-high platform with her legs crossed and her hands folded.
Residents of South Mayo are urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a series of free collection days so that the county can meet federal e-waste recycling targets for 2023.
The Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Committee held an interactive workshop on "Implementation of EPR under E-waste (Management) Rules- 2022 and Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022" on Friday, October 2, 2023, at the Jammu Convention Center.
More than 7 tonnes of potentially dangerous electronic trash, including batteries and accumulators, have been gathered by Ecobatt-Energy Cambodia over the course of the previous four years. These products cannot be recycled in the Kingdom due to a lack of infrastructure.
Ecowork is the first of its kind in India, and it aims to provide a sustainable solution to the problem of e-waste. It is a coworking space in Ghaziabad that offers a safe working environment for e-waste recycling.
Researchers at East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, have unveiled a groundbreaking approach to waste management that offers a potential "closed loop" solution. This process utilizes seawater and sunlight to recycle plastics, providing a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to the global plastic waste crisis.
A groundbreaking Construction Annual Waste Report has exposed widespread non-compliance issues within the UK building sector. Drawing from a comprehensive analysis of 90,000 data points, the report sheds light on the alarming prevalence of regulatory violations and deficient information management.