Ministry of Electronics and IT invites suggestions on Prevention of Leakage and Proper Recycling of E-Waste

The electronics waste (e-waste) comprises of discarded electrical and electronic equipment, and poses serious challenges globally for improper disposal practices especially in ...

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The electronics waste (e-waste) comprises of discarded electrical and electronic equipment, and poses serious challenges globally for improper disposal practices especially in informal sector.

Hon’ble PM has emphasized the need for creating awareness for environmental issues under “Swach Digital Bharat’ during his address at NASSCOM event on 01.03.2015. On the direction of Hon’ble PM, MeitY has initiated the “Awareness Programme on Environmental Hazards of Electronic Waste through Digital India Initiative” over a period of five years to create awareness among the public about the hazards of e-waste recycling by the informal sector and educate them about alternate methods of disposing their e-waste.

Over 95 per cent of e-waste generated is managed by the informal sector. Integration of the informal sector and access to environmentally safe recycling technologies may reduce the health and environmental hazards. In addition to technology, capacity building, skill management, scientific recycling mechanism, business management training are also required for safe recycling of e-waste.

In this context, MeitY is inviting citizen inputs to provide solution for leakage of E-Waste in the informal sector, and suggest proper recycling technology for E-Waste that is economically available.

The last date of submission of suggestions is 4th April, 2018.

For any further information about E-Waste, please visit the GREENE website.

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Tanmoy Kumar Bharati Bharati's picture

Tanmoy Kumar Bharati Bharati 1 month 2 weeks ago

the politicians & media person are very much proud of themselves. For that reason they should have some lesson . I lost all in interest & belief in politics and media. I am totally depressed.

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Ekta Singh 1 month 2 weeks ago

E-waste is increasing around the world.It has increased significantly. People should be made aware about the hazardous effects of e-waste. Every village has a block and it has Panchayat ghar. We should keep e-waste box at panchayat ghar and in return we should give them any household utensils, Bed sheets, Mats, Books for students, specific grains like corn, millets, Ragi, Gram, wheat, rice etc. Government would be able to manage e-waste then.

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RAJAT KUMAR RATHORE 1 month 2 weeks ago

इलेक्ट्रॉनिक वेस्ट को रीसायकल के लिए ऑफर देना चाहिए और वो कुछ यु हो की जब हम कोई भी नया इलेक्ट्रॉनिक आइटम खरीद ते हो तो उस समय उस प्रोडेक्ट की वेस्ट प्राइस तय हो जानी चाहिये। और जब हम उस वेस्ट मटेरियल को देश की किसी भी दुकान में उस प्राइस में वापस वो इलेक्ट्रॉनिक वेस्ट वापस हो बड़ी आसानी से। इससे लोग ज्यादा से ज्यादा वेस्ट मटेरियल को वापस करेंगे और वो दूकान वाले वापस कंपनी को भेजेंगी। इससे ग्राहक और मैन्युफैक्चरर दोनों को मुनाफा होगा।

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Nasir Baig 1 month 2 weeks ago

All we have to do is to start making new products by using this E-waste. we have to follow the principle of restoration and making the new products by using the old. I am posting some examples to give the better idea about the suggestion. we can use these products in offices, homes and at other places. its all depends on creativity and passion. I can help the government in this project.

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Aditya Krishna Swamy 1 month 2 weeks ago

e-waste collection windows must be mandatory in
1. Central Govt organisations,
2. State Govt offices,
3. PSUs,
4. Companies
5. Shopping Malls
6. Municipal offices
7. Ward councillor office

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DIPEN HALDER_1 1 month 2 weeks ago

As we get more civilized, we get more dependent on technology and automation and machinery etc. Electronic goods should be so produced that they also get echo-friendly or some-other chemical or bio-chemical process should be introduced to dilute them or they would be produced time-bound as to loss their any harmful effect and decomposed into the soil. From the very production stage of electronic equipment we should think that goods are prepared less harmful for the human civilization.

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naresh 1 month 2 weeks ago

We need to create the awareness among the people about the E-waste disposal and it harmful effect on the environment and also human beings.The best way to develop the awareness is by organizing the seminar in school and institution is will create awareness among the new generation and help them to understand in better way cause of improper way of disposing e waste.Today generation people are only consult with the money getting from the reselling to rack-picker.

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Mayank sahu 1 month 2 weeks ago

sir LOCAL BODIES may be given responsibility for COLLECTION of e-waste and any INCOME out of it may be ASSIGNED to them for SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT etc. Also the PEOPLE should be ENCOURAGED to donate e-waste to local bodies and get rid of the waste and avoid any harmful consequence. the producing/marketing companies may be incentivised for exchange offers on their products and a free pick and drop facility for those who prefer to exchange. compaign on weekly basis every year for waste collection