Global Justice and E-Waste: Protecting Marginalized Communities

The rapid pace of technological advancement and the increasing trend of consumerism has led to a growing volume of e-waste worldwide, with a projected amount of 53.6 million metric tons generated in 2019 and expected to rise to 74.7 million metric tons by 2030, according to ‘The Global E-waste Monitor 2020’.

According to the same report, Europe, North America, and Oceania are the largest generators of e-waste per capita. Howe... Read More

Did you know?

  • Virtually, 100% of e-waste is recyclable.
  • Recycling one million laptops saves the same amount of energy that it would take to power 3,657 homes each year.
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IIT-Guwahati dropout establishes India’s first bio-refinery to treat e-waste

Against all odds, IIT-Guwahati dropout Anant Mittal (25) has prepared one of India's first bio-refineries for the extraction of valuable metals from electronic trash (e-waste). The demonstration facility, which is being built in a commercial building in his hometown of Roorkee, can now process 150 kg of e-waste per day and is awaiting commercialization. Anant has decided to discontinue his BTech (civil engineering) studies in 2020 in order to focus more attention on his drone projects. His business, RacerFly, has already configured South Korean and Chinese drone components to provide the most market-suited drones in India.

Meanwhile, Anant and his colleagues have devised a bio-hydrometallurgical technique to recover precious metals (gold and palladium) from e-waste with a 98% extraction rate. "Our approach is a green an... Read more

Photo Story

Recent flash floods across the towns and cities in the lap of Himalayan region brought forth destruction, devastation and disaster risks to the forefront. In this photo story we bring to you destruction at the school based on the manjhi river bank, vulnerability of poor household situated adjacent to river bank and reconstruction work post the flashflood in Bhagau Nag area of dharamshala.