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Cochin Port a safe conduit for imported e-waste
Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd November 23, 2010 KOCHI, Nov. 23 -- With the authorities of major port cities across the country upping the ante to bust the import of ewaste, the North Indian traders, who are into importing a large quantity of used electronic goods, have started opting for Cochin Port for the safe import of junk electronic goods from the US, Korea and the UK. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at email@example.com
Probe uncovers e-waste hazards in prisons
Publication: Metal Bulletin Provider: Metal Bulletin com November 22, 2010 21:52:59 (GMT) An investigation of Federal Prison Industries Inc.`s electronic waste recycling program has uncovered numerous health concerns, as well as safety, environmental compliance and theft issues involving inmates who disassemble electronics to recover the metals. "Staff members often failed to perform hazard assessments on new e-waste operations or did so incorrectly, and important health and safety information was not shared," according to a report spearheaded by the U.S. Justice Department`s Office of the Inspector General. The report was based on the inspection of 10 sites by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Occupational Health Service, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hazards related to the toxicity of some metals was concealed, with workers allegedly exposed to 31 metals. The focus was on cadmium and lead, which were found to exceed OSHA exposure limits. More than 1,000 inmates are employed in the full-service recycling program run by Federal Prison Industries, known as Unicor, which sells various consumer products and services generated by its inmate labor force. The program was launched to recycle electronics in 1997 and has 103 factories in 73 prisons. In some years, Unicor has processed more than 40 million pounds of e-waste. The 433-page report, which took four years to complete, also alleged misconduct and criminal activity among those hired to oversee the program. "These included actions that endangered staff and inmates," the report said, noting alleged misconduct by at least 11 managers. While the Office of the Inspector General said potential criminal activity was happening, it admitted that it couldn`t initiate legal action due to an array of evidentiary, legal and strategic concerns. In July, the manager of one facility was indicted oncharges that included conflict of interest, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. He pled guilty in September and is awaiting sentencing. Medical records and examinations of inmates were also allegedly inadequate. E-waste was also reportedly sold to vendors who in turn exported the material, with no paper trail indicating where the material went and whether it was unlawfully disposed of abroad or used in a manner that could create environmental and health hazards. New e-waste operations, including those at the federal penitentiary at Fort Dix, N.J., were allegedly initiated without permits or authorization from the state`s Department of Environmental Protection. The investigation stems from a formal complaint filed nearly two years ago claiming that the recycling of electronics was making prisoners and staff members sick (AMM, Jan. 16, 2009). Alterations have since been made to the way cathode ray tubes (CRTs), which contain between two and five pounds of lead, are destroyed. CRTs are no longer processed by inmates, and associated glass-breaking operations are now outsourced to private companies. Efforts are under way to decontaminate prior glass-breaking areas, improve record keeping for medical surveillance data, and monitor surface contamination levels. Inspections are due to begin in 18 months.
Business - Dri Examining E-Waste Materials
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November 19, 2010 (22:58) Kochi, Nov 19 (PTI) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is examining 10 containers carrying electronic scrap items, which reached here from the US and Korea, officials said today. The containers were seized a month ago from Kochi Port by the DRI. "We are investigating the matter. Examination of the containers is almost over after which show cause notices will be issued to importers of these items," a top DRI official said. The containers carrying second hand computers, copiers and other electronic items were imported by five companies from New Delhi, Kolkata and Rajasthan. Six months ago, DRI officials in Chennai had seized similar containers following which the importers had chosen new ports for their operations, officials said. Source:- Business
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Australian Metal And E-waste Recycler Sims To Pursue Growth
Publication: Asia Pulse Provider: Asia Pulse Pty Ltd November 19, 2010 SYDNEY, Nov 19 Asia Pulse - Australian metal and e-waste recycler Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX:SGM) says it will pursue further acquisitive growth in 2010/11, after completing two transactions early in the financial year. Sims Metal refrained from giving solid quantitative guidance for the current year, saying only that markets had not changed materially since the company's October update. The company reported a net profit of $8.2 million in the first quarter of 2010/11, down 75 per cent on the same period last year. Sales revenue rose four per cent to $1.88 billion during the company's fifth consecutive profitable quarter. "While results in our first quarter of this fiscal year were below expectations, shareholders should not lose sight of the fact that your company operates in a cyclical industry," chairman Paul Varello told Sims' annual general meeting on Friday. Mr Varello said scrap flows and margins were still constrained, particularly in North America. Chief executive Daniel W Dienst said Sims had completed its purchase of Wincanton PLC in the UK and agreed to buy the assets of Commercial Metal Recycling Services in Queensland in first quarter. "We will continue to pursue growth opportunities in the remainder of our 2011 fiscal year and beyond," he said. "Such growth is being explored across all geographies and business lines as evidenced by the transactions that have already taken place in our 2011 fiscal year." Mr Dienst said in October that ferrous markets were expected to trade sideways in the second quarter of 2010/11, with continued volatility in the longer term. Shares in Sims Metal had dropped 13 cents to $17.14 by 1339 AEDT. (AAP) ms 19-11 1714 aspu
(AMM) Pa. lawmakers OK e-waste bill
Publication: Metal Bulletin Provider: Metal Bulletin com November 17, 2010 17:03:00 (GMT) Pennsylvania`s House of Representatives on Monday approved legislation that would establish an electronics recycling program for the state. If signed by Gov. Ed Rendell, the bill would require electronics manufacturers to register their devices with the state`s Department of Environmental Protection and require them to establish and manage a plan to collect and recycle their products. The proposed bill would also ban e-waste from being dumped in landfills and require manufacturers to pay into the newly created Electronic Materials Recycling Account to support the department`s implementation of the law. The House matched a measure approved by the state`s Senate in August circumventing the need to establish a conference committee to reconcile any
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E-waste disposal: 2084 IT firms to get notice
Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd October 23, 2010 BANGALORE, Oct. 23 -- In its efforts to reduce pollution caused by indiscriminate disposal of electronic waste, the Karnataka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is planning to write to all the 2,084 IT companies in the city asking them to furnish details of e-waste generated by them and the ways employed to dispose them. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
E-waste disposal: IT companies to get notice
Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd October 23, 2010 BANGALORE, Oct. 23 -- In its efforts to reduce pollution caused by indiscriminate disposal of electronic waste, the Karnataka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is planning to write to all the 2,084 IT companies in the city asking them to furnish details of e-waste generated by them and the ways employed to dispose them. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at email@example.com
E-waste is posing a serious threat to Bangalore’s ecology
Publication: DNA - Daily News and Analysis Provider: Diligent Media Corporation October 19, 2010 Abhishek Pratap The large use of electronic and electrical equipment has created electronic-waste or e-waste with disastrous environmental consequences for Bangalore. According to Indian Institute of Material Management, e-waste generated from computers alone comes to 8,000 tonnes annually. If we add e-waste generated from mobile phones, televisions, printers and consumer and industrial equipment, this figure will mount several fold. What is the solution? E-waste needs a more integrated waste management approach to avoid environmental problems associated with its treatment. A full life cycle approach to electronic waste which involves producers, state governments, local bodies, recycling sector and consumers offers the best solution for limiting e-waste-related problems. In this context, the proposal by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to put a cess on e-waste generated by IT companies is a welcome move. But why is it that only the IT industry will be charged with cess and not the whole of electronics and IT manufacturing industry? What about those bulk consumers of IT and other electronic equipment in other sector and PSUs? All bulk consumers, irrespective of domain expertise, should be asked to pay for pollution due to e-waste. BBMP should spell out how this cess is going to be implemented. Palike should specify whether it will be according to the product?s use or tonnes of waste generated by the firm. The solution to e-waste problem lies with the manufacturers of the original equipment. Further, any kind of cess or recycling fee should be linked to the cost of the product as e-waste leads to proliferation of toxic chemicals in environment. Such toxic chemicals should be phased out from the products which only manufacturers can do as they control their design. And they will do so only if their financial liability is linked to the use of toxic chemicals in their products. This will help in designing products that are more durable, repairable, upgradeable or reusable. They can take back end-of-life products for reuse or recycling through existing retail and service centres. The answer to the looming e-waste crisis lies not in finding new downstream hiding places for this waste; it lies not in exporting it to the desperately poor, but in moving upstream to prevent the problem at its manufacturing source. The prevailing ?trash and buy? cycle comes with a heavy price that we are just beginning to pay. ?The writer is a Greenpeace campaigner COPYRIGHT © 2006 DILIGENT MEDIA CORPORATION LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. REPRODUCTION RIGHTS firstname.lastname@example.org
Nigeria embracing safer e-waste recycling
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October 12, 2010 Louise Tickle Dealing with it is hazardous, but a new course hopes to make it safer. People in developing countries who make a living scavenging the dumps of electronic equipment thrown away by the first world face daily hazards most of us never consider as we gaily order our new mobile, laptop or flat-screen television. Recycling our waste electrical items is a dirty job, and those who do it are among the poorest and least educated in the world. The common practice of burning plastic cables to gain quick access to the valuable copper inside, for instance, gives off smoke that can cause chest and lung problems. Some of the chemicals released into the environment are carcinogenic. Crude break-up of electrical items can cause heavy metals such as lead and mercury to leach into the soil, and then into the water table. From here, they are taken up by plants, ingested by animals, and eventually accumulate at the top of the food chain, in humans. Illegal to ship Though it is now illegal under the U.N.'s Basel Convention for developed countries to ship their toxic e-waste to other countries, there's no doubt it still happens. And even when electronic equipment is certified as safe for re-use and exported legally, the thousands of manual workers who dismantle it are still unlikely to have had any training in how to safely handle it. Educating these workers in what is a highly casual sector is the problem now being tackled by Professor Oladele Osibanjo, director of the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre For Training and Technology Transfer for the African Region. Osibanjo, based in Lagos, Nigeria, has campaigned internationally against illegal dumping: now, he says, it is imperative to educate workers in how to retrieve the valuable components they depend on for financial survival without damaging their health and that of their community and wider environment. The difficulty lies not simply in persuading them to attend training, but in finding suitable methods of teaching technical skills to individuals who are often illiterate. E-learning and workshops To have any hope of making an impact, training methods must be flexible and highly accessible, and this is where e-learning materials created by U.K. company Learning Light have played a part, in combination with face-to-face workshops led by Dr. Margaret Bates from Northampton University's Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management. Approached by Osibanjo to see if she could facilitate some initial training for waste workers in Lagos, Bates had to think hard about how to adapt her university approach to teaching people with no academic background. Making graphically clear the long-term effects of poor working practices ? through visual images of illnesses contracted because of pollution ? is one way she tackled the problem. ,,If you're going to stop people continuing with dangerous working practices you have to show them more than just a financial incentive. So the first workshop we ran was the really horrible one, about dioxins and how babies can be affected. We spent time showing participants very visually the effects of this kind of pollution." About 150 people came along, including local associations of scavengers, dismantlers, repairers, refurbishers and retailers of used and component parts in Lagos state. Representatives of the largest informal e-waste market associations in Lagos also attended. ,,The participants were advised to choose from continuing with the present methods, which can shorten their life span, and spend most of the money made from the business in paying for healthcare costs; or adopt international best practice using correct tools and personal protective equipment, and live longer and healthier lives," says Osibanjo. ,,Later, the participants admitted to being enlightened that they are at risk of being hurt by e-waste." Nothing like this had ever been on offer in Nigeria before, says Bates. Driving home the dramatic impacts on human health required her to lead the first workshop; the second session, however, used a tutorial programme already developed by e-learning design specialists Learning Light for prisoner education in the U.K. Though Bates was present for this session, too, the idea is that in future she need not be. It's crucial to the long-term success of this initiative that workers can study under their own steam. Delivered in discrete online units requiring no reading or writing, and designed to meet the requirements of the European Union's Weee (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Directive, Learning Light's teaching units are loaded into a computer ? or accessed online where broadband services are good enough ? and use strong visual and oral prompts that translate easily from a U.K. context to a Nigerian classroom. ,,We've got modules for dismantling inkjet printers and computer base stations," says Bates ? but that's just the start. Learning Light is developing teaching modules for a variety of equipment types that will ultimately be remotely accessible. The impact of combining face-to-face contact with experts from Northampton's Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management, with an e-learning course that can be carried out thousands of miles away, could make a significant impact on the safety of those working in the Nigerian dismantling industry, suggests Bates ? if funding can be found to keep the course going. Getting approval and encouragement from Nigerian government officials will be vital. In the U.K., the Learning Light course leads to a nationally recognised vocational qualification now, with the help of feedback from the initial training sessions, Bates and Osibanjo are working with Nigerian regulators to create a distance-learning programme that will lead to a formal Nigerian qualification for people who might never even have finished school. The sooner a course can be accredited, the easier it will be to attract funding that allows those who rely on our electronic waste to do so without putting their health at risk.? © Guardian Newspapers Limited, 2010
e-waste monitor on cards
Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd October 6, 2010 BHUBANESWAR, Oct. 6 -- In the face of growing concerns over e-waste disposal across the country, the Orissa State Pollution Control Board
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mercury.securities. working conditions.. Toxics Link. e-waste include computers. most of which are extremely toxic.000 tonne.000 tonne. The handling and dismantling process are unorganised and pose serious risks to not only the handlers but also society. musical systems. barium and brominated flame retardants that can cause diseases from cancer to nervous damage and organ failure to respiratory problems.000 substances and chemicals. IT accessories.com State to formulate policy on e-waste management soon Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd." the OSPCB scientist said. The problem is that there is absolutely no awareness on the hazardous nature of e-waste among the people. cadmium.. "e-waste generation in the State is poised for a huge jump with fast rise in penetration of PCs and mobile phones." Toxis Link and Jeevan Rekha Parishad hold workshop 5 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . E-waste contains 1. PCs. With e-waste generation in the country this year estimated to be over 4. Sahu said if there would be a national legislation on e-waste handling in near future.hammers for breaking apart and burning and acid bath for recovery of wanted components. then to small traders and large traders and finally to the place of dismantling or refurbishing. If you don't think of it now. Former chief secretary and Citizen's Apex Association chief NK Panda. Speaking on the occasion. Orissa's share would not be less than 9. 2010 Staff Reporter OSPCB to carry out first assessment on volume of electronic waste BHUBANESWAR: As `e-waste' piles up causing threat to environment..ezproxy. it will be too late. At present. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes. R.The study will focus how tonnes of e-waste moves from it source points through informal channel such as kawadiwallas.Penetration of television and cell phone sets has reached remote parts of the State. plastics.000 different substances and chemicals.. and likely to create serious problems for environment and health if not handled properly. The remnants are then dumped in land or water bodies which cause pollution and contamination. dumping hubs. N. the State should be in a position to emulate it. (OSPCB) is ready to undertake intensive mapping of the waste management and handling scenario in the State. senior scientist with OSPCB. Sahu. mobiles.html?pc=IN&pr. Dr MR Mishra were present. Associate Director of Toxics Link Satish Sinha said every city produced e-waste in great volume. data storage devices. Sahu. Satish Sinha said.5 lakh tonne. The exercise aims at preparing the pollution control authority to put in place an effective monitoring and regulatory system in Orissa as a national policy and rules on hazardous e-waste management are expected to be framed and made operational soon. . Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a workshop on `e-waste perspective and challenges' organised by Toxis Link and Jeevan Rekha Parishad here on Tuesday. mobiles. washing machine and AC to telecommunication products as phones. The exercise will lead to formulation of a policy in line with a national legislation on hazardous e-waste management which is expected to come up shortly. He said the assessment would be done on the basis of sale of electronic gadgets ranging from television to cell phones and computers to freezers and their end use.5 lakh tonne. The growing affluence in society is also driving acquisition of electronic and electrical items. most of which are extremely toxic. health if not handled properly.http://site. mobile phones and accessories along with IT-driven medical and industrial equipment. That almost the whole of the waste is non-biodegradable is another matter. recycling and final state of the waste.. Orissa accounts for 2 per cent of the estimated e-waste generation in the country at present. electronic items contain highly toxic heavy metals as lead. Generation of e-waste would become a critical issue in five year down the line. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. the Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) is contemplating carrying out the first assessment on volume of electronic waste being generated in the State and the process of its handling. barium and brominated flame retardants that could cause diseases from cancer to nervous damage. In the absence of a specific regulation.." OSPCB senior scientist NR Sahoo said on the sidelines of the multi-stakeholder workshop on 'e-waste perspective and challenges'. The e-waste recycling industry is mainly in slums and only around five per cent of it is through organised industry. October 6.as middle class grows across the country. JRP.com. e-waste is handled in the unorganised sector as backyard operations using rudimentary techniques . microwave. Legislation soon Mr. said." said Mr. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. plastics. methods adopted for dismantling the waste and recovery along with the end fate of the waste would be examined. The entire supply chain. so does the sale of electronic products. . mercury.in:2048/doc. and likely to create serious problems for the environment. e-waste will eventually reach every village and create numerous health hazards. Mr. cadmium. former Utkal University V-C Dr B Mohanty and Director. e-waste contains 1. Orissa's share would not be less than 9. electronic and electrical appliances from TV. associate director." . Sinha said. electronics items contain highly toxic heavy metals as lead. organised by Toxic Link and Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP) here today.we will undertake mapping of e-waste generation and its management in the State. fridge. There are about six industries authorised for recycling e-waste. Orissa accounts for two per cent of the estimated e-waste generation in the country. With e-waste generation in the country this year estimated to be at over 4. organ failure to respiratory problems.iimcal.ac. The authority would be looking at the present practices in e-waste management from collection to dismantling and recovery. PCs. . We should stay prepared for this. but dealt the waste in ad hoc manner. As per an estimation. hexavalent chromium.
a well. you can not throw your electrical and electronic equipment in garbage bin or sell it to the scrape dealer (kabadi) or 'raddiwala'.'' The MMRDA would give the land. Since the PPP model was totally a new concept. 25 -.The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) today announced that it had appointed Deloitee Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Ltd.securities. pocket and desk calculators. M/s CRISIL. transfer and segregation. to be taken on public-private partnership (PPP) model. recyclers. Orissa accounts for 2 per cent of e-waste generation in the country Environment E Waste Two Last New Delhi Publication: United News of India Provider: HT Media Ltd October 5. printers and cartridges. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. television sets. distributors. Sept. mainframes. washing machines.experienced and internationally renowned organisation. recyclers and registered dismantlers or avail tack-back services by producers. For this.000 tonnes in India would increase to 8.000 tonnes per annum in Mumbai and adjoining areas. prescribed in the rules. The rules have been notified to curb hazards from unregulated disposal of electronic waste. 1986. Oct. on the products to prevent e-waste disposal in garbage bins. aims to address the problems of e-waste that is generated in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to the extent of 15. 2010 New Delhi.com Mmrda Appoints Deloitee As E-Waste Management Project Consultants Publication: United News of India Provider: HT Media Ltd September 27. One of the key provisions of the rules is to reduce the use of hazardous materials in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment within three years. that was taken up by MMRDA in the year 2008. which would take care of all the futuristic requirements up to 20 years including sufficient storage space 6 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . But you can deposit this e-waste with the distributor or at the authorised collection centres to be set up across the country. the consultant would review the project reports previously prepared by the consultants and also give a shape to the projects. so that project comes up in an expected time of not more than two years.html?pc=IN&pr. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. dismantler or recycler. said ''we are preparing the advance planning to cope up with e-waste generation which gradually becomes dangerous not only to the environment but also lead to occupational hazards to the handlers. As per the estimate. laptops (CPU with input and output devices). 2010. cordless and cellular telephones. 2010 Mumbai. but also among the developing countries. The manufacturers have also to set up collection centres or devise a take-back mechanism either individually or collectively for all electrical and electronic equipment at the end of their life. Also from the New Year Day. sale. a plot of four acres of land had been identified. The manufacturers are also required to affix a symbol. imports of used electrical and electronic equipment or components except for repair or refurbishing would stand banned under the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules. Oct. The products will carry address.. telex. the overall production of e-waste. The state pollution control boards are empowered to extend this period up to six months to dismantlers and recyclers and to collection centres in states which do not have any registered dismantling or recycling facility. M R Shah.ac. MMRDA had selected M/s Deloitte after inviting tender bids from the five participants from the empanelled list of government such as M/s KPMG. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes. 2010 Kochi. The rules cover the consumer electrical and electronic items like refrigerators. M/s Deloitte. M/s Price Waterhouse (Coopers) and M/s Feedback Ventures. and IT and telecommunication equipment. logistics and also terms and conditions and parameters to select the best project partner. answering systems.http://site. as consultants to give final shape to its much-awaited e-Waste Management Project in Maharashtra. copying equipment.ezproxy. which is 50. however. Producers are required to ensure that the new equipment does not contain lead. hexavalent chromium. 4 -. would not only be a model project to be followed by the rest of India. and to the extent of 20. 4 -.000 tonnes by 2012. a release here said. telephone and helpline numbers and e-mail of distributors and authorised collection centres to enable consumer to return used electrical and electronic equipment. Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India.com Toothless Rules On E-Waste Disposal Comes Into Force From Jan 1 Publication: United News of India Provider: HT Media Ltd October 5. cadmium.00. Under the PPP model. pay.The rules bind manufacturers to collect own e-waste as also e-waste generated from the 'end of life' of their products in line with the principle of ''extended producer responsibility'' (EPR) and channelise it to the registered refurbisher. in the release. fax machines. notepad. Every distributor is required to collect the e-waste by providing consumers a box. The rules lay down elaborate responsibilities on producers. moral and institutional support to the PPP model at each and every point.com. notebook.000 tonnes per year in the rest of Maharashtra. Centralised data processing. The bulk consumers are also required to file annual returns of the e-waste disposal to the pollution authority concerned on or before June 30 following the financial year. personal computers (CPU with input and output devices).in:2048/doc. user terminals and systems. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes. prescribed for violators except for those authorised to handle e-waste as they could lose their licence they need to acquire under the rules. The e-waste Management Project. Principal Advisor (SWM Project Cell) at MMRDA. This would involve careful preparation of concessionaire agreement.. Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India. notified by the Environment and Forest Ministry today under the Environment (Protection) Act. The project. No penalty or punishment is. polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). collection centres as also ordinary and bulk consumers. The rules also bind all those related to the business not to store e-waste for more than 120 days and maintain record of their collection. including LCD and LED.iimcal. air-conditioners. The bulk consumers can also send it to refurbishers. telephones. mini-computers. bin or a demarcated area and transport it to the producer or to the authorised collection centres.Come January 1. The rules also task consumer and bulk consumer with the responsibility to deposit e-waste with the distributor or authorised collection centres. mercury. electrical and electronic typewriters. sound transmitting equipment are among items listed in the Schedule notified by the Environment Ministry.
At the July meeting chaired by the revenue secretary. The phases I and II would cost Rs 38 crore. Ramky plans to establish more e-waste recycling facilities and strengthen the logistics network. said: . DGFT had mooted the idea of raising vigilance at ports and asking the Customs department to confiscate such imports if detected. including printers. The matter had come up for discussion at the coordination committee meeting of various economic intelligence agencies chaired by revenue secretary Sunil Mitra in mid-July. it would be segregated through machines. Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India.iimcal. Ramky Enviro. whereas in phase II.. please contact Editor at email@example.com. September 10. shredding and recycling of all kinds of e-waste. Hyderabad. 7 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . We are looking forward to the new `E-waste Rules. storage. Canada and parts of Europe . dismantling. storage. In phase I.. Though the finance ministry is in favour of a complete ban." This facility is capable of recycling more than 98 per cent from e-waste.com Ramky Enviro Receives Cpcb Nod For E-waste Hub Publication: Business Line Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. It has the complete package of services ? collection.coming primarily from developed nations such as US. the commerce ministry does not seem too inclined for such stringent measures. which will give a boost to the volumes and the business and will also support the green initiative of the Government of India. gold and silver that are mainly used in the circuit system to bring high efficiency of electronic gadgets. 2010 Pradeep Thakur NEW DELHI: The government is considering banning the import of used computers and other electronic waste . the release added. 2010 prohibited educational and other institutions from importing second hand computers. which makes Ramky the biggest e-waste recycler in Andhra Pradesh. plotters.in:2048/doc. Conscious of the fact that huge shipments of e-waste generated in developing countries are finding convenient burial ground in India. Sept. dismantling. monitors.com. for finished and unfinished products.' likely to be gazetted shortly by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. he said. The facility is equipped with environment-friendly technology and can serve a variety of electronic waste. that is recyclers. Another facility is coming up in Bangalore. The total project cost is Rs 76 crore. Hyderabad. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. which is divided into three phases. and the rest will be disposed off scientifically.ezproxy.html?pc=IN&pr. transportation. shredding and recycling of all kinds of electronic and electrical waste ? to provide safe and secure destruction services and to protect intellectual property rights. The first facility has been set up in Andhra Pradesh at Hardware Park.. 9 Ramky Enviro announced it had received the Central Pollution Control Board's approval for its integrated e-waste recycling facility at Hardware Park. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. it seems the prohibition order has had little impact. instead of a complete ban. with Customs continuing to seize such illegal shipments. However.ac. On further investigation. Australia. domestic and IT sectors across the geography with our logistics network. Ltd September 6. Govt may ban import of e-waste Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. The CPCB authorisation provides the permit to recycle 10. for recovery of precious metals like chromium. platinum. Services include collection. Canada. keyboards and storage units.after several cases of e-waste smuggling came to light recently. Coleman & Co. it was found that containers carried hundreds of tonnes of e-waste sourced from Australia. It has applied for the requisite approvals to the Pollution Control Boards of various States. The imports were made despite a prohibitory order in this regard. the government had through a public notice on May 13. The step was short of a complete ban on such imports. laptops and computer peripherals. The e-waste issue assumed significance after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized some containers in Chennai containing large quantity of such waste. E-waste is being dumped in the country by developing nations using loopholes in domestic rules which allow NGOs and educational institutions to import such gadgets freely on the pretext of donations.000 tonne of e-waste annually.http://site. scanners. The half-a-dozen seized containers were filled with outdated computers and electrical waste. A decision is likely to be taken at the Economic Intelligence Council meeting scheduled for this month to be chaired by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. Mr Raman Nanda. Korea and Brunei in violation of norms.The facility is designed to cater to industrial. all the incoming e-waste would be physically separated and sorted through different streams. Mitra had then asked the director general of foreign trade to frame suitable changes in the policy to ban such imports. in a statement. from where materials may go to the third level. transportation. 2010 Our Bureau Hyderabad.
research and development organisations and community information centers.com. Sept. environment bodies estimate India generates nearly 4 lakh tonnes of e-waste annually which is likely to double in the next few years. The country. A decision is likely to be taken at the Economic Intelligence Council meeting scheduled for this month to be chaired by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. however. it was found that containers carried hundreds of tonnes of e-waste sourced from Australia. second hand computers and laptops were brought into the country using this clause that allowed such imports through donations made to educational institutions.http://site. Till the DGFT came up with the May 13 amendment prohibiting e-waste import. Conscious of the fact that huge shipments of e-waste generated in developing countries are finding convenient burial ground in India. the government had through a public notice on May 13. research and development organisations and community information centers. Nokia and HCL Infosystems are among those to join the green bandwagon. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. The matter had come up for discussion at the coordination committee meeting of various economic intelligence agencies chaired by revenue secretary Sunil Mitra in mid-July. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. environment bodies estimate India generates nearly 4 lakh tonnes of e-waste annually which is likely to double in the next few years. 2010 JAYATI GHOSE New Delhi. Already. The imports were made despite a prohibitory order in this regard.in:2048/doc. Toxic cyanide is released in the process of extraction of yellow metal from electrical waste and computer components. registered charitable hospitals.after several cases of e-waste smuggling came to light recently. Korea and Brunei in violation of norms. 5: Manufacturers of electric and electronic products have started the recycling and disposal of e-waste as part of their environment-friendly initiatives. Environmental agencies worldwide estimate dumping of e-waste in India is likely to go up by 500% in the next 10 years. Till the DGFT came up with the May 13 amendment prohibiting e-waste import.. Coleman & Co. The half-a-dozen seized containers were filled with outdated computers and electrical waste.ac. The country. Canada. lacks effective disposal mechanism. instead of a complete ban. 2010 Pradeep Thakur NEW DELHI: The government is considering banning the import of used computers and other electronic waste . lacks effective disposal mechanism. plotters.ezproxy. 8 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Mitra had then asked the director general of foreign trade to frame suitable changes in the policy to ban such imports. it seems the prohibition order has had little impact. The e-waste issue assumed significance after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized some containers in Chennai containing large quantity of such waste. At the July meeting chaired by the revenue secretary. Samsung. Toxic cyanide is released in the process of extraction of yellow metal from electrical waste and computer components. The step was short of a complete ban on such imports. E-waste is being dumped in the country by developing nations using loopholes in domestic rules which allow NGOs and educational institutions to import such gadgets freely on the pretext of donations.Govt may ban import of e-waste Publication: Economic Times Provider: Bennett. Canada and parts of Europe .html?pc=IN&pr.. public library. with Customs continuing to seize such illegal shipments. including printers. Australia. Ltd September 6. Already. Though the finance ministry is in favour of a complete ban. Disposal of e-waste often leads to emission of dangerous gases like in the process of recovery of copper from e-waste dioxins are released in the environment. 2010 prohibited educational and other institutions from importing second hand computers. DGFT had mooted the idea of raising vigilance at ports and asking the Customs department to confiscate such imports if detected. however.securities.coming primarily from developed nations such as US. On further investigation. keyboards and storage units. Environmental agencies worldwide estimate dumping of e-waste in India is likely to go up by 500% in the next 10 years. scanners. the commerce ministry does not seem too inclined for such stringent measures. public library. second hand computers and laptops were brought into the country using this clause that allowed such imports through donations made to educational institutions.com Firms take back used items to check e-waste Publication: Telegraph Provider: ABP Limited September 6. laptops and computer peripherals. registered charitable hospitals. Disposal of e-waste often leads to emission of dangerous gases like in the process of recovery of copper from e-waste dioxins are released in the environment. However. monitors.com Policy .iimcal.
some even in broken condition. the treatment of e-waste will be taken up on a scientific basis. The flourishing Chennai IT industrial belt is one of the electronic hubs of the country producing enormous amounts of e-waste and this waste has to be treated as per the â€˜The Hazardous Waste Management Rules. and computer peripherals at specific pick-up points from where they are sent for recycling and disposal. end-of-life electronic appliances. A survey by an international NGO said India generated 4 lakh tonnes of e-waste every year. with less than 1 per cent toxic waste emanating.S. the commissioner added. which is sent to landfills. Under the Samsung Take. DVD players. In four cases. the civic body will also have an e-waste management policy. The DRI has registered cases against the importers for violations of the provisions of Customs Act. Nokia and HCL also allow customers to return handsets. Aug. 2003â€™. With no stringent rules to stop import and dumping of e-waste and municipal garbage in India from abroad. The recycling partners are committed to not incinerating. the country seems to be turning into an easy dump yard of rubbish from other countries. City spews 30K tonnes of e-waste per annum The IT revolution in Tamil Nadu. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes. waste management practices and ensuring proper end-of-life treatment to reduce the burden on the planet. “Electrical and electronic equipment are made up of components which contain toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. The special treatment will also include electromagnetic separation.com E-waste consignment seized at Chennai port.â€ corporation commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni said. printers and home appliances can be disposed of at 235 locations in 20 cities. Nokia and HCL. The chartered engineers who examined the consignments said in their reports the goods were non-functional and even reusable items required etensive refurbishing. mobile phones. The process has to be scientifically dealt with as the ferrous. Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India. 1962 with Hazardous Waste (Management. “As a responsible corporate citizen.html?pc=IN&pr. For the fiscal 2008-09. environmental protection is one of our key priorities.com.in:2048/doc. Besides.securities. Eddy current separation and density separation using water has also to be undertaken. consumer durables such as television sets. â€œThe city corporation will soon identify a private firm to handle the e-waste generated from Chennai.Back and Recycling (STAR) programme. while mobile phones generated a solid waste of 47 tonnes during this period. particularly in Chennai. cameras.ezproxy. landfilling. A DRI press release here today said it took up scrutiny of five consignments containing eight containers and found them to be containing very old and used computer monitors. The government’s recently drafted e-waste policy proposes to make manufacturers and dealers of electrical and electronic products accountable for the disposal of the goods. which would result in the generation of huge amount of e-waste. Only a few private firms handle e-waste and they sell the parts that can be reused. the corporation sources added.The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has launched a drive against e-waste imported in the guise of used computers and monitors through the Chennai Port by registering cases against importers.http://site. It is approximately estimated that Chennai generates about 30. have partnered e-waste recyclers authorised by the ministry of environment and forests.800 tonnes. The corporation council will discuss this issue shortly.” said J. CPUs and processors. According to Ripon Buildings sources. 99 per cent of the e-waste can be recycled in the country. some dismantled parts should be segregated and shredded before undergoing special treatment.. Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2008. Be the first to comment Dri'S Drive Against E-Waste Publication: United News of India Provider: HT Media Ltd August 23. the waste generated through compact disc (CDs) and tapes was estimated to be around 2.. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. Shin. notices had already been issued to the importers concerned. 5th in 3 months 9 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . which have been dumped by their users. Most companies. The civic body has engaged a private consultant for selection of a private developer for implementing e-waste management.000 tonnes of e-waste annually. In future. computer monitors. According to E-Parisara.000 tonnes of e-waste from faulty computers and hardware. has created an additional burden for the civic authorities. A recent study by the city corporation revealed that Chennai generates about 14. including Samsung.ac. home theatre systems. or exporting toxic wastes to developing countries. president and CEO of Samsung (Southwest Asia). The private firm will procure the e-waste from the corporation and after dismantling the electronic structures it can re-sell the products. The e-waste generation in the city is on a rise due to the enhanced usage of computers and latest electronic devices and there is no proper scientific mechanism to treat e-waste. 20 -. This initiative reaffirms our commitment towards building awareness for responsible consumption.” said a Greenpeace activist. 2010 Chennai. This poses a major health hazard to the people. Electronic waste — or e-waste — refers to old. non-ferrous metals and plastics have to be removed.iimcal. 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imported from Brunei at Tondiarpet. which were found to be very old. 2008. DRI intercepted a container full of old computer parts. 2010 The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) was able be seize a consignment of unauthorized e-waste in Chennai. imported from Brunei at Tondiarpet. imported from Brunei. 89 control panels. Imports of such material should be only after permission from the ministry of environment and health and a license from the Director-General of Foreign Trade has been received. A large number of computer monitors were found to be more than ten years old and were obviously meant for recycling. 2008. As per rules. Brunei and Canada and two from Korea. The import of e-waste and electrical waste is under the purview of the Hazardous Waste Rules. Nanganallur. seized 127 tonnes of e-waste imported from four foreign countries from a container terminal here. A large number of computer monitors were found to be more than ten years old and were obviously meant for recycling. Additional Director General. On examination. which if dumped could pose serious health hazards to the public and damage to the environment through nickel. The import of e-waste and electrical waste is under the purview of the Hazardous Waste Rules. None of the five cases detected in Chennai had the relevant papers. CPUs and processors. India : DRI detects e-waste dumping in Chennai Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 22. circuit boards. C. from Brunei on Thursday and market it as scrap.html?pc=IN&pr.ac. Coleman & Co. Ltd August 22. This is then sold to small industries. "The chartered engineers. Their import can be made only with the permission of the ministry of environment and health in addition to a licence from the Director-General of Foreign Trade. said they received specific information that electrical and electronic wastes were imported under the pretext of used computers through Chennai port. 2008. Late on Thursday. one each was imported from Australia. mercury and lead poisoning. Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules. Rajan. officials found that the container had 166 used computer monitors. at the Container Corporation of India godown at Tondiarpet. reported that they contained goods which were non-functional. DRI officials said Chennai had become a dumping ground for e-waste from Australia. where the cost of disposal and recycling is high.in:2048/doc. Of the total consignments..” DRI additional director general C Rajan said. Nanganallur. August 21. On a tip-off. Examination of goods in the containers revealed the presence of computer monitors.securities.com. Imports of such material should be only after permission from the ministry of environment and health and a license from the Director-General of Foreign Trade has been received. the authorities found a container full of old computer parts. used 10 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . which extract metals from the waste and dump the hazardous parts. The DRI officials intercepted a consignment marked for Venus Metals. which would result in heavy e-waste generation.com India : DRI detects e-waste dumping in Chennai Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 22. the import of e-waste and electrical waste are covered under the Hazardous Waste (Management. who examined the consignments. Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. 2010 Special Correspondent CHENNAI: Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). In the fifth such case of illegal e-waste dumping in three months.http://site. the authorities found a container full of old computer parts. Nanganallur. from Brunei. Chennai. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. 2010 K Praveen Kumar CHENNAI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday detected the fifth case of e-waste dumping in Chennai. DRI. Korea. 2010 The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) was able be seize a consignment of unauthorized e-waste in Chennai.iimcal. from Brunei on Thursday and market it as scrap. In the last two months. The DRI officials intercepted a consignment marked for Venus Metals. broken computer printers and keyboards. Even those which are reusable require extensive refurbishing. Many of these countries export their waste to developing countries in connivance with importers. Following the information five consignments covering eight containers with goods were taken up for scrutiny. Canada and Brunei. 127 tonnes of imported e-waste seized Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. DRI has intercepted five such consignments in Chennai and seized more than 127 tonnes of e-waste. Chennai. DRI sleuths intercepted a consignment marked for Venus Metals. In the fifth such case of illegal e-waste dumping in three months.. The consignment was declared as 'switch board scrap'. loose electrical motor parts.ezproxy.
Mr.ezproxy. e-cycling rates. 23 states had enacted some type of electronics recycling legislation.securities. The seized goods to be re-exported to the country of origin Scheme on funding e-waste management Publication: Business Standard Provider: Business Standard August 17. The seized goods would be re-exported to the country of origin after due process of adjudication. E-waste management project launched 11 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . On the state level. Environment Minister Jairam ramesh said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.S. Mr. including metallics. Low electronic recycling rates in the United States not only result in the loss of valuable resources. of which about 12.html?pc=IN&pr. backed by BAN?underscores the need to adopt standards on a national rather than state level (AMM. such as banning some electronics from landfills or funding voluntary recycling efforts. based in Seattle (AMM. The San Francisco-based coalition said that 2. In the cases taken up for investigation. citing a 2008 study that determined that a substantial amount of exported e-waste ended up in countries that lack the capacity to safely recycle and dispose of used electronics. Similar efforts have been made by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). ISRI`s policy also calls for safe and responsible recycling of e-scrap in the United States.S.iimcal. the betterpublicized efforts by advocates of E-stewards. But growing rivalry between competing e-cycling norms?namely the Responsible Recycling (R2) standards fostered by the EPA vs. but initiatives are being done at a state level rather than any federal-level programs. Exports of e-waste remain largely unregulated.000 tons) was recycled. A large number of the computer monitors were found to be more than 10 years old. the importers were not in possession of the required permission. and appeared to be in an unusable condition.6 million tons of e-waste were generated nationally in 2005. On the domestic front. face no export scrutiny. To ensure proper disposal of e-waste. As of June. according to the U. Of this. "Electronic waste exports risk harming human health and the environment in countries that lack safe recycling and disposal capacity.ac. Washington.. The GAO is recommending further examination of how the EPA can take a larger role. Handling and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules 2008 and it would be allowed only with permission from the Ministries of Environment and Health besides a licence from the Director General of Foreign Trade..01 million tons of e-waste in 2007. Rajan said. the Electronics TakeBack Coalition says on its Web site. The U." the study said. Rajan added. recycling continues to gain popularity.com.in:2048/doc. Hazardous waste The import of electrical and electronic waste are covered under Hazardous Waste (Management. although it has drawn a salvo of fire from Basel Action Network (BAN). Government Accountability Office (GAO) study entitled Electronic Waste: Considerations for Promoting Environmentally Sound Reuse and Recycling. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). which were meant for recycling. with 75 to 80 percent of obsolete electronics ending up in landfills. The rest went to landfills or incinerators. April 6). which can contain mercury. the GAO is recommending that the subject be tackled in state recycling programs or via the establishment of federal standards through new legislation. But other electronic items. including cellular telephones. subject to a matching contribution from the state government concerned. which earlier this year voted to adopt a policy that urges members exporting e-scrap to ship the product to safe and responsible overseas processors. the government had introduced a scheme to provide funding of up to 25 per cent of the total project cost. 2010 18:43:00 (GMT) A government agency is recommending consideration of a national approach to electronics recycling aided by a federal agency or implementation of federal legislation following a report showing dismal U.S. is being credited with stepping up enforcement of e-waste export requirements. which says that 75 to 80 percent of used electronics end up in landfills.6 percent was recycled. In four cases notices have already been issued to the importers. July 10). The DRI has registered cases against the importers. The United States generated 3.http://site. the latest data available. Mr.6 percent (410. (AMM) GAO calls for national e-waste plan Publication: Metal Bulletin Provider: Metal Bulletin com August 16. the EPA regulates the management of e-waste and promotes voluntary efforts. Other states are considering legislation or have established commissions to study options to manage used electronics. only 13. according to the GAO study. 2010 BS Reporter To promote setting up of adequate facilities to recycle electronic waste. they also can pose a health hazard. helping to reduce the amount of lead unlawfully leaving the country in cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Rajan said. citing federal EPA data.
com. 2010 Amruta Byatnal Aims to bridge gap in e-waste management between formal and informal sectors Pune: The Mumbai-Pune corridor may be the hot spot for investors. Janvani. 2010 Staff Correspondent Pune: The Mumbai-Pune corridor produces one third of India's electronic waste. About one third of India's electronic waste is generated in this region. August 16. . Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA). Director of GTZ-ASEM Juergen Bischoff expressed the need for a legislation for electronic waste management in India. Ashish Chaturvedi shared the project objectives which offer a platform for bridging the gap in e-waste management between the formal and informal sector. and recyclers in setting up a channelisation mechanism in the waste management system. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce. between achieving inclusive growth. The GTZ launched a new project on e-waste management on the occasion. Juergen Bischoff threw light on the current context of e-waste in India as well as internationally.We live in a `trilemma'. recognised the need to identify stakeholders and ensure their protection as well. and not dilemma. H.securities. H. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). depleting resources and deteriorating environmental situation.html?pc=IN&pr. Dr. Technical Manager of GTZ-ASEM. Lakshmi Narayan of KKPKP spoke about the important role that the informal sector plays in the recycling of electronic waste. and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)-Advisory Services in Environmental Management (ASEM) shared ideas on the issue.http://site. A stakeholders' consultation on e-waste management was conducted in Pune over the weekend to address the issue. Pimpri and Chinchwad by involving informal sector associations...in:2048/doc.ac. Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA). Janvani.We live in a `trilemma'. and expressed the need for a dedicated legislative framework for Electronic Waste Management in India. depleting resources and deteriorating environmental situation. He said the GTZ had been working towards finding solutions to the problem of e-waste through city-level interventions and policy dialogues. Recyclying waste forms a big aspect of the solution to this. and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)-Advisory Services in Environmental Management (ASEM) came together to share ideas and solutions on the issue. New programme Dr. generators.M. Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP). It is also the highest producer of India's electronic waste. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Greenpeace India campaigner Abhishek Pratap stated the need for the placing of Extended Producer Responsibility on the shoulders of manufacturers of electronic and electrical equipment (EEE)." he said. The proposed action under this project aims at improving the situation of e-waste management in Pune. and not dilemma." he said.M. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce. `Trilemma' . Modak. Technical Manager of GTZ-ASEM Ashish Chaturvedi spoke on the objectives that the project proposes to realise. Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Reusing waste forms a big aspect of the solution to this. One of the main objectives is to 12 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 ..iimcal. He also shared how GTZ has been working towards finding solutions to the problem of e-waste through city-level interventions and policy dialogues.. a consultant working for the Pune Municipal Corporation said that a project has been launched under which 700 metric tonnes of waste in Pune would be recycled every day. He announced PMC's programme for reducing e-waste ? the Rochem Concord Blue ? which will deal with 700 metric tonnes of waste everyday. Recycling e-waste is the need of the hour Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Greenpeace India campaigner Abhishek Pratap explicitly stated the need for the placing of Extended Producer Responsibility on the shoulders of manufacturers of Electronic and Electrical Equipments (EEE). August 16. A stakeholders' consultation on e-waste management was conducted in Pune to address the issue. Ms. a consultant for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).ezproxy. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). Executive Director General of MCCIA Anant Sardeshmukh stated the challenges faced by the industry while designing and implementing e-waste management systems. Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP). The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Modak. between achieving inclusive growth. The event also witnessed the launch of a new project on e-waste management by GTZ. Need for legislative framework Director of GTZ-ASEM Dr.
The study alleges that the unorganized sector recycles more than 90 percent of this.in:2048/doc." says Sunita Narain. India generated 5. Its our duty to prevent such a global disaster. It is illegally trading e-waste.ac. According to CSE. Informal dealers refurbish and make money from e-waste. Unless action is taken immediately to properly collect and recycle materials. and the unorganized sector is right behind almost all of it.9 million tonnes of hazardous waste.. About one third of India's electronic waste is generated in this region.50. August 15. 2010 Unless action is taken immediately to properly collect and recycle materials. 13 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . It is estimated that illegal import of e-waste in the country stands at about 50. Pimpri and Chinchwad. bridge the gap in e-waste management between the formal and informal sector. It is also the highest producer of India's electronic waste. and such illegal trade results in huge pollution in the industry. The e-wastes from old mobile phones will be seven times higher in China and eighteen times higher in India. government chooses to ignore it. cost effective garbage collectors with big business.ezproxy.. We have all the bad things to highlight if we start analyzingfrom carbon emissions to e-wastes. The UN study says that by 2020.000 tonnes annually and loopholes in the laws facilitate this. As per the data. e-wastes from old computers would jump by 500 percent from the 2007 levels in India. "We need to think how we can build a new model for waste managers. The Global e-waste Dumping Ground? Publication: DQ Channels Provider: Cyber Media India Ltd. In the year 2009. According to a UN report.com. About 10 percent of the e-waste generated is recycled every year. many developing countries will face the specter of hazardous e-waste mountains with serious consequences regarding the environment and public health Everyone is so lost in the urban rat race that we all have forgotten the world around us. regulate and even pay for this trade to happen not out of sight.000 tonnes of electronic waste every year. the report warns.000 tonnes. If this trend continues. Director. and instead of organizing this sector.html?pc=IN&pr. CSE. but under our noses. and by 200 percent to 400 percent in South Africa and China. the governments new draft rules with regard to waste management ignore the reality and are likely to be toothless. the remaining is refurbished. A recent report by the Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE) says that apart from generating about 3. (Source: DQ) E-waste management project launched Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. posing serious health issues. we have to think how policy can legalize. The project is aimed at improving e-waste management in Pune. Instead of thinking about replacing small.iimcal.000 tonnes of e-waste in 2007 which is equal to 110 million laptops. We never stop and think about what we are giving back to the earth other than the increased carbon footprints and e-wastes. India generated 3.30. A stakeholders' consultation on e-waste management was conducted in Pune on Friday to address the issue. India is the second largest e-waste generator in Asia. It is being reported that the free trade agreementscurrently being negotiated with the European Union and Japan include provisions for these countries to dump their e-waste in India.securities. 2010 Amruta Byatnal Pune: The Mumbai-Pune corridor may be the hot spot for investors.http://site. India will soon become dumping ground for the global e-waste. India imports another 50. many developing countries will face the specter of hazardous e-waste mountains with serious consequences regarding the environment and public health. August 15. The organization also says that Attero Recycling which has the only license in India to import e-wasteis reselling e-waste instead of recycling it.
Chaturvedi said. Janvani. An association has been formed for e-waste management in Delhi while there has been capacity building at various levels. three informal sector associations have been formed and a formal recycler has also been established.securities. recognised the need to identify stakeholders and ensure their protection as well.iimcal. specifying the polluter pays' principle. Lakshmi Narayan of KKPKP spoke about the important role that the informal sector plays in the recycling of electronic waste. Reusing waste forms a big aspect of the solution to this. Modak. Ms. depleting resources and deteriorating environmental situation. Pune may well be the next city where a similar plan will materialise. research and development activities related to e-waste management in these cities. The issues related to e-waste management came to the fore on Friday at a stakeholders' consultation on electronic waste management organised by the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad civic bodies. Coleman & Co. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA). He announced PMC's programme for reducing e-waste ? the Rochem Concord Blue ? which will deal with 700 metric tonnes of waste everyday. Director of GTZ-ASEM Dr...ezproxy. Technical Manager of GTZ-ASEM. In Bangalore.ac. There is increased awareness. NGOs. Delhi came next. Executive Director General of MCCIA Anant Sardeshmukh stated the challenges faced by the industry while designing and implementing e-waste management systems. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce. Dr. The objective is to improve the living standards in urban centres and support the implementation of the national environment policy. and expressed the need for a dedicated legislative framework for Electronic Waste Management in India. and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)-Advisory Services in Environmental Management (ASEM) came together to share ideas and solutions on the issue. Bangalore and Kolkata where initiatives have been launched for management of electronic waste through a collective effort of the stakeholders. generators. Efforts would also be made to establish cooperation models between the formal and the informal sectors dealing with e-waste. The initiative is referred to as Weee recycle' that will establish e-waste channels to enhance environment friendly recycling. The target groups will be manufacturers of IT equipment. small and medium-scale enterprises involved in recycling. The event also witnessed the launch of a new project on e-waste management by GTZ. . "One of the challenges was setting up collection mechanisms for the e-waste in urban areas. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). Greenpeace India campaigner Abhishek Pratap explicitly stated the need for the placing of Extended Producer Responsibility on the shoulders of manufacturers of Electronic and Electrical Equipments (EEE). In Delhi. Ltd August 14. and GTZ. Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP). He also shared how GTZ has been working towards finding solutions to the problem of e-waste through city-level interventions and policy dialogues. a consultant for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). and not dilemma. he said. between achieving inclusive growth. Janwani. Juergen Bischoff threw light on the current context of e-waste in India as well as internationally. The final touches are being given and the stakeholders would be Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations. The e-waste management initiative has been most successful in Bangalore where it was launched in 2006. and recyclers in setting up a channelisation mechanism in the waste management system. The project aims at establishing e-waste channels to promote environment-friendly recycling to reduce pollution caused due to recycling of waste in the unorganised sector.We live in a `trilemma'. a core group came up with the draft of the e-waste management and handling rules. H." he added. ragpickers' organisations and industries manufacturing electronic goods. Dr. and having a clear role for the involvement of the informal sector in e-waste management. The capacity for environmentally sound e-waste recycling among the workers in the informal sector would also be improved. GTZ's technical manager Ashish Chaturvedi said informal sector associations would be encouraged to collect and manage a fraction of the e-waste in an environment-friendly manner..com." he said.http://site.M. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).com MMRDA will invite bids for e-waste plant 14 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Chaturvedi added. For Reprint Rights: timescontent.html?pc=IN&pr. The proposed action under this project aims at improving the situation of e-waste management in Pune. and the formal sector recycling units. he said. It would bring better effort in the informal recycling sector and help large corporations and stakeholders implement the central government's recommendations on e-waste management. 2010 Manish Umbrajkar PUNE: After Delhi. Pimpri and Chinchwad by involving informal sector associations. and integration of the informal and formal e-waste collection channels. the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture. Reusing an essential part of e-waste management solution Pune programme will deal with 700 metric tonnes of e-waste everyday Metros show Pune how to handle e-waste Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. Ashish Chaturvedi shared the project objectives which offer a platform for bridging the gap in e-waste management between the formal and informal sector.in:2048/doc.
the plant will have comprehensive facilities to collect. pencil cells as well.ezproxy. said the reprocessing is done in various parts of the city and people are exposed to these pollutants. Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. Lamington Road and Mankhurd. states The Bulletin. the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has taken up the mantle to manage e-waste that is endangering environment today. the science and technology department has decided to launch an awareness drive so that people hand over non-disposable waste to authorized dealers only. Ltd August 10. which find their way to dustbins.in:2048/doc. with a specific focus on subsidising the development of green energy technologies. we are losing sight of the consequent hazards that endanger environment. Founded in 1983 and funded as a line item in the Department of Community and Economic Development budget. Coleman & Co.'' said MMRDA joint project director Dilip Kawathkar.000 tonne of e-waste generated by the city is being planned in the distant suburbs. 2010 Growth and harmony should walk hand-in-hand. Studies show that the processing of e-waste in the city. The authority has shortlisted five sites for the processing unit at either Taloja or Vasai.com India : Mumbai calls for e-waste tenders Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 4. Coleman & Co.http://site. Sonarpur in Grant Road. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. But. The growth should and must be proportionate to the environmental demands.html?pc=IN&pr. The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority redirects taxpayer money from the state's general fund budget to give resources to private industries and entrepreneurs. Dharavi and Shastri Nagar in Mahim. However. 2010 The administration is yet to take concrete steps to tackle the problem of tones of e-waste generated in city.iimcal.. they say. A plot of land is reserved for the Green Belt around the project and the Authority has identified five sites for the same. India : India E-Waste generation to increase by 2012 to about 8. taxpayers have supplied more than $200 million since 2005 to support research and development of new technologies and to cover business incubation costs. Well aware of this. "There is no idea about the amount of e-waste generated in city as it includes small household items like electronic toys. The main areas for reprocessing are Saki Naka. Pennsylvania taxpayers are supplying a development authority with $16. is leading to emission of hazardous dioxins and heavy metals. While our generation is enjoying the growth of electronic industry and celebrating the minute-to-minute innovation in the form of newer and newer range of products." said an official. "We will use scientific methods to recycle e-waste. The MMRDA is in the process of preparing the bid documents. A special site for reprocessing over 11. Kawathkar said that bids for the reprocessing plant will be called in September and the work should be underway before the end of the year. tnn For Reprint Rights: timescontent. treat and dispose of the e-waste to safeguard environment and human life in the most scientific way. Don Taki in Kamathipura. The Authority has planned to engage only qualified e-waste service providers to process. seldom do they appear synchronized. 2010 ASHLEY D'MELLO MUMBAI: The growing problem of e-waste (discarded electrical and electronic equipment) is finally being tackled.com. 2010 The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to invite tenders for the e-waste processing plant within the metropolitan region. the efforts to maintain this balance and control the damage are only scanty and unorganized.. transport and recover precious metals from e-waste and for safe treatment.securities. With no clear policy on how to deal with the problem. Awareness drive on e-waste handling Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. reports Indian Express. which has conducted a survey of the trade. done by hundreds of small establishments. which is also considered at the initial stage.0 lakh 15 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Safed and Wire Lane in Andheri.8 million to go towards investment in green energy technologies. Ltd August 8. To be set up on a public-private partnership model. The land requirement for this facility is 4 Hectares to take care of present and increasing growth for future.ac. This will generate income as well as keep the hazardous pollutants our of the air and water in the city. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Kurla.com India : MMRDA to manage E-Waste on PPP basis Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 8.
html?pc=IN&pr. Mr. plastics. Shah. the plant will have comprehensive facilities to collect. The reason for this was the skill development that had taken place in the engineering colleges in these branches.You should learn by doing things. Department of Information Science and Technology. With each engineering college in the State having 300 computers. .ezproxy. annual generation per capita is less than 1 kg. He was inaugurating the Association of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) & Information Technology at Kingston Engineering College (KEC) at Christianpet near here on Saturday. Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified the Hazardous Wastes (Management. and sharing of computer resources and provision of information technology (IT) services through a drastic reduction in the use of hardware. and not employment. Today. The authority has shortlisted four plots in Taloja and one in Vasai. As against the requirement of 25. Ramachandran said that the number of qualified technical teachers was not commensurate with the number of colleges that had sprung up. which include e-waste. 16 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .ac. Ramachandran. Units handling e-waste are required to register with CPCB. In countries like India. estimated that e-waste generation in European Union is about 14 to 15 kg per capita per annum. and called upon the CSE/IT students to focus on studies related to conversion of hardware into software. MMRDA.5 lakh computers in the nearly 500 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. was the criterion for software engineers. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) and Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering in view of the students' preference to these branches." he said.0 lakh MT by 2012. This would lead to effective place management and e-waste management. A transaction advisor will be appointed soon after which the tenders will be floated in around a month s time.. CSE/IT would play a vital role in the development of green engineering and science. To be set up on a public-private partnership model. The authority has shortlisted five sites for the processing unit at either Taloja or Vasai. There will be only one plot for the unit. 2010 The projected e-waste generation in India is expected to increase to about 8. Anna University.one lakh students would be admitted in the circuit branches comprising CSE/IT. 2010 The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to invite tenders for the electronic waste (e-waste) processing plant within the metropolitan region. principal advisor. which contained only a certain set of questions and answers. He advised them to avoid relying merely on the university-prescribed textbooks. Ramachandran said that the calculator which was widely used about a decade ago had become redundant today as it was inbuilt in cellphone. Ramachandran urged them to constantly update their knowledge on CSE/IT in view of the quick obsolescence of knowledge in these fields. Research was being carried on the world over to simulate the computer hardware as software in such a way that one computer server could host hundreds of machines as software. The practice of students concentrating only on the questions and answers available in the textbooks was not conducive to effective and proper learning of the subject. he said. The E-waste disposal practices in Western countries are based on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) concept. Employability. Ramachandran said that out of 1. As per the survey by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). a former chief engineer with the BMC s solid waste management department.iimcal. 2010 Special Correspondent Association of Department of Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology inaugurated at college ? VELLORE: Cloud computing. . The waste generated is required to be sent or sold to a registered or authorized recycler or re-processor or re-user having environmentally sound facilities for recovery of metals. . which envisages conversion of hardware into software. Through the bids. The Inventory Assessment Manual of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2007. Mr. Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules. 60.. 2008 for proper management and handling of hazardous wastes. would be the solution to the problem posed by the accumulation of e-waste..com.. there would be about 1. Mr. Ramachandran said that device independency had come into effect because of the need to safeguard the globe from e-waste. Of these one lakh students.47 lakh MT of e-waste was generated in 2005. these computers would become obsolete and would have to be replaced.You have to develop your skills to meet the needs of the industry. it is estimated that about 1." he said. he said. said the project. The disposal of accumulating obsolete computers has posed a serious environmental problem.securities. thus reducing the number of computers used by the people.including 42 new colleges on completion of the ongoing counselling process . it may also allow private players to choose the plot for the processing unit. India : MMRDA to float tenders for e-waste processing plant soon Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 2. Solid Waste Management Cell. Mr. but we will give options to the interested players to choose from the five locations. Pointing out that the IT sector had picked up after a recent slowdown.Cloud computing will be solution to e-waste" Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd.000 qualified teachers in the circuit branches in the engineering colleges. Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE). barring the land component. added Shah. MT by 2012 Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 2.. Mr. said V. August 1. etc. professor. there were only 3000 qualified teachers.http://site. transport and recover precious metals from e-waste and for safe treatment. said M R Shah. is estimated to cost Rs 80 crore.in:2048/doc. Within three years. there is no need even for a computer keyboard as the keyboard had come as software embedded in a hand-held Internet-enabled cellphone or other IT device. The MMRDA is in the process of preparing the bid documents.000 would be admitted to CSE and IT alone.75 lakh students likely to be admitted to 509 engineering colleges in the State .
Baskar. 2010 BANGALORE: The city seems to have woken up and realized the importance of e-waste.. he said." Looking ahead at feasible solutions to solve this problem. The volume of e-waste is growing at 3 to 5% a year. KSPCB chairperson A.S..E. Industries in Bangalore are willing to do their bit in the e-waste sector. director. Several training programmes on how to reduce toxic substances in electronic products. Little steps as to how we dispose of our e-waste. Principal.Stop relying merely on university-prescribed textbooks" Firms to abide by e-waste rules Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett.E." added Sadashivaiah. Later. Emulating the segregation practices in developed countries. The informal sector collects e-waste and burns some of it. industries in Bangalore. said: . debating on various recycling technologies and informing stakeholders about the . chairman. At a programme held here on Thursday aimed at creating awareness on practices related to collection and handling of e-waste. .com Board launches e-waste sensitisation Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. who are generating e-waste are geared up to comply with it. which pollutes our environment. Mr. The intake in ECE is likely to be doubled from 60 to 120.securities. then they get mixed up with common waste. Our task is to bring informal sector to formal ways. Chitra." said S Sadashivaiah. EEE and Mechanical Engineering and MBA.ac." he said. Dr.Small-scale industries can play a proactive role in waste collection and segregation by pooling their wastes and dispatching them to recycling centres. The industries are planning to put up e-waste bins in their offices to deposit old batteries. environment. 2010 BANGALORE. Sadashivaiah said even today 90 per cent of e-waste was collected and disposed of by the informal sector. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. we should have different colour coded dustbins. 2010 Staff Reporter BANGALORE: Even as the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is poised to notify rules on electronic waste (e-waste) management." Industries to embrace e-waste rule Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd July 29. chargers and send them to e-Parisara for recycling. Students urged to focus on studies related to conversion of hardware into software . 17 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .ezproxy. Rag pickers pick them up and risk their health. said that B..City-based industrial associations are gearing up to comply with the new rule on e-waste management. KSPCB. contaminate soil. "E-waste produces organic polluters which create toxic chemicals. the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has launched its sensitisation and awareness drive.Metals such as lead and cadmium found in electronic appliances have contaminated more than 50 per cent of Bangalore's groundwater reserves. Head of the Department of CSE & IT.com. The college." said Meera Saksena. "More than 80% of e-waste is in the hand of informal collectors. Almost 95 per cent of these qualified teachers were in the age group of 30 to 35. welcomed the gathering... Ramachandran delivered a special lecture on `Distributed service models. Ltd July 31. Coleman & Co. at present. cleaner production. energy conservation and other environment-friendly approach will be undertaken through this project.iimcal. recycling and reusing techniques have to be streamlined before the environment is affected. committing to manage e-waste in an environmentally sound manner.. ECE.It is hard to find teachers in the 35-55 age group in engineering colleges. which is soon to be notified by the ministry of environment and forests. Only 10% are collected. July 30. As new rules on e-waste management will be notified shortly by ministry of environment and forests and government of India. "There are things we can easily do. KEC. The college was awaiting the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education. If they are not properly disposed of.in:2048/doc. each dealing with the collection of a particular kind of waste.html?pc=IN&pr.. additional chief secretary.extended producer responsibility" stipulated in the new rules. e-Parisara. water and is a threat to living forms.' G. Civil Engineering would be started in KEC from the current academic year. offered B. at a sensitization programme for industries on Thursday. About eight industrial associations will sign a pledge on Thursday. in CSE. . July 29 -. Our collection.http://site. Parthasarathy. IT.
securities. Separator While metal parts in the e-waste will be removed and melted. Speaking at the opening of Eco Birdd Recycling Company Pvt. It says that the volume of e-waste has been rising at the rate of nearly 5% since 2006 and no effort has been taken to curb the menace or ensure safe discharge of the waste. Tonnes of these 18 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Mr. says a survey by Saviours and Friends of Environment (SAFE). washing machines. acids and plastic during the recycling process. Sensitisation and awareness programme on collecting and handling e-waste is being organised jointly by HAWA GTZ. MP3 players. On the one hand. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and industrial associations eMerg and CLIK on Thursday. Zonal Officer of the Central Pollution Control Board noted that the Eco Birdd is the first authorised e-waste recycling plant in Karnataka and appreciated the efforts of the promoters. heavy metals are being released. Khan told The Hindu after the opening ceremony that the unit undertakes dismantling. Ltd July 23. The board. gelium and silicon. he said.html?pc=IN&pr. recycles e-waste It can handle 350 tonnes of e-waste a month Piles of e-waste posing health hazard Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. for his initiative in setting up a sophisticated e-waste recycling unit. Bangalore.ecobirdd@gmail. reuses.ac. refurbishing. TVs. The Eco Birdd is a cluster of recyclers who joined hands to get into the formal way of recycling e-waste. biologically active material. The draft rule lays emphasis on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). CFL bulbs contain mercury. In addition. Three thousand tonnes of central processing units (CPU). cell phones.000 electronic and electrical equipment manufacturing industries. reusing and recycling of the e-waste. While 50% of this gigantic volume of waste is ferrous mixed with heavy metals. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes. it says. July 23. Ltd. compact discs. Coleman & Co. the rest are retained. which says the industries that manufacture electrical and electronic equipment have the onus to manage the waste generated at the end of the life of these products. and on the other. Mr. Sadashivaiah said the informal sector should take a cue from the success saga of milk unions in the State. Sadashivaiah also complimented the efforts of Rizwan Khan.com and on www. for they are made up of heavy metals that are being littered on city streets. CPUs have gold which is often extracted by melting down the plastic casing in open air. the silicon waste will be sent to KSPCB authorised centres. refurbishes. "This is a double blow for the environment. CFL bulbs and iPods comprise the other 6. The plant has a capacity of handling about 350 tonnes of e-waste a month. which generates about 4. Mr. keyboards and monitors are thrown away and end up at second-hand computer stores where they are recycled. a green NGO. He noted that the unit scientifically disposes off toxic metals. Sadashivaiah on Thursday urged e-waste recyclers in the informal sector to take the cooperative union path for better recycling of waste as well as to improve their revenue. Khan said.. has more than 2. Ravindra congratulated the company for distinguishing itself by moving from the informal sector to the formal one.iimcal. The Eco Birdd has its plant at Azeez Sait Industrial Estate in Nayandahalli and can be contacted on Ph: 2274822. In his inaugural address.com E-waste recyclers urged to work in clusters Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. would extend support to such ventures.in:2048/doc.com. Mr.000 tonne. DVDs. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express.com.ezproxy. email .000 tonnes of e-waste every year. Manohar. according to a survey. Managing Director of Eco Birdd. here.ecobirddrecycling. CPUs and circuit boards of most electronic gadgets generate heavy metals like cadmium. toxic fumes are being emitted.http://site.S. 21% is plastic and 13% is non-ferrous. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. Adviser to the Chief Minister A. The unit dismantles. 2010 Prithvijit Mitra KOLKATA: Electronic waste has been flooding Kolkata and could soon cross the 10. While some portions are rejected. he said. comprises nearly a third of the trash and poses a major health hazard.. Rejected computers.000 tonne mark. 2010 Staff Reporter BANGALORE: Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) Chairman A. Domestic appliances like refrigerators.
While 70% of the e-waste is produced by commercial establishments.iimcal. Recycling Mr. Fashion too has a part to play in the fast changing mode of cellular transformation. In fact. But we need to act fast or else the situation will spin out of control. In the year 2009. according to Algiers Khalid. July 9. We have all the bad things to highlight if we start analyzing—from carbon emissions to e-wastes. 2010 R. president of the Kerala chapter of Indian Cellular Association.. According to a UN report. CSE. many developing countries will face the specter of hazardous e-waste mountains with serious consequences regarding the environment and public health.000 units of old mobile phones were despatched from Kochi to the e-waste management centre of a well known international cellular phone manufacturing company in New Delhi. The customers are given coupons or vouchers to download music. The survey reveals that it is the middle income group (MIG) that is responsible in a big way.ezproxy.com Mobile phones adding to e-waste Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. printers and refrigerators comprise the bulk of domestic e-waste. India generated 5. the rest is generated from the domestic set-up. Sunita Narain. as part of a recycling campaign. computer monitors. India is the second largest e-waste generator in Asia. Attero Recycling." said Datta.securities. it is being dumped at Dhapa which is not safe. consumers now prefer to buy a new one than get an old. More than 20 old cellular phones are abandoned by the users in Kochi every day. according to moderate estimates. cadmium and mercury are removed from the mobile phone units and the other parts are recycled to make items such as children's toys. 2010 Keywords: e-waste. Black-and-white TV sets. While old mobile phone sets. who is also the proprietor of a distribution chain of FMCGs. it needs to be separated at source. the report warns.000 are hardly sent for repairs. Unless action is taken immediately to properly collect and recycle materials. Green activist Subhas Datta warns that e-waste would lead to a crisis if efforts were not made to segregate it from other trash.html?pc=IN&pr. harmful metals are being dumped everyday at places like Topsia. The survey also reveals that less than 20% of electronic goods priced below Rs 20.http://site. For Reprint Rights: timescontent." said Sudipto Bhattacharya of SAFE. Kasba and Park Circus. dated gadget repaired. Ramabhadran Pillai Nearly 20 phones are discarded in Kochi every day KOCHI: With mobile phones becoming gadgets of mass use. e-waste generator. Only a proper disposal system can help to nullify the ill-effects of this harmful discharge. New-age technologies introduced by competing manufacturing entities had brought a sea change in the cellular phone segment. mobile phones are becoming outdated faster than commodities such as televisions and washing machines." added Bhattacharya. The worrying aspect is the fact that this volume will rise sharply as electronic goods turn cheaper. batteries and chargers could be brought to the stipulated outlets. said the old phones are brought by consumers for disposal at the outlets of Nokia and they are despatched to the recycling centre in New Delhi. there are many people who might be throwing away the dead phones which pose environmental problems. during a three-month period recently. and by 200% to 400% in South 19 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . as part of a regular recycling plan. Now. The company has a scheme to plant a tree per unit of old phones which are recycled. he said. washing machines. An average MIG unit generates 20 kg of e-waste annually. their numbers have swelled in the market. "With technology being upgraded every year. Center for Science and Environment Everyone is so lost in the urban rat race that we all have forgotten the world around us. We never stop and think about what we are giving back to the earth other than the increased carbon footprints and e-wastes. The number of old phones being discarded too is on the rise. India: The global e-waste dumping ground? Publication: Data Quest Provider: Cyber Media India Ltd.9 mn tonnes of hazardous waste. About 2. This is adding to the volume of the waste at a furious pace. Khalid. "Like bio-medical waste. this is a huge amount.in:2048/doc. e-wastes from old computers would jump by 500% from the 2007 levels in India. June 30." said Bhattacharya. posing serious health issues. "Considering the number of MIG families we have in Kolkata and its surroundings. The UN study says that by 2020.. Youngsters are always on the lookout for trendy ones and they are tempted to change the gadgets more often. The parts which contain toxic elements such as nickel.ac.com. We need to evolve a system of carrying it to a separate dumping ground and either destroy or recycle it. The affordability of latest versions has resulted in the number of old phones being discarded.
India imports another 50.com Now. A lot of toxic elements are being released to the environment. Dr Rajmohan. A recent report by the Delhi based Center for Science and Environment (CSE) says that apart from generating about 3. CMN Correspondent maildqindia@cybermedia. He was addressing a gathering after inaugurating World Environment Day celebrations and the 60th annual conference of Association of Occupational Health Karnataka (AOHK) at JJM Medical College here recently.ezproxy.securities. Africa and China. cost effective garbage collectors with big business. but under our noses. platinum from e-waste. Davanagere MLA Shamanur Shivashankarappa inaugurated a training and research centre for occupational health under Bapuji Educational Association here on the occasion. has now been turned into an anti-microbial substance that can help destroy bacterial infections. said A S Sadashivaiah. a chemical compound that is compatible with the human body. regulate and even pay for this trade to happen not out of sight. The organization also says that Attero Recycling—which has the only license in India to import e-waste—is reselling e-waste instead of recycling it.in:2048/doc. the remaining is refurbished. June 25 -. Researchers at the University of York's Department of Chemistry have found a way to turn electronic waste from LCD screens into an anti-microbial substance that destroys infections such as Escherichia coli. According to CSE. 2010 DAVANAGERE: Electronic waste is posing danger to environment and there is an urgent need for its recycling and disposal. Andrew Hunt and his colleagues had to cool and then heat PVA. and instead of organizing this sector. and such illegal trade results in huge pollution in the industry. It’s our duty to prevent such a global disaster. "We need to think how we can build a new model for waste managers. If this trend continues..html?pc=IN&pr.000 tonnes of electronic waste is being generated daily in the state. director. There is a severe threat to environment if the e-waste is not scientifically treated and disposed off.iimcal. Over 200 delegates from medical colleges and industries took part in the event. It is illegally trading e-waste.000 tonnes of e-waste in 2007 which is equal to 110 mn laptops. Instead of thinking about replacing small. CSE. Informal dealers refurbish and make money from e-waste. the government’s new draft rules with regard to waste management ignore the reality and are likely to be toothless.com." he said..in 'E-waste must be treated on a war footing' Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. KSPCB has signed an MoU with a Belgium-based organization for recovering precious metals. Bangalore alone contributes over 50% of electronic waste (e-waste). He said necessary money and man power will be extended for the welfare of the people working in various industries. Coleman & Co.ac.000 tonnes. About 10% of the e-waste generated is recycled every year. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. It is estimated that illegal import of e-waste in the country stands at about 50. adding that there is a possibility to recover some precious metals like gold. India generated 3. AOHK president Dr Kanaka Rao. we have to think how policy can legalize. and add a dash of silver nanoparticles to 20 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . The KSPCB chief asked Davanagere DC P S Vastrad to impose a ban on the use of plastics less than 20 microns. and the unorganized sector is right behind almost all of it. As per the data." says Sunita Narain. chairman of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB).co. dehydrate it with ethanol. 2010 Washington.Electronic waste. India will soon become dumping ground for the global e-waste. government chooses to ignore it. in-charge director of regional occupational health centre (Bangalore) and the members of AOHK were present. which can be an environmental hazard to the soil. The e-wastes from old mobile phones will be seven times higher in China and eighteen times higher in India.http://site. A key element of LCD televisions is polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA). some strains of Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria. e-waste to help in destroying bacterial infections Publication: Asia News International Provider: HT Media Ltd June 25.50. Ltd June 29.000 tonnes of electronic waste every year. The study alleges that the unorganized sector recycles more than 90% of this.30. It is being reported that the free trade agreements—currently being negotiated with the European Union and Japan—include provisions for these countries to dump their e-waste in India. silver.000 tonnes annually and loopholes in the laws facilitate this. Discovery News reported. "Over 10.
which produced more than 21.979 tonnes of e-waste generated in the country in 2007-08. (MORE) PTI SNR APR SS 21 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .. "A comprehensive e-waste (electronic-wastes) policy has been finalised and will soon be signed by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and other ministers concerned. the product "could also be used in pills and dressings that are designed to deliver drugs to particular parts of the body". The waste generated is required to be sent or sold to a registered or authorised recycler or re-processor or re-user having environmentally sound facilities for recovery of metals and plastics. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Asian News International. in which five components like televisions. The Environment Ministry has notified the Hazardous Wastes (Management. 2010 Our Bureau New Delhi.810 tons in 2009. adding that it would also recommend changing only the component in an electronic item.in:2048/doc.. June 9 Televisions and computers account for a large chunk of the electronic waste generated in the country. Regulatory agencies still must guarantee that silver nanoparticles are suitable for human health applications. At present. According to a York University press release. "It will educate the public and officials concerned on how to avoid recycling electronic equipment more often.com Old Tv Sets.Tn All Set To Pioneer E-Waste Policy Publication: Press Trust of India . need to register with Central Pollution Control Board now. June 10. she said. would address issues pertaining to public health and environment due to the impact of the ''ineffective and continuous disposal'' of e-waste.82.75 lakh tonnes of e-waste. said it was based on "market supply method". there are 14 dismantlers or recyclers registered with the Central Pollution Control Board. for proper management and handling of hazardous wastes.ac.http://site. enhance the material's anti-microbial properties. less than half (1. a 29 per cent increase over last year.3 crore and the compounded annual growth rate was 73 per cent. Business .html?pc=IN&pr. Apr 18 (PTI) After wooing global automobile giants and becoming a leading software exporter. The final product could be used in hospital cleaning solutions to help to reduce infections. washing machines and refrigerator were taken into account.680. The units.News Provider: Press Trust of India April 18. 2008. Of the total e-waste generated. It states that mobile phones account for less than half a per cent of the 3. The policy.000 tonnes. Televisions accounted for 2.ezproxy. But Hunt and his team have confessed that more work needs to be done. while computers accounted for 56. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The study was conducted by the Electronics Industries Association of India (ELCINA). including e-waste. a top official who led the survey.iimcal. mobile phones. The obsolescence rate of mobile phones was estimated to be 1. Phones The study revealed that the total units of mobile phones sold during 2007-08 stood at 9. computers. Non-Governmental Organisation Toxics Link said a study carried out by them revealed that e-waste was a problem of staggering proportions in the state. 2010 (11:01) R Satyanarayana Chennai. Handling and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules. State IT Minister Dr Poongothai told PTI." she said.8-2 years. It will be ready in two or three weeks". according to a study sponsored by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. handling e-waste. Computers Form Bulk Of E-waste Publication: Business Line Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Arun Senthil Ram. Poongothai said the policy would have a single window facility to guide investors.securities.44 lakh tonnes) was available for recycling as the rest was stacked or not sold by consumers because of the inappropriate resale value.com. Tamil Nadu is all set to pioneer an e-waste policy to encourage green information technologies.40 crore. She said Tamil Nadu has registered an impressive jump in software exports even during the economic slowdown in 2008-09 at Rs 36.
." a ministry official said. copied. of NGO Toxic Link. That would mean setting up centres around India where citizens can dispose of items such as computers. E-waste is currently defined under Hazardous Management Rules. even the problem of huge amounts of e-waste was unaddressed. PTI is not liable for errors. which can be decided only at the highest level. including copyright. the Act only identifies solid waste.com. no agency will be able to take penal action against those who callously dispose e-waste and nuclear waste. Inc. ‘No laws for nuke. even if the agency wanted to do something. Source:. the companies could provide an incentive to citizens of up to Rs 400 for a computer to take back their waste.S. Talking to this newspaper.” said senior lawyer Amit Kumar.Business "Data Provider disclaimer and copyright notice: ©  The Press Trust of India Ltd (PTI) or its Licensors. HT Media LTD India : India a dumping yard for world e-waste Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba April 12. “If there is no statutory support. the ministry has for the first time defined "extended producer responsibility" in dealing with household e-waste. which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder. which was enacted in 1957. The recent incident of radiation in West 22 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .html?pc=IN&pr. He added that while nuclear radiation exposure was far more serious. This is the "Internet Securities. a person may be booked under Section 304-B." said Ravi Aggarwal. It is to be noted that the DMC Act was notified by Parliament and necessary amendments.The Centre has readied new rules making it mandatory for electronic appliance makers to set up centres around the country to collect and safely dispose of electronic waste. PTI is not in the business of providing professional advice. if need be.iimcal. At present. which the MCD needs to take care of.ac. New Delhi. text and images that form part of the PTI Content are for personal use only and may not be re-written. municipal commissioner K. Govt Readies New Rules To Manage E-waste Publication: Hindustan Times Provider: HT Media Ltd April 12. Mehra said that the MCD had nothing to do with this (radiation episode) matter. of which India will be second largest generator by 2012. April 12 -.ezproxy. 2010 Thousands of tonnes of toxic e-waste finds its way into India every month in absence of any handling norms.http://site. though. soon. that may be issued from time to time. However. the ministry has decided on a separate regulation. guarantee or other representation about the accuracy of the information or images contained in the PTI Content. Do we have clearly identified roles as to which agency is supposed to deal with what kind of waste?” asked an MCD official. part-II. The information. In terms of the IPC. (trading as ISI Emerging Markets TM) " service which includes content provided by PTI (PTI Content).” said Mr Mehra. "The citizens may also get some money for that. 2010 NationalGeneral NewsThe Centre has readied new rules making it mandatory for electronic appliance makers to set up centres around the country to collect and safely dispose of electronic waste. In the new rules. who has been on the environment ministry's committee on e-waste. MOHANTY NEW DELHI April 14: After the first ever incident of radiation that occurred at Mayapuri scrap market in the capital. Legal experts further added that. television sets and refrigerators. has no provision to deal with e-waste and nuclear waste. hold etc. corrections. which Aggarwal described as a "significant step". Toxic Link and Information Technology industry in a study found that if e-waste is sold to recyclers. The Delhi Municipal Act. With e-waste becoming a pollution challenge.in:2048/doc. The subscriber will honour editorial advisories including but not limited to kill notes. “The MCD only deals with garbage. will need its approval. without the prior written permission of PTI. the fact is that large quantities of e-waste is being generated and such products are being dismantled in various scrap markets in the city. he said. e-waste’ Publication: Asian Age Provider: Asian Age Holdings Ltd. But that would be the case when the damage would have already taken place. The city still does not have any law on how to dispose e-waste and nuclear waste. linked or otherwise used whether for compensation of any kind or not. framed. citizens will have to dispose of electronic appliances at designated centres instead of in a municipal bin. if any. in the PTI Content. necessary amendments can be made in the DMC Act. According to the new rules. embargoes. re-sold or re-distributed. The environment ministry will issue a draft notification for managing e-waste. omissions in. it would need the statutory back-up. which were applicable more to industry than to households. "The new draft rules will be out within a week. 2010 PRASHANT PANDEY and SUCHITRA K. delays or interruptions to or cessation of access to PTI Content through negligence or otherwise". April 15.. MCD spokesperson Deep Mathur said that. “This incident (Mayapuri scrap market) should be an eye opener. PTI Content is published for information only without assuming a duty of care. PTI reserves all rights. The official added that all these things were policy matters. the MCD is now saying that there was a need to clearly identify the roles of each agency in dealing with problems of e-waste and nuclear waste disposal.securities. and gives no warranty.
"After dismantling the waste material and sorting it out. e-waste. including the obsolete Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors. by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is expected to be ready by this month-end. Of these. "We get all kinds of e-waste. from April 2009 to December 2009. the much-hyped draft proposal on Electronic Waste Handling and Management Rules. the import of large numbers of CRT monitors is one of the major causes for concern. 5. experts pointed out that the area is a known dumping site of e-wastes." Budhiraja said. under the Environment Protection Act. among others. Delhi s Mayapuri Industrial area may have raised alarm bells on the danger posed by the unplanned dumping of e-waste. found in the shop of a metal scrap dealer. Short term exposure of heavy metals like Barium. lead and cadmium . Interestingly.Thousands of tonnes of toxic e-waste finds its way into India every month in absence of any handling norms The recent incident of radiation in West Delhi's Mayapuri Industrial area may have raised alarm bells on the danger posed by the unplanned dumping of e-waste. with hazardous presence of lead are making their way into India from South Asia.are dangerous for health.in:2048/doc.com. like bangles etc. from April 2009 to December 2009.html?pc=IN&pr. pointed out Priti Mahesh. France and Finland. being taken over by the LCD and plasma screen monitors. Saket. under the Environment Protection Act." said a scrap shop owner. The radiation of Cobalt-60." said Dr Bir Singh. In fact. Finland and the Middle East. project manager. 2010 India. Coleman & Co. be it computers or photocopy machines. The recycling of this glass is a major area of concern and has been found to make way to even items of domestic use. 2010 Durgesh Nandan Jha NEW DELHI: The plastic scrap market in Mundka which caught fire early morning on Sunday was a big dumping ground for electronic waste items.156 assorted mother boards and 2. He said that burning of plastics. as there is no sustainable technology as yet to separate lead from glass.. 3. During the same period. There can be a skin allergy. Exposure to such toxic metals can lead to cough and throat problems. highly toxic elements are emitted and these can cause respiratory problems and skin diseases not just among the workers but also residents who live close to the scrap yard.securities. April 12 -. head of the internal medicine department of Max Hospital. may just be the tip of an iceberg. 2. with hazardous presence of lead are making their way into India from South Asia. the shopkeepers here do not follow any fire safety norms. the much-hyped draft proposal on Electronic Waste Handling and Management Rules. Ltd April 12. including PVC.jha@timesgroup. disturbing the bone growth and heart rate and causing alterations to the genetic structure of the cells. He added that people should avoid going out and consult the doctor in case of any health problem. head of the community medicine department of AIIMS. This apart. they felt. But the import of such hazardous material continues unabated in the country.ezproxy. 6.200 used CRT monitors were shipped into India largely from Singapore and followed by South Africa . produces dioxins which can damage the immune system.. have revealed that large numbers of used computer parts. Toxic Links. The figures obtained from one major port alone. "It can lead to allergic conjunctivitis and running eye. said experts. The figures obtained from one major port alone. as many as 6.761 old and used printers were also imported from various destinations that prominently include parties from the US.750 assorted hard disks.com India a dumping yard for world e-waste Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd April 12. But the import of such hazardous material continues unabated in the country. besides used power supply systems.http://site. Other major parts of computers include 2.761 old and used printers were also imported from 23 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . including the obsolete Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors.900 used assorted lot of RAM were also imported from the same importer in South Korea. During the same period.5 kg of the metal.ac. This apart. Old people and children are the most vulnerable. besides the Middle-east and South Asia. have revealed that large numbers of used computer parts. According to figures available from well-placed sources. posing a serious health concern for people living in the vicinity. The CRT monitors are obsolete in major parts of the world. we send it to recycling plants. durgesh. photocopying machines and inverter batteries were burnt in the fire. as many as 6. itching and rashes.900 'used assorted lot of RAM' were also imported from the same importer in South Korea. Finland and the Middle East. Several tonnes of hazardous e-waste . the present case highlights serious anomalies in the system. CRT monitors make use of leaded glass that contains nearly 2-2. To add to it is also exposure to the electro-magnetic fields while using a CRT monitor. said another doctor. According to figures available from well-placed sources. Canada. large scale burning of e-waste items and the resulting smoke mainly affect the respiratory system. liver and even the spleen.200 used CRT monitors were shipped into India largely from Singapore and followed by South Africa between April and December last year. It may affect the functioning of living cells as these low-frequency emissions are cited as a possible cause of chromosomal changes. by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is expected to be ready by this month-end. a non-profit organisation. It can precipitate respiratory problems like bronchitis and asthma.which are present in electronic items .com For Reprint Rights: timescontent.discarded television sets.868 assorted CPUs. Burnt e-waste raises health alarm for locals Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. the plastic received from dismantling of e-waste such as computers and mobile handsets sell for Rs 30/kg more as against the common plastic waste like broken jars and buckets. including India. According to Dr Sandeep Budhiraja. Significantly. Though the Delhi government has made rules on e-waste disposal and claims to book people for illegal recycling and collecting such waste. computers. 6.iimcal. Large scale burning of these materials can cause heavy damage to the lungs. "Toxic metals like mercury.134 assorted computer systems PIV. 5. When e-waste burns in open air. He said that the dealers in this market receive waste material from across the country. can damage heart." he added. Interestingly. skin and eyes. Referring to the recent incident of radiation in Mayapuri. which is present in cathode ray tubes (CRTs).between April and December last year.
(an industrial estate on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border). the only drawback is that the Delhi Government isn't aware of the exact amount of hazardous waste being generated in the city as the last survey taking an account of the waste generated in the city was done in 2007. the import of large numbers of CRT monitors is one of the major causes for concern. hazardous waste is stored by generator units and common effluent treatment plants in their own premises.http://site.ezproxy. cadmium and beryllium besides hazardous chemicals like brominated flame retardants that cause major damage to our health. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at firstname.lastname@example.org." he regretted. they felt. various destinations that prominently include parties from the US. mobile phones and other electronic waste too come under hazardous waste.html?pc=IN&pr. besides the Middle-east and South Asia. Jain said: ?While we welcome the move by the State Government to spread awareness about hazardous waste. Canada.134 assorted computer systems PIV. K. One just needs to visit the numerous lanes off the central part of Bangalore or Mandoli.. Announcements made by the Government should be backed with infrastructure to support it. 2010 Bindu Shajan Perappadan This information was provided by the Government in reply to an RTI question NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government this past week announced that it would install collection bins across the Capital to contain the growing problem of hazardous waste (including e-waste) disposal in the city. Toxic Links. Nearly 40. April 9 24 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . women and even minor boys are seen tearing apart personal computers.in:2048/doc.5 kg of the metal. Electronic hardware contains toxic metals as lead. E-waste Management Campaign Publication: Business Line Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. disturbing the bone growth and heart rate and causing alterations to the genetic structure of the cells.868 assorted CPUs. monitors and other electronic hardware with their bare hands. It may affect the functioning of living cells as these low-frequency emissions are cited as a possible cause of chromosomal changes. adult labourers are paid about barely US$ 2 per day. to gauge the magnanimity of the problem. As part of the Government latest initiative. "CRT monitors make use of leaded glass that contains nearly 2-2. Waste of computers." he added. claimed Sinha. The CRT monitors are obsolete in major parts of the world. The remaining waste is broken down and incinerated in huge cauldrons filled with acids that continuously spew out polluted smoke. being taken over by the LCD and plasma screen monitors. "Men. besides used power supply systems. may just be the tip of an iceberg. A survey conducted by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee in 2007 provided the last information on hazardous waste. sifting through the components. Of these. much of which are getting routed to illegal electronic dumping grounds every month. The recycling of this glass is a major area of concern and has been found to make way to even items of domestic use. associate director. he added. April 10.iimcal.156 assorted mother boards and 2. Also there are no safe sites available for disposal of this waste in the city." The RTI reply also noted that Delhi is yet to develop any hazardous waste disposal site.ac. Other major parts of computers include 2. Referring to the recent incident of radiation in Mayapuri. The radiation of Cobalt-60." pointed out Priti Mahesh. project manager. ?No site' ?There is no information available about how much hazardous waste /garbage has been generated in 2008 and 2009. the experts are keeping their fingers crossed at the upcoming draft proposal on Electronic Waste Handling and Management Rule. Also. found in the shop of a metal scrap dealer. April 12. soldering is done with lead whereby its hazardous fumes are directly inhaled. the fact remains that the Government has no idea about the exact amount of waste generated and nor do we have any safe disposal sites that can cater exclusively to this waste. Delhi has no site that has been developed to dispose this kind of waste." pointed out Satish Sinha. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer.com Not Aware Of Amount Of E-waste Generated: Delhi Government Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd.. The reusable parts are segregated.750 assorted hard disks. Unlike the developed countries.securities. a non-profit organisation. There is no point in collecting this waste and then not knowing what to do with it. there are no set norms for handling of electronic waste. France and Finland. and secondly cheap labour not only makes disposal cost-effective and profitable for local traders but also encourages the developed countries to push electronic wastes to the countries like India. being readied by the MoEF. e-waste. Environmentalist V. 2010 Thiruvananthapuram. Toxic Links. from where it goes to the landfills. Sloppy disposal of e-waste is a huge problem and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit noted that hazardous waste needs to be disposed of systematically and hygienically to reduce damage to the environment. which seems to be the case here. like bangles etc. "It isn't difficult to gauge the increasing magnitude of the electronic-waste problem threatening India. including India. experts pointed out that the area is a known dumping site of e-wastes.000. 3. Meanwhile. 2. as there is no sustainable technology as yet to separate lead from glass. To add to it is also exposure to the electro-magnetic fields while using a CRT monitor. Whatever can't be incinerated is broken down with chisels and hammers and dumped into the nearest sewer or garbage bins. 16 e-waste collection bins and 42 paper recycling machines would be distributed throughout the city.000 tonnes of used electronic equipment find their way into India unnoticed every month. However." noted the RTI reply. This information was provided by the Government in reply to an RTI question. mercury. which have emerged as the so-called "scrap yards".com. And for doing the "dirty work".
a company working in the area of e-waste management and recycling. E-waste Management Campaign Launched Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. now society had come to understand that there was a great possibility of pollution in this sector." he said. But remember that it should not be at the cost of the lives of the poor that you address this issue. ?e-waste in its raw form is not hazardous as such. The Minister said that although. Robert said.com. according to Mr Benoy Viswom. Speaking on ?Significance of e-waste management.securities. this has since been reversed what with pollution potential from this sector looming large through e-wastes.html?pc=IN&pr. the IT industry was perceived as a pollution-free industry. A spokesperson of Artin Dynamics said that as part of the campaign. waste boxes would be kept in front of offices of every company in Technopark to collect used electrical and computer items." Mr. Minister for Forests. ?e-waste management is a serious issue to be taken up by the industries in this sector. said that e-waste today was growing three times faster than other waste.. Inaugurating an e-waste management campaign launched by Artin Dynamics Controls Private Ltd. 2010 25 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . 2010 Staff Reporter THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forest and Housing Minister Benoy Viswom said here on Thursday that the dwelling places of poor people should not be converted into dumping yards of industries. at Technopark. a company working in the area of e-waste management and recycling. April 9. ?The issues of pollution and waste management should appeal to everybody who is concerned about the future of Earth.in:2048/doc. The boxes would later be handed over to Earth Sense for recycling at the end of the week-long campaign." he said.iimcal. waste boxes would be kept in front of offices of every company in Technopark to collect used electrical and computer items.ac. 2010 Staff Reporter THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forest and Housing Minister Benoy Viswom said here on Thursday that the dwelling places of poor people should not be converted into dumping yards of industries. It is when it is recycled that toxic substances seep into the environment. Viswom said that electronics and information technology (IT) industries must take a sensitive approach when dealing with issues of e-waste management. Viswom said that electronics and information technology (IT) industries must take a sensitive approach when dealing with issues of e-waste management. Artin Dynamics has taken up the e-waste management campaign as part of its second anniversary celebrations in association with Earth Sense Recycle Private Ltd. Mr.ezproxy. E-waste awareness campaign in Technopark Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd April 8." John Robert. .Our Bureau E-waste Management A Serious Issue: Viswom Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. He said that the electronics and information technology industries must take a sensitive approach when dealing with issues of e-waste management. So. Industries must desist from converting dwelling places of poor people as their dumping yards." he said.. ?The issues of pollution and waste management should appeal to everybody who is concerned about the future of Earth. Although the IT industry was perceived as a pollution-free industry. April 9. at Technopark. Artin Dynamics has taken up the e-waste management campaign as part of its second anniversary celebrations in association with Earth Sense Recycle Private Ltd. at one time. Mr Viswom said this while inaugurating an e-waste management campaign launched by Artin Dynamics Controls at Technopark here. chief executive officer of Earth Sense. we need to follow strict guidelines and formalities while recycling e-waste. Mr. Inaugurating an e-waste management campaign launched by Artin Dynamics Controls Private Ltd.http://site. A spokesperson of Artin Dynamics said that as part of the campaign.
an IT company in Technopark. told a news conference here on Wednesday. April 6. CEO of Artin Dynamics.involving all other companies in the Technopark as part of its second anniversary." she said. who distributed 16 e-waste collection bins and 42 paper recycling machines. ?It is time to take up systematic disposal of e-waste to ensure elimination of danger to nature. who will pick up the waste regularly and dispose it safely. that the campaign is being organised. nearly 12. A Green Box will be installed in all the companies in Technopark.Ltd. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. Ms. At present. described the move as ?a humble beginning that would help in eliminating the danger of e-waste".ezproxy. Delhi's Green plan for e-waste disposal Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd April 6.iimcal.As part of efforts to tackle the growing menace of electronic waste in Delhi. "Nearly 10 schools and six markets have been chosen in New Delhi area to place the specially designed bins.Artin Dynamics. Palakkad. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. will be collected on a weekly basis and will be sent to Earth Sense Recycle Pvt. The need for creating e-waste disposal facilities was felt because mixing of such waste into garbage results in the e-waste finding its way to landfills and leading to leaking of heavy metals and radio active substances that causes ground water contamination. 42 paper recycling machines distributed NEW DELHI: The Capital would now focus on systematic and hygienic disposal of e-waste to minimise the damage being done by it to the environment. 42 more schools were on Monday distributed paper recycling machines. that one of the serious crisis faced by the country was the unauthorised dumping of over 1. April 8 -. It is in association with the Earth Sense Recycle Pvt. will organise an e-waste awareness campaign EWAC-2010. affecting the environment. 2010 Special Correspondent 16 e-waste collection bins. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at email@example.com Delhi Launches E-waste Disposal Scheme Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd.http://site.. This waste is often burnt producing harmful gases loaded with lead." Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) member secretary AK Ambasht said. watch batteries. The Government has tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers. Minister for Forests Binoy Viswam will inaugurate EWAC-2010 on Thursday.Ltd for reprocessing. She said the Delhi Government has decided to develop a systematic collection mechanism for e-waste. the Delhi Government has installed an e-waste collection bin at the Delhi Secretariat.securities. Ms. colleges and markets like Nehru Place and Ghaffar Market. Dikshit. According to unofficial estimates. The Department of Environment under its scheme for setting up ?Eco-clubs in schools and colleges of Delhi" has sensitised the students and teachers for paper recycling and has got paper recycling machines installed in over 88 schools of Delhi. The e-wastes. One e-waste disposal bin will also be kept at the Delhi Secretariat. April 6 -. The Chief Minister said another common problem being faced by the schools of Delhi is disposal of waste paper.ac. In particular. ordinary batteries and waste CFL bulbs are now required to be collected and disposed of in an environmentally sound way through recyclers authorised by the Central Pollution Control Board and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. When it is dumped in an irresponsible manner. The State Government has already instructed the Government offices to dump their electronic waste strictly with the authorised recyclers and warned that those found violating the direction will face penalty. Under the scheme. The New Delhi Municipal Council would also install such bins at different locations in the area under its jurisdiction. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Monday at a programme organised to launch e-waste disposal at Delhi Secretariat.html?pc=IN&pr. he said. an e-waste recycling company. To begin with. compact discs and batteries are disposed of in a harmful manner. being dumped in the box. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will launch a pilot project on Monday to set up special e-waste disposal bins at various strategic locations including schools and markets. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM. schools. 2010 New Delhi.com 26 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .000 metric tonnes of e-waste is generated in India annually. The bins are made of a special material to prevent thefts even as users dispose of the unwanted electronic gadgets. Dikshit said with more and more people and offices opting for e-appliances non-disposal of e-waste in a proper manner could pose a grave danger.. "We realise the potential threat of e-waste and setting up of disposal bins is a part of steps that need to be taken before the matter gets out of hand as the city gets more tech-savvy. the earth. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express.60 lakh tonnes of e-wastes per year. Since there has been a good response. Nelvin Joseph. An environment-friendly way to tackle the enormous amount of waste paper generated at schools is through paper recycling. due to lack of awareness. So old mobile phones. air and water get contaminated. mercury and cadmium. e-waste collection bins will be installed at all identified places across Delhi from where the authorised recyclers will collect the e-waste for recycling. these bins would be placed in offices. electronic waste such as mobile phones.in:2048/doc.com." he said.
. special e-waste bins to dispose of old batteries. 2010 New Delhi. One e-waste disposal bin will also be kept at the Delhi Secretariat. tenders in 2 months Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba April 5. electronic waste such as mobile phones. compact discs and batteries are disposed of in a harmful manner. the MMRDA had asked the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to be the chief facilitator to implement the project for 25 years while the MMRDA would continue as a nodal agency. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched a project under which special e-waste disposal bins will be set up across the city including in schools and markets.com Now." she said speaking on the occasion. e-waste like mobile phones. "Another common problem being faced by the schools of Delhi is the disposal of waste paper. India : E-waste disposal bins distributed in Delhi Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba April 6. said M R Shah. Speaking at the launch programme.iimcal. At present." he said. Dikshit said: "With more and more people opting for electronic appliances. the MIDC will have to identify a four-acre plot in the MIDCs in MMR. MMRDA. Earlier. who will pick up the waste regularly and dispose it safely. This kind of waste needs to be disposed systematically and hygienically to minimise the damage on the environment". affecting the environment The bins are made of a special material to prevent thefts even as users dispose of the unwanted electronic gadgets. it did not materialise.http://site. According to unofficial estimates. She also said that 42 paper recycling machines will be set up in different schools.000 tonne in 2007. April 5 -. the MMRDA is yet to locate a four-acre plot in the region for the unit. 16 e-waste collection bins and 42 paper recycling machines were distributed in the Delhi Secretariat. "Nearly 10 schools and six markets have been chosen in New Delhi area to place the specially designed bins.ac. the PPP expert on the bids. e-waste collection bins will be installed at all identified places across Delhi from where the authorized recyclers shall collect the e-waste for recycling. If the location is not suitable we have other options as well.." Dikshit said.ezproxy. mercury and cadmium. This waste is often burnt producing harmful gases loaded with lead. Parimal Rai and 10 other similar letters to eco clubs of various schools. The proposed plant would have a comprehensive process to collect.html?pc=IN&pr. However. Describing the initiative as "a humble beginning". a strong votary of eco-friendly measures.000 tonne by 2015. 2010 New Delhi.com. However. as well as sending letters to eco-clubs in different schools to spread awareness. "To address this.As part of efforts to tackle the growing menace of electronic waste in Delhi. We hope we can invite tenders for the processing unit in two months. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. 5 -. 2010 In first such major initiative to address the problem of electronic wastes.000 metric tonnes of e-waste is generated in India annually. "In order to address the problem." she added. transport and recover precious metal from e-waste and its safe treatment to ensure no environmental degradation. Sheila Dikshit launches e-waste disposal system Publication: Indo Asian News Service Provider: HT Media Ltd April 5. said Shah. principal advisor. "We realise the potential threat of e-waste and setting up of disposal bins is a part of steps that need to be taken before the matter gets out of hand as the city gets more tech-savvy. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service. said it was high time the city takes the challenge of e-waste seriously. Dikshit.Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday launched an e-waste disposal system by distributing e-waste bins which will be installed in various places across the capital. 2010 The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will float tenders in two months to set up a dedicated electronic waste processing unit in the metropolitan region. Dikshit said serious efforts are needed to deal with the problem of ever increasing electronic wastes like old computers. The State Government has already instructed the Government offices to dump their electronic waste strictly with the authorised recyclers and warned that those found violating the direction will face penalty. Due to lack of proper proper disposal." Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) member secretary AK Ambasht said. the danger of non-disposal of e-waste is becoming huge. Dikshit also gave a letter on distribution of six e-waste collection bins to the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) chairman. We will approach the Maharashtra Urban Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (MUIDCL) for the bid process management along with Ajay Saxena.securities. The Chief Minister also distributed 16 such e-waste bins to NDMC and some schools. batteries and CFL bulbs find way to landfills where leaching of heavy metals and radio active substances causes ground water contamination.in:2048/doc. It was 20. solid waste management cell. we have decided to develop a systematic mechanism to collect e-wastes. Eco-clubs in over 88 schools and colleges of Delhi have sensitised students and teachers about paper recycling and have got paper recycling machines. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. As part of the initiative thus. A study by the MPCB has highlighted an alarming projection of e-waste generation in the MMR and estimates that the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) would be over 50. The MIDC will identify plots in MMR and in the coming weeks will analyse if the location is suitable. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will launch a pilot project on Monday to set up special e-waste disposal bins at various strategic locations including schools and markets. April. The Government has tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers. Ten bins will be installed in the schools and six will be put up in public areas under the municipal agency. nearly 12.com India : No plot yet for e-waste plant. due to lack of awareness. phones Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd April 5. refrigerators and mobile phones. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. As per the offer. 27 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . TVs.
phones Publication: Deccan Herald Provider: The Printers (Mysore) Limited April 4. Such wastes pose serious challenge to the environment as generally they are burnt which produce harmful gases loaded with lead. The government has identified 10 schools and six market places in New Delhi area. nearly 12. which is famous for electronic shops. including mobile phones.in:2048/doc. thus posing serious challenge to the environment. At present." he said. (PTI): Sunday.com. but also to generate employment to the rural poor. The bins are made of a special material to prevent thefts even as users dispose off the unwanted electronic gadgets in them. electronic waste such as mobile phones. mercury and cadmium. will also get one such e-waste bin as part of the drive to encourage people to dispose off their electronic waste in place of indiscriminate dumping. compact discs. “People are disposing off their electronic waste indiscriminately. For the purpose of recycling. 2010 Age Correspondent New Delhi April 4: In the run up to the Commonwealth Games this year. The Union Minister for Finance Pranab Mukherjee honoured Parthsarathy by presenting him a memento. 2010 --> P Parthsarathy. which will also cover schools. batteries. computers and its accessories. mercury and cadmium.http://site.000 metric tonnes of e-waste is generated in India annually. This waste is often burnt producing harmful gases loaded with lead. added the official. the city government has tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers who will pick up the waste regularly and dispose off them safely as per the norms. DH News Service City govt plans e-waste bins Publication: Asian Age Provider: Asian Age Holdings Ltd. compact discs and batteries are disposed of in a harmful manner threatening the environment The bins are made of a special material to prevent thefts even as users dispose of the unwanted electronic gadgets.” stated the official. SIDBI has supported the recycling facility. Parthasarathy is the Managing Director. The Players’ Building. due to lack of awareness.html?pc=IN&pr. Delhi Government has tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers who will pick up the waste regularly and dispose it safely. DH News Service: Sunday. was honoured recently during the 20th Foundation Day of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in New Delhi. "Nearly 10 schools and six markets have been chosen in New Delhi area to place the specially designed bins. The state government has already instructed government offices to dump their electronic waste strictly with the authorised recyclers and warned that those found violating the direction will face penalty.iimcal. Pvt Ltd at Dobaspet in Bangalore. Now special e-waste bins to dispose of old batteries. He introduced the indigenous process for the first time in India which has not only helped conservation of natural resources like mineral wealth.ac. the Delhi government will launch a pilot project to set up e-waste disposal bins at various locations to curb the growing menace of electronic waste in the city. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will launch a pilot project tomorrow to set up special e-waste disposal bins at various strategic locations including schools and markets. 2010 /td> New Delhi. water. According to unofficial estimates. The recognition is conferred on Parthasarathy for the best innovative method of conserving natural resources and generating employment to the rural poor. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit will inaugurate this pilot project on Monday. which would later be recycled. Precious e-waste Publication: DQ Week 28 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . e-waste recycler of Bangalore. 2010 --> As part of efforts to tackle the growing menace of electronic waste in Delhi. April 04. April 5.. energy. April 04. Award for e-waste recycler Publication: Deccan Herald Provider: The Printers (Mysore) Limited April 5. which is the headquarters of the Delhi government. One e-waste disposal bin will also be kept at the Delhi secretariat. e-Parisaraa. For the last five years.securities. recyclable glass and plastics. The e-waste disposal bins will be placed at markets including Nehru Place. e-waste recycled at e-Parisaraa has recovered metals including precious metals.ezproxy." Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) member secretary AK Ambhast said. "We realise the potential threat of e-waste and setting up disposal bins is part of steps that need to be taken before the matter gets out of hand as the city gets more tech-savvy. which also happens to be the chief minister’s Assembly constituency.. Senior pollution control board officials stated that the threat of e-waste has become real given that Delhi is fast catching up in the use of electronic items. Apr 4. especially women. 2010 /td> Bangalore: Apr 4.
The more precious the metal. These metals are important for meeting our energy needs. "Producers should be rule-bound to take back their products after the life of the product is over and to get it recycled/disposed in an environmentally safe manner without health risks. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer.00. Proper recovery guidelines need to be included in the e-waste policies." said Widmer. Without availability of metals.ac. According to Widmer.000 tonnes by 2012 from 1. you cannot implement technology. it stated and cited a survey that has estimated the wastes to be around 8. "Economy depends a lot on the recovery of metals. but the real use of tellurium is in making PV cells.securities. but pointed out that the policies of the government on e-waste guidelines e-waste lack proper instructions to recover these metals. Tellurium. but e-waste policies lack teeth Precious metals on the earth are getting exhausted. We cannot afford to lose these materials and should focus on their recovery. Gallium is being used to make LEDs." said Widmer. Vinnie Mehta said that the draft legislation contains very broad points on e-waste.The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the country are on the verge of becoming dumping sites for e-waste. In another decade or so we will be touching the peak extraction level of precious metals. Recovery of metals depends on the quality of waste that comes to the recycler. computers and mobile phones.46. March 22 -.html?pc=IN&pr. all these metals after reaching their peak extraction in the next five to ten years will still be available but at very high prices. Rapid increase in electrical and electronic product consumption is leading to higher generation of e-waste in the country." Prasoon Srivastava Courtesy: CIOL SEZs turning into e-waste dumps Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd March 22. Widmer stressed that India should include proper guidelines for recovery of rare metals which no one has done so far. laser lights and other semiconductors. "Lack of stringent regulations and awareness makes dumping a preferred destination for e-waste. 2010 New Delhi. Project Manager Laboratory for Technology and Society EMPA Other rare metals like gallium and indium are also being used to make products related to information and communication technology. "The big hype about cheap solar cells has to do with the new composition of metals that can make thin film photo-voltaic cells.ezproxy. Around 20 percent of gold. gallium and tellurium are used for making ICT and electronics products. and soon there will be no metals left to help in the innovation primarily for the development of green technology equipments. Project Manager.iimcal. They can also have a centralised facility for the purpose." it noted even as it asked the Government to encourage a 'buy-back policy' by making producers of the electronics/ electrical equipments responsible for their products once their life ends. He pointed out that environmentalists talk about using energy from the sun as an alternative to fossil fuel. Indium is being used to make flat screens for televisions. You can observe that ICT is linked to metals. Provider: Cyber Media India Ltd. It is being used in semiconductors. Government of India in mid-December announced to come up with a draft legislation on e-waste.com 29 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . we are only aware of the draft legislation.com." it suggested. When MAIT—one of the key industry bodies in formulating the draft of e-waste legislation—was asked. the more will be its value for the recycler. "Recovery targets are not part of the legislation. At present." the committee constituted by the Environment Ministry said in its report on how to manage various types of waste in the country. Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules to bring SEZ areas under its ambit." said Widmer. and extraction of precious metals is getting exhausted. "Day-by-day mines are getting deeper. Mines are getting deeper. then we will work on the guidelines with the government to make it more clear and broad for the industry. Mehta says. Precious metals could soon vanish in the absence of proper He added that there is technology available to recover these metals. "Amendments should be made in the Hazardous Waste (Management.in:2048/doc. It will come in the guidelines on a time-to-time basis." said Widmer.http://site.000 tonnes in 2005. "Today gold is of high price because it is said that gold reached its peak extraction time some ten years ago. EMPA. Total production of tellurium is 150 pounds per year." said Rolf Widmer. It has thus recommended the Government to bring them under the legal ambit in order to prevent such dumping. "These metals should be used to make PV cells to make them less expensive and more efficient. and extraction of precious metals is getting exhausted Rolf Widmer. a rare metal that can absorb light much better than any other silicon material being currently used to make PV cells. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The panel consisting of Ministry officials and NGO representatives advocated the need for strengthening the legislative framework and called for introducing specific rules/law governing the reuse and recycle as well as final disposal of e-waste. Once the legislation is formed and we are able to see the shape of this legislation. and some of them are scarce. March 28. a Government panel has maintained. its executive director. 2010 Technology is available to recover precious metals. Laboratory for Technology and Society.. 10-50 percent of indium.. but there is a need to have metals that can be used to make solar cells at a reasonable price.
in:2048/doc. who didn't wish to be identified. second only to China. the problem could become a major health risk. and it is growing by the hour. music devices. 2010 New Delhi.2 million tonnes of hazardous waste annually. Annually 6. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service.000 hazardous waste industries. and it is growing by the hour. At present." Ramesh told reporters here. at the end of March. By 2012. Western countries are adding to this mound. says the report. printers. without health risks.http://site. The report talks of 36. distributors and consumers of electrical or electronic equipments to get the e-waste recycled till the end of the products life. Government to set up e-waste treatment facilities: Ramesh Publication: Indo Asian News Service Provider: HT Media Ltd March 20. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Friday cleared Rs. "Producers should be bound to take back their products after the life of the product is over and to get it recycled/disposed in.html?pc=IN&pr. Environment Ministry sources say the Ministry. The Government is very serious on the issue and has prepared a set of regulations as per which consumer durable producers. these e-waste mountains would have serious consequences for the environment and 30 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . "As sales of electronic products in India. toys.. 2010 NationalGeneral NewsWhat a dump. distributors and consumers will have to follow a certain set of regulations and path before disposing off their old products.com India 2012. March. Almost 40 per cent of the municipal and plastic waste generated in India is not collected. and half of the organic waste goes untreated. which include those manufacturing chemicals and plastic. China and other developing countries are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years. By 2012. The e-waste products includes . And then there is the growing problem of electronic waste.What a dump.3.1 mt goes untreated. which can be a discarded refrigerator or end-of-life cellphone or a laptop.. "Unless the city administrations get serious about waste management.iimcal.India is growing fast and so its e-waste.5 billion project to clean up hazardous waste/municipal solid waste dump sites in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal on pilot basis.old and dilapidated desk and laptop computers.2 mt of the waste is generated and 2. "It is for the first time we are including e-waste recycling facilities as part of hazardous waste management programme for 140 highly contaminated sites in the country. it will be open to suggestions and comments after which the Ministry will compile the final draft and propose to make it a law.5 million tonnes is recyclable. most cities don't have a system to collect and dispose of discarded gadgets. mobile phones. posing serious consequences for the environment. said. Most cities do not have adequate infrastructure to manage the growing household and plastic rubbish. India will generate over 800.ac. 20 -. March 18 -. of which roughly 3. An E-waste Bin Publication: Hindustan Times Provider: HT Media Ltd March 19.ezproxy. HT Media LTD Strict Government regulations on e-waste soon Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd March 18. it's the economic growth that poses the biggest challenge .Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said the government will establish e-waste treatment facilities in the country. "There are only 110 facilities in the country for treating hardly 50 per cent of the organic waste generated. pagers. Mumbai tops the e-waste chart followed by Delhi.com. digital photo. India will generate the most e-waste in the world. Once the draft goes online. television sets etc. The estimate is not known as the ministry believes much of the e-waste is brought in illegally. Even though disposing e-waste is defined under Hazardous Waste Management Rules in 2008. But." an official.managing e-waste. March 19 -. 2010 New Delhi. Poor management of the industry-generated hazardous waste is another worry. Ramesh said India generates around 6. New Delhi. even though there are technologies available for treatment and reuse. Indiscriminate disposal has left many places environmentally degraded. will put online certain set of regulations allocating responsibility to all the producers." says the environment ministry's report on Road Map on Management of Waste in India A committee of the ministry has sought a law for waste-management with punitive action against defaulters.000 million tonne (mt) of e-waste every year." says the report released on Thursday.securities. NGOs such as Toxic Link have raised health concern over US and Europe dumping e-waste in India. refrigerators. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The report call for higher penalty for those failing to properly dispose of municipal garbage.
com. where the department would install e-waste bins. This is a pioneering effort that has been made by the government and students for making the city eco friendly and a great place to live in. Disposing off e-waste in a proper way has become the need of the hour and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to place bins and build e-waste collection centers across the city for collecting e-waste. According to the draft.ac. mercury and cadmium. Concerned about the increasing amount of e-waste (electronic waste) being generated in the capital and being disposed off in most harmful manner. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. New Delhi.Discarding your old electronic items like mobile phones. have become tech savvy and that they cannot do without cell phones. The Ministerial draft underlines strict duties for the consumer durable companies and makes it a principle of 'Individual Producer Responsibility' (IPR) for the producer of electrical or electronic equipment who shall be responsible for its own branded product. soon it will be disposed off in an eco... it is a pilot project that aims at creating awareness among people. to get bins for e-waste disposal Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba March 12. Even students of various universities and schools across the country have also placed bins in their schools and college premises for throwing e-waste. According to the reports. electronically to the Member Secretary. the ministerial draft also chalks down the measures and means for the producers for the recycle e-waste. One bin will also be kept at the Delhi secretariat. The companies will also have to provide with a specific serial number or individual identification code for tracking their product. public health. Discard Your Old Phone.securities. however. the drafts talks of authorising dealers of electrical and electronic equipments to collect used electrical and electronic equipments. March 11 -. laptops and other electronic gadgets then dump it in the e-waste bins or sell it off to a scrap dealer.where the producer of electrical or electronic equipments shall be responsible for the recycle of e-waste generated from the 'end of life' of their products and ensure that such e-wastes are handled without any adverse effects to human health and the environment.friendly manner. the concerns are raging high and India is expected to act fast on the issue. Taking such strict initiatives to protect the environment from e-waste. This waste is often burnt producing harmful gases loaded with lead. The environment and forests ministry and the Central Pollution Control Board have also given approval for placing bins across the city and has tied up with several recycling companies all over the country. 10 schools and six markets have been chosen in New Delhi area. and organise a system to meet the costs involved in the management of e-waste generated from the 'end of life' of its own products through a transparent financing system. With the economy growing at faster rates and technology getting upgraded every single minute.ezproxy. I-pods. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The NDMC will soon start identifying places for setting up collection centers where people will be able to leave electronic items for recycling. 2010 DELHI PRODUCES hundreds of tonnes of electronic waste per year and has no sound infrastructure for its effective management. The producer shall also be responsible to finance. But now this is perhaps going to change as the city has has decided to go green and will become more eco. the Delhi government has decided to install e-waste bins at some strategic locations in Delhi. there will be bins for e-waste across the city. the producers will have to submit an application for authorisation. For all this. organising an effective take back system for all used electrical and electronic equipments which are no longer fit for its intended use. remote controls and compact discs just became easier. The project is likely to take off later this month. nearly 11. Now you can dump the unutilized e-waste without harming the environment. said installation of e-waste bins was just a beginning and hoped to take the initiative to more areas in Delhi. It is important to note that electronic waste is highly toxic in nature and requires appropriate technology for its sound management. posters or by any other means. "We have tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers who will pick up these waste bins regularly and dispose it safely. getting the products recycled will be an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). They said most people don't know that e-waste should not be disposed with the normal kitchen waste. Officials say. A recent UN report has labelled India as the second biggest e-waste contributor in Asia. information booklets accompanying the equipment. They even bring e-waste from their respective houses and later sell it off to recycling companies that reprocess it in eco friendly way. So if you do not know what to do with your old unused walkmans. The producer company will also have to provide facilities to set up e-waste collection centers either individually or collectively and regularly meet the targets as per the set guidelines. Khan Market. remote controls and compact discs just became easier. especially youngsters. According to Delhi environment secretary Dharmendra (who goes by his first name). The draft also talks in details for the exporters and importers of the electrical items and would not let dump any such waste in the country. There is no doubt in saying that people. computers. Sarojini Nagar Market and Connaught Place are some of the areas where the e-waste bins will be kept. Now. Remote In Special E-waste Bins Publication: Hindustan Times Provider: HT Media Ltd March 12. computers.000 metric tonnes e-waste is generated in India annually. The department has also 31 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . laptops. 2010 NationalGeneral NewsDiscarding your old electronic items like mobile phones.com India : : Delhi gets eco-friendly. the heart of the capital. According to unofficial estimates.http://site.in:2048/doc. its own branded historical waste from the date these rules come into force." Dharmendra said. The Ministry is also asking the producers to take the onus of creating awareness through publications.friendly. State Pollution Control Board or Committee of UT as the case may be and in accordance with the procedures prescribed under the rules. Dharmendra.html?pc=IN&pr. Also roping in dealers and distributors.iimcal." said a report from UN Environment Programme recently. and other electronic gizmos and gadgets and they keep on changing their devices every few months. universities and colleges for collecting E-waste will prove extremely worthy and beneficial. The drafts picks up the need to mandatory recycle any waste generated during the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment. So placing bins all over the city and especially in schools. advertisements.
based in Canada. if appropriate action is not taken immediately.. and Brazil. Orathanadu. the bins would be cleared every fortnight but officials added that frequency could be increased if required. and said they could face disaster in future.perfection in dismantling and efficiency in recycling of the components. South Africa.ezproxy. Indonesian port officials seized potentially hazardous e-waste shipments due to a tip from BAN. The e-waste products included old and 32 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . The report finds that over the next decade there will be a significant increase in e-waste created by and sent to developing countries. Delivering complete transparency in the recycling chain. Arun Senthil Ram. Ram Ramachandran. the recycler has recycled 30 million pounds of electronic waste in the province of Alberta. where e-waste poses serious threat to the environment and ecology. Managing Director. Vice-Chancellor of the University.. Recycling From E-Waste To Resources (PDF). Pointing out that e-waste management would form part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). However. recyclers such as CloudBlue and Recycle-Logic. The report listed 11 developing countries. reports that its recycling rates continue to climb.html?pc=IN&pr. 2010 The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned India and China over the e-waste management. a specific product-making company should be assigned the responsibility of dismantling it after the product became outdated. Mexico. Commissioner. is expanding its services to help companies mitigate environmental and data security risks associated with IT equipment disposal. Mr. it could be tackled through assistance from the manufacturing industry.securities. In North America." a senior environment officer said. shortlisted some private and government schools in the New Delhi area where the bins will be kept. At the end of February. China. India. M. at the university here on Thursday. The university possessed a large number of computers with outdated programmes. Morocco. recyclers in North America continue to beef up their services and grow their recycling rates. TES-AMM. Although it wanted to donate these outdated computers to schools. Electronic goods losing their charm within a short period of time was one of the major challenges of e-waste management. developing countries can prevent environmental damage as well as recover valuable resources such as metals. with global rates around 40 million tons per year. "Bins will be kept in schools to spread awareness among students who will carry the message home to their parents. Kannan explained the steps being taken by the Customs and Central Excise Department in avoiding any illegal dumping of e-wastes in our country. Colombia.3 to 9. indicates that current e-waste in the European Union amounts to 8. CloudBlue ensures that no hazardous electronic waste enters the waste stream in developing countries. By properly handling e-waste. Toxics Link. As an example. Peru. alone. CloudBlue Technologies. China and other developing countries are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years. The 120-page report. the e-waste management company provides customers with audit reports that details how each asset was recycled or resold. The report segments the recycling chain into three steps collection. HT Media LTD India : Room for Improvement in e-Waste Recycling Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba March 6. 2010 Staff Reporter TIRUCHI: A co-ordinated effort by manufacturers. were among those who spoke. Ga. reports GEEP Michigan. Regional Program Head. rising 500 percent in India and increasing between 200 to 400 percent in South Africa and China. India : UN warns India. as an e-Stewards recycler certified by the Basel Action Network (BAN). Ponnavaikko. G. he said. Kannan said that the manufacturing industry should ensure a buy-back arrangement for outdated e-goods.ac. Coordinated Efforts Help In E-waste Management Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Uganda.. Senegal. Kannan. Customs and Central Excise.com. there were no takers. "As sales of electronic products in India. said that countries such as California adopted strict rules and regulations for checking the electrical and electronics waste. according to a report from The United Nations Environment Programme. This week.1 million tons annually. said S. In addition. adoption of improved dismantling and re-cycling techniques and above all strict enforcement of legal provisions will go a long way in ensuring efficient e-waste management. Principal (in-charge) of the college spoke on the objective of the seminar. sorting/dismantling and preprocessing (including sorting.http://site. Recycle-Logic. who inaugurated the seminar. March 5. Kannan said that more efficient steps should be taken for e-waste management. Initially. Mr. Speaking at a regional conference on ?e-waste management' organised by the Department of Social Work of Bharathidasan University College (Women). Premakumari Marshal. Chennai.in:2048/doc. For instance. The report also evaluates the potential introduction of new recycling technologies into 11 developing countries including Kenya. these e-waste mountains would have serious consequences for the environment and public health . Despite these numbers. based in Alpharetta. China over e-waste Management Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba February 28.iimcal. Mr. This would result in twin advantages . continue to do their part through product service expansions and increased recycling rates. said a UNEP Report. dismantling and mechanical treatment) and end processing and provides recommendations for all three areas. 2010 The rising sales of consumer electronics in developing countries will have dire consequences on their environment and public health.
56.Standing by heaps of desktop computers. India now has e-waste of over 100. Silver Medal . and between 200 and 400 percent in South Africa and China by 2020. printers. he's been flooded with calls from apartment complexes to collect e-waste. refrigerators. combined with national and international policies. Mexico and others may face rising environmental damage and health problems if e-waste recycling is left to the vagaries of the informal sector. Umicore and the United Nations University (UNU). chipsets . According to the UNEP report. Brazil. 2010 Bali. They are wavy to represent the waves of the ocean and mountain snow drifts. and some both * Carbon dioxide emissions from the mining and production of copper and precious and rare metals used in electrical and electronic equipment are estimated at over 23 million tonnes * Globally.300 tonnes from personal computers. Ash Recyclers. digital photo and music devices. UN tells India Publication: Indo Asian News Service Provider: HT Media Ltd February 24. Most e-waste in India is incinerated by backyard recyclers to recover valuable metals like gold -. to start recycling plants in India. said a report released here during UNEP's governing council meeting. By 2020.securities.iimcal.000 tonnes from TVs.000 tonnes a year from refrigerators. up from 896 million in 2006 The report suggests critical e-scrap like circuit boards or batteries be sent to certified end-processors from poor countries that lacked the ability to process them. 24 -. the report said. 4.ezproxy.practices that release steady plumes of far-reaching toxic pollution and yield very low metal recovery rates compared to state-of-the-art industrial facilities. toys and television sets.India. and with the disposal of old devices. 275. China and other developing countries face "the spectre of hazardous e-waste mountains" unless they step up action to collect and recycle e-waste. 13 percent of the palladium and 15 percent of cobalt * Modern electronics contain up to 60 different elements -.printed circuit boards.1. recycled household appliances. dilapidated desk and laptop computers. It further added the e-waste from mobiles by that time will reach 18 times higher than 2007 level. these "e-waste mountains" would have "serious consequences for the environment and public health".000. can't accommodate in his threestoreyed recycling facility in central Bangalore. silver and copper recovered from e-waste. The medals are also the first non-flat medals..700 tonnes from printers and 1. By that same year in India. e-waste from discarded mobile phones will be about 18 times higher than 2007 levels and. 22 -. though. 56.in:2048/doc. the metal supplier. while it will be 7 times higher in China. Since 1981.com Act now. UNEP Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner said: "India. Of late. Bronze Medal . Feb. The report. toys and television sets. Electronic waste from old computers will jump 500 percent in India. creating new businesses with decent green jobs. China and other developing countries are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years. and. But his hopes hinge on a government 33 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . electronics and cables and recovered metals from computer parts and circuit boards through smelting. random access memory) for Rs32. "This report outlines smart new technologies and mechanisms which. when he began recycling some of India's earliest television sets and computers.. refrigerators.' Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service.000 tonnes from TVs. the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned. which he. As sales of electronic products in India.700 tonnes from printers and 1. 275.000 tonnes from refrigerators. selling an EDO RAM (extended data output. Hussain has gathered experience but his small company. 4. used data from 11 developing countries to estimate current and future e-waste generation .ac. 2010 Washington. part of the global think tank StEP (Solving the E-waste Problem).many valuable. hard disk drives. or you'll have e-waste mountain. more than a billion mobile phones were sold in 2007. 2010 Vancouver Olympic medals made from e-waste Publication: Asia News International Provider: HT Media Ltd February 25.700 tonnes from mobile phones Electronic waste from old computers will jump 500 percent in India. According to a report in Discovery News. the report predicts. Feb. 'Recycling . The report estimates e-waste generation in India now at over 100. many of which display their electronic innards . seven times higher. printers. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. mobile phones. in China. 25 -. Feb.700 tonnes from mobile phones.com By 2020 India's e-waste from old computers will jump 500% Publication: Mint News Provider: HT Media Ltd February 23.11 percent copper. hasn't moved beyond handling 2-3 tonnes of e-waste every month. 2010 Bangalore. UNU Rector and UN Under-Secretary General Konrad Osterwalder said: 'The challenge of dealing with e-waste represents an important step in the transition to a green economy.which includes old and dilapidated desk and laptop computers. Teck Resources. digital photo and music devices. Syed Hussain proudly narrates his journey from a scrap dealer to an electronic waste recycler.52 percent recovered gold.300 tonnes from personal computers. The report says: * Global e-waste generation is growing by about 40 million tons a year * Manufacturing mobile phones and personal computers consumes three percent of the gold and silver mined worldwide each year. In the process.com.http://site.better than their international brand names. The report's authors praised a pilot project in Bangalore to transform the operations of informal e-waste collection and management. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. he shows off a few business proposals.1. including those from E-Mine of Japan and Umicore Precious Metal Refining of Belgium.Reports indicate that the winners at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics would be adorning medals that contain gold. can transform waste into assets. and between 200 and 400 percent in South Africa and China by 2020. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Asian News International. The 2010 Olympic medals are the largest and heaviest medals to date with e-waste material making up the following percentages in each one: Gold Medal .html?pc=IN&pr. countries can help cut pollution linked with mining and manufacturing.5 to 2 times higher in China and India while in India e-waste from discarded refrigerators will double or triple. some hazardous.0." The report was co-authored by the Swiss EMPA. regrettably.from E-Waste to Resources'. As he gives a tour of his garage-looking unit. e-waste from televisions will be 1. pagers.122 percent recovered silver. mobile phones. pagers.
co-authored by EMPA of Switzerland. refrigerators and other appliances -. Toxins are emitted when it is improperly burned by scavengers looking for valuable components. specialty materials group Umicore and the United Nations University. To that effect. "lack of a dedicated e-waste legislation and high level of corruption in law enforcement" are effective barriers to the transfer of e-waste technology in India. according to a new UN report released in Bali. 34 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .. In the absence of an e-waste policy. The report. e-waste from computers would grow by up to 400 percent from 2007 levels in China and South Africa.ac. Indonesia. which as part of its corporate social responsibility. India's e-waste from old computers will jump 500% from 2007 levels. However.." said P. While a linear growth is predicted in the sales of television and refrigerators. Brazil. from poorer countries to OECD-level countries better equipped to dispose of them properly. a period during which China is estimated to see a seven-fold rise in the electronic waste from mobile phones.html?pc=IN&pr. study released on Monday said. said that the United States is the biggest producer of e-waste. with less than 1% of toxic waste emanating.G.securities. The report. will not only harm the Hussains of the recycling business but will pose a serious threat to public health and environment in this decade. says the report. Parthasarthy. formal and regulated processes for collecting and managing e-waste via the setting up of large. neither the producers nor the users are bound by any regulation or responsibility. is to show that primitive practices are prevalent in many countries. A lack of government policy on e-waste. India's first eco-friendly recycler. Indonesia (Reuters) Monday.com E-waste in India to grow 500 per cent by 2020: report Publication: Deccan Herald Provider: The Printers (Mysore) Limited February 22.com. televisions. his 10-ton-a-day plant in Dobaspet near Bangalore operates at merely 30% capacity. he says. executive director of UNEP. For KG Nandini Enterprises. Commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep).grows globally by 40 million tonnes a year.from E-Waste to Resources. and the space crunch isn't helping. but it will take at least a year to come into effect. Mexico and others may also face rising environmental damage and health problems if e-waste recycling is left to the vagaries of the informal sector.N. E-waste -. Umicore and United Nations University (UNU). says Ruediger Kuehr of the UNU. the report notes that the formal e-waste sector in India operates as a downstream partner and "is not able to establish itself as a competitor". while in India it would be about 18 times higher. used data from 11 representative developing countries to estimate current and future e-waste generation.in:2048/doc. whereas South Africa and China will witness a 200-400% rise in computer-related waste. a U.happen in the same manner that you bargain for potatoes and cauliflower. the recycling company e-WaRDD has written to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for Consent of Establishment and Consent of of Operation and is undergoing transformation from the informal to the formal sector . such as circuit boards and batteries. 2010 /td> NUSA DUA." says general manager M. "We have data to show that 99% of electronic waste is effectively recyclable in India. unmindful of his crude analogy." said Achim Steiner. Adopting innovative end-processing technologies will significantly increase metals and material recovery. which produces around 2. a one-year-old recycler in Bangalore.http://site. growing by a factor of 2 and 3 respectively. the bulk of which goes to the informal sector.3 million tonnes domestically and is where a lot of the developed world's e-waste is sent. Indonesian environment minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said in a speech on Monday that Indonesia was vulnerable to illegal trafficking in hazardous waste. "This report gives new urgency to establishing ambitious. "China is not alone in facing a serious challenge. laptop batteries. EMPA is the research institute for material science and technology of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.ezproxy. ILLEGAL SHIPMENTS The study predicted that mobile phone waste in China would be about seven times higher than 2007 levels by 2020. "We invested Rs 8 crore. Published by HT Syndication with permission from MINT. February 22." says Hussain. the informal sector's purchase of the material at higher prices is forcing his 12 ton-a-day plant to operate at one-tenth of its capacity. efficient facilities in China. on Monday. Ash reuses and recycles 99% of the e-waste it collects. which is stuck in red tape. with no definition of roles and responsibilities for stakeholders. the report is prepared by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Testing and Research. such as copper and gold. approval of a 10-acre plot in Mulbagal taluk. RAMs. founder of E-Parisara. and as a model. says Parthasarthy. The objective of the report. Sreenivas. with computer waste in India alone to grow by 500 per cent from 2007 levels by 2020." said Parthasarthy. EMPA said. got state and central government licenses but we can't source material for recycling. said Unep programme officer Guido Sonneman on the phone. By 2020. The report advocated transporting some e-waste. 2010 --> Waste from discarded electronics will rise dramatically in the developing world within a decade.iimcal. says Parthasarthy. Indeed. India. CRTs (cathode ray tubes) to LCDs (liquid crystal displays) and these changes will have a bearing on recycling technology and the secondary market. creating around 3 million tonnes a year.a term describing electronics including phones. Earlier he shipped the toxic waste to Belgium for smelting but obtaining an export license for this has become impossible lately so he has to store it. A report released in Bali on Monday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) predicted that by 2020." he said in the report. Recycling . A draft e-waste policy is in the making. "It's like a vegetable market: haggling for hard drives. will help upgrade the informal sector with new processing technologies. Close behind is China. says the report. there are ways to increase its efficiency and ensure that the final steps of recycling are not done in the backyard.the first such event in the country. which are not resource efficient. UN experts say weight and material composition will change in the coming years as the world moves from desktops to laptops. If there's a large informal sector. "E-Parisara is tying up with a European company. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The rapidly growing mobile telephony in India will take its toll by 2020 when e-waste from discarded phones will grow 18 times from 2007 levels. But five years after setting up. which are sent to landfills. printers.
manager recycling.com. here on February 19.Government organisations have been invited in this workshop.com Australian Mobile Phone Hoarders Create E-waste Glut: Un Report Publication: Asia Pulse Provider: Asia Pulse Pty Ltd February 16.com. Feb. It was old junk that people wanted to get rid of because everyone wants flat-screens now.S. MANIT. there are only 11 registered e-waste recyclers in India. countries can help cut pollution linked with mining and manufacturing. Choice is also calling on phone giants Apple. e-waste represented a business opportunity. said Indonesian authorities recently discovered a shipment of nine 40-foot shipping containers of e-waste that had been sent from the U. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The workshop is aimed at increasing awareness over the e-waste. broken and unused phones are being hoarded in homes and offices. basically.2 million aluminium cans. Feb 16 Asia Pulse . to follow suit. said Konrad Osterwalder. Bhopal. Delhi.giving a stamp of approval to a new energy-efficient one-size-fits-all mobile telephone charger. reveals Australians are hoarding old mobile phones up to 12 years old. batteries and accessories is growing. including Additional Director of Central Pollution Control Board VP Shukla. "MobileMuster has trouble recycling the cords as well and they do create a lot of e-waste as well. NIC. which includes the concerned officers of the MPPCB's regional offices.iimcal.000 plastic fence posts. though.the United Nations recognised it as a worldwide problem last october . combined with national and international policies. Many eminent specialist of e-waste management are participating in this workshop. RRL. IIFM.000 tones by the year 2012." 35 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . and National Museum of Mankind along with other dignitaries from several sectors. Maharashtra. creating new businesses with decent green jobs.. of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA). the potential environmental impact of old handsets. change their minds. released by recycling program MobileMuster and eBay. "If the 14 to 16 million units stashed around the country were recycled. "Australians understand that throwing mobiles into landfill can be harmful to the environment. computer monitors. by the Union Ministry of Environment. some 14 to 16 million old. keeping this in mind this workshop is being organised. who will throw light on e-waste in the Indian context. "They were full of hand-stacked cathode ray tubes. "In the process. And it's not just Aussies who are guilty .http://site. while also reducing the energy consumed while charging.-based NGO Basel Action Network. 160. a new report says.46. released on Tuesday.00. He said Indonesian authorities sent the shipment back.Australians' love of mobile phones is leading to a glut of e-waste that will damage the environment. President of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) NP Shukla will inaugurate the function.S. will also deliver their lectures on e-waste management. 19 -. rector of the United Nations University. MPPCB chief to open workshop on E-waste Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd February 19. If properly managed. As per a study done in 2005. there was 1. "We've written to those companies and we're trying to get them to . MAPCOST. Rose Read. who have not signed up for the universal charger.html?pc=IN&pr. which tracks illegal trafficking in e-waste. The economic development has fuelled the consumption of electronic products thus resulted in excessive increase of e-waste. regardless of make and model.180 cars permanently off the road.. RRG India. Several Government and non. 2010 ADELAIDE.securities.000 ton of e-waste in our country and it was speculated to rise up-to 8. According to the Environment (Conservation) Act 1986." she said. This is the first workshop to be held on e-waste management in the State. the materials recovered could produce 3. The registered recyclers of Uttarakhand. Jim Puckett from the U." she said. The new report. 'E-Waste Management' at Hotel Lake View Ashoka. says if almost 25 million Australian mobile phone subscribers upgrade every 18 to 24 months.. APCO.. and save enough greenhouse gases to take 5. but instead of recycling them. enabling users worldwide to charge their mobiles anywhere from any available charger. can transform waste into assets. "There are a lot little electronic gadgets we have now that create a lot of e-waste so we need good policies to help recycle these. the UN says in a statement on its website.au. The standardised phone charger will fit all future handsets. state of Massachusetts. Australia: A Nation of Hoarders.ezproxy. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will also share their experiences in this workshop.The Regional Office (Central) of the Central Pollution Control Board is organising a workshop. Along with him many other specialists in e-waste from MP Pollution Control Board. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer." he said." he said.ac.in:2048/doc. shipped and subsequently discarded as new phone models become available. HTC and Blackberry. 2010 Bhopal. "This report outlines smart new technologies and mechanisms which. and with the disposal of old devices. The charger will lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of chargers produced." Kate Norris from the Consumer Advocate agency Choice says they back the UN stance on a universal phone charger as a simple way to reduce the problem.
Of these. all that we have is an estimate that is calculated on the population." she informed... The state government decided to take up the project under the PPP mode and extended support in the form of land grant and incentives." he says. the most popular phones sold were less than two years old.V. manufacturing data of electronic goods. ?Hyderabad has been in the forefront of the IT movement and so it is not surprising that it figures in the top 10. transportation. Accepting the need for a more detailed survey on e-waste. including analogue mobiles that were phased out in 2000 and can no longer be used. Delhi is in the second place followed by Bangalore. Three private players in Gujarat had applied to GPCB for environment clearance and a No-Objection Certificate for recycling e-waste. he feels that there is an urgent need for a proper inventory and survey of e-waste generation within the State. ?As of now. almost 40 per cent of the phones for sale. eBay. For free mobile phone recycling take it to mobile phone retailer. which is expected to increase to 800. an official at CPCB says plans are underway to do this. John Robert. The report found Australians are holding on to the old phone because of its perceived value.in:2048/doc.mobilemuster.producing cities in the country. We expect the projected e-waste generation might be higher. According to online auction site. dismantling." said R. Ecoli Waste Management and MCT Enviro had received the permission for the same. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) too is yet to carry out an independent survey of how much e-waste the State might actually be producing.000 tonnes by 2012.00000 tonnes by 2012 36 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .com. segregation and recovery of material and e-waste disposal. visit www. as only five per cent of the total waste generated in Gujarat reaches the site.au.http://site. Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada to National Productivity Council. (AAP)maz 16-02 1347 aspu City Among Top 10 Places In E-waste Generation Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. MCT Enviro Infrastructure Ltd s project had aimed collection. An AMTA audit of 1000 recycled handsets over a month revealed 270 different brands and models dating back to 1987. S. ?The figures that we have with us as of now are from the survey we carried out in 2005. Survey in 3 cities However. the national capital. Chennai." he says adding that Andhra Pradesh is estimated to generate around 8000 tonnes of e-waste per year.iimcal.L Padma Priya HYDERABAD: Hyderabad figures in the list of top 10 electronic waste. with secondhand sales of some of the latest models fetching up to A$500 (US$444). What we need is inputs such as sales volume. Hyderabad. 2010 D. Ahmedabad. Inputs needed However. 2010 Despite permission from the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). ?We are planning to entrust the survey on e-waste generation in three major cities of AP-Hyderabad.ezproxy. and two of them also got the NOC to start their facility.000 tonnes by 2012 APPCB yet to carry out survey on e-waste generation India : E-waste management projects fail to take up in state Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba February 11. were listed at around A$20." an official revealed.ac. half of which is generated within Hyderabad. or call 1300 730 070 to find your local collection point. This was revealed by a survey carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Mohit Industries. Special Secretary. Shoba. Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board. However.securities. aged two years and up. ?We used the survey that was done by the CPCB in 2005 to give permission to recyclers.com.html?pc=IN&pr.com. Kolkata.au. An official statement from the Ministry of Environment and Forests states that the CPCB survey estimated that over 146. While Mumbai tops the list.800 tonnes of e-waste was produced in 2005 in the country. a step towards carrying out a survey in the State is being taken by PCB. E-waste expected to increase to 800. February 13. says he is not surprised by this. Surat and Nagpur. India : E-waste expected to increase to 8. three e-waste management projects in the state have not been able to take off. Pune. Chief Executive Officer of Earth Sense Recycle-the State?s first e-waste recycling plant.
800 tonnes of e-waste was generated in the country. Pune. which include details such as e-waste composition and recycle potential of items of economic value. All the units handling e-waste need to register with CPCB and the hazardous wastes generated shall be sent or sold to a registered or authorized recycler or re-processor or re-user as per the rule. Director. he said.html?pc=IN&pr. Toxics Link. We can do it. 4 -. industries and household is of the order of 2 million.2 million tonnes of hazardous waste is generated by them every year.000 tonnes in the next four years. A study by the Electronics Industries Association of India estimates the country has accumulated 380.165 hazardous waste generating industries in the country. “Obsolescence rates are increasing and people are discarding electronic equipment faster than before. Agarwal said.ezproxy. it is growing at a rate of 10-15 per cent annually in India. “At present. the electronic waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the generation of our own waste but also dumping of E-waste particularly computer waste from the developed countries. about 400. Presently. and a representative from the Central Pollution Control Board. In India. Penalties for flouting the rules will be prescribed under the EPA.46. whereas the global rate of growth is 3 per cent.7 million tonnes. manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology. Rules. A 2007 study also revealed that approximately 29. the bulk of it from television sets. The Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified the Hazardous Wastes Rules. Ahmedabad. Manufactures and assemblers in a single calendar year are estimated to produce around 1200 tonnes of electronic scrap.08 million tonnes. Also.41 million tonnes and recyclable hazardous waste is 3. Purnamita Dasgupta. Vinnie Mehta of the Manufacturers Association for Information Technology. 97 per cent of this waste is being recycled in the unorganised sector.The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Thursday said Mumbai topped the list of electronic waste producing cities in the country. the government needs to ensure good collection mechanisms are set up which provide job opportunities to existing workers and take the hazardous parts to the formal units. 2010 KALPANA JAIN New Delhi With electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) emerging as the new by-products of fast economic growth. 37 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The committee comprises K P Nyati of the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries. Chennai. Delhi. Purnamita Dasgupta of the Institute of Economic Growth.000 by 2012. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service.000 tonnes of electronic waste. “The concern is.” said Ravi Agarwal. all units handling e-waste need to register with the CPCB and the hazardous wastes generated should be given to an authorised recycler or re-user. people will not throw away an old computer but expect a charge for it.000 tonnes is from India." said a statement of the environment ministry. he said. Delhi was placed second in the list. 146.ac. 2008. the Union environment ministry is framing rules that pin the responsibility for disposal on the producer.com Panel begins framing e-waste disposal rules Publication: Business Standard Provider: Business Standard January 27. 6. Delhi. Delhi.” The committee comprises KP Nyati of the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries. As per the hazardous wastes (management.http://site. Surat and Nagpur. Mumbai and other major cities.iimcal.com. The waste contains some precious metals such as gold and copper. treatment and disposal options and the environmentally sound e-waste treatment technologies.000 tonnes/annum. expected to go up to 800. the recycle. identification of possible hazardous contents in e-waste. "During 2005. posing serious health and environmental concerns..000 tonnes by 2012.in:2048/doc. of which landfillable waste is 2. As for implementation. the country will need to experiment with two or three systems. which is expected to increase to 8.securities." the ministry said. However. ministry sources said. In India. this waste is extracted with bare hands in the unorganised sector.00. It’s still profitable for us.000 by 2012. Bangalore. such as lead. Pune. a non-government working on hazardous waste. It also contains at least 51 hazardous elements and compounds. The statement said the CPCB survey had found that "the top ten cities generating e-waste are Mumbai. re-use and recovery options. It’s already happening in the western countries and even China has a law against using these hazardous substances. there is also a need to make “clean products” that do not use toxic substances. business houses. One recycling unit in the formal sector has already been set up at Roorkee. handling and trans-boundary movement) rules. Feb. The board predicts the country's annual e-waste production to increase to 800. 2010 New Delhi. 1. The total quantity of e-waste generation in Delhi is about 10. Hyderabad. Hyderabad. 2010 During 2005. which currently handles this hazardous waste in the most primitive manner. 2008 for proper management and handling of hazardous wastes which include e-waste. Of the 50 million tonnes of e-waste generated globally. There is an estimate (2008)that the total obsolete computers originating from offices." "There are 36. the highest quantity of lead is in cathode ray tubes.” ministry officials said. Kolkata Chennai. A survey carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) further states that the top ten cities generating e-waste are Mumbai. incinerable 0. Eleven recycling units are expected to come up soon to take over from the unorganised sector. In the West. Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba February 7. mercury and arsenic. Mumbai highest e-waste producing city followed by Delhi Publication: Indo Asian News Service Provider: HT Media Ltd February 4. A bunch of producers could get together or it could be individual-based.800 tonnes of e-waste was generated in the country. people have to pay for recycling . In India. Ahmedabad. There are plans to set up more in Bangalore. Surat and Nagpur. The Guidelines emphasize the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility. The Guidelines for Environmentally Sound Management of e-waste published by CPCB provide the approach and methodology for environmentally sound management of e-waste.000 tonnes of E-waste is generated in the four Metro cities in the country. ``Our model here is very different.. Kolkata. Electronic waste or E-waste is one of the rapidly growing environmental problems of the World. thus making it a profitable industry. Vinnie Mehta. Bangalore. which is expected to increase to 800. Agarwal said.” A four-member committee has been set up to frame the rules which are expected to be notified under the Environment Protection Act (EPA) by the middle of the year.
January 23. NML's acting director. E-waste constitutes items ranging from a wire. Co. reducing health hazards and utilising non-metallic constituents. The inaugural function ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Avimanyu Das. ?Delhi. Sn. He went on to add that NML Jamshedpur is engaged in developing a complete. sorting and classification of the e-waste needs to be addressed. Director of Research and Consultancy. ?E-waste in our country is being increased by 10 per cent every year and only five per cent of urban e-waste are recycled in India. the emerging issues associated with E-waste are following . Maharashtra. As part of the initiative. said Algiers Khalid. Al. The scheme was introduced in the State three months ago and there is good response from the public. Bharuch has also joined hands with us in this research to address the issues related to glass recycling. Her presentation discusses on the various challenges. etc) leaving ample scope for their recovery. Around 60 delegates from different fields like industries.html?pc=IN&pr. epoxides and phenols). Pd. Development of the complete technology package is envisaged as an outcome. The chairman of each technical session will summarise the major findings/observations of that session and have a discussion with the delegates. etc which pose serious environmental problem and third these are high value waste containing significant amounts of Metal (Cu. Kalam said the mode of collecting and recycling e-waste in the country are traditional which can cause harm to the collectors as it contains hazardous chemicals like lead. 2010 Jamshedpur. Ni.first the method of disposal of e-waste is still very rudimentary in India. The venue for plantation will be decided.." Kalam said at the inauguration of Attero Recycling in the capital. Zn. former President APJ Abdul Kalam today advocated the need for safe recycling of these substances which are hazardous to health and for setting up of more plants. A protocol for disposal. social and technological along with the policy and legislation. a plug to anything which runs an electricity that are probably not going to be used ever. Dhar in her address dealt on different issues to e-waste.iimcal. West Bengal are some of the states which show an increase in e-waste rapidly.com.http://site. has embarked on a programme to recycle old handsets. the convener of the seminar." he said. Jamshedpur was inaugurated by Usha Dar. Tamil Nadu.. Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET). manufacturers of mobile phones. Andhra Pradesh. NGOs and research institutions across the country going to attend the seminar. president of the Kerala chapter of Indian Cellular Association.securities. E-waste Causes Concern Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. 2010 Special Correspondent KOCHI: Nokia. "The seminar has been divided into six technical sessions. Encouraged by the early findings from this work. arsenic and mercury.ezproxy. brominated flame retardant. in an effort to control environmental pollution due to the dumping of electronic waste in the open. etc and non-metallic constituents such as organic matters (acrylic and phenolic resins.in:2048/doc. an extensive research proposal was submitted to the Ministry of Information Technology which was approved in 2007. environmental. 22 -. Jan. The customers are given discount vouchers in return and these could be exchanged for buying accessories. The response in Kochi has been very good. Chief Guest. Bhubaneswar is paying attention to the recycling of plastics from e-waste. The discussion will be followed by a formulation of the recommendations of the house. indigenous and environment-friendly technology package starting from disassembly to processing of e-waste for recovering metal values. About 35 technical papers including seven keynote lectures will be presented. NML has made substantial progress and gained valuable experience in the processing of e-waste through this sponsored research. The e-waste recycling research at NML was initiated in 2005. disassembly. second it contain hazardous metals such as Pb. collection. Cd. recycling will help in sustaining our economy as it is much more cheaper than extracting metals from its ore. co-chairman of the seminar said." Kalam said. January 24. Ag. World Environment Foundation. Cr. a battery. Sukomal Ghosh while welcoming the gathering said. The company will plant a tree for every handset deposited in the bin. Institute of Economic Growth and a representative from the Central Pollution Control Board. Videocon Industries Limited (VIL). PTI Seminar on e-waste starts at NML Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd January 22. 2010 Voicing concern about the rapid increase in e-waste in the country. plastics and coated glass. considering the requirement for green cover in various places. 38 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .A two-day seminar on 'Electronic-waste' at the National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML). ?With metal prices rising. Pb. Ta. etc) including precious metals (Au. academia. KK Bhattacharyya. economic. namely. An Effort To Control E-waste Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd.ac. Punjab. the company has arranged special bins for dumping handsets at certain outlets. Uttar Pradesh. ceramics.
2009 The Union government announced that the draft rules on managing e-waste will be ready by March next year.” said Ibeanu.com UN to probe violations in India’s shipbreaking. Last year.html?pc=IN&pr.com.. prevent workers in shipbreaking yards from exercising their freedom of association and right to collective bargaining. 39 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Jan.in:2048/doc. where he was set the task of assessing the impact of toxic and dangerous waste.ac.” he emphasised. “There is no fixed work schedule and our bodies become black working days and nights and when we spit.” a worker at one of India’s shipbreaking companies told a pressure group in Geneva.com United Nations representative pleased with India's handling of e-waste Publication: Asia News International Provider: HT Media Ltd January 21. “Shipbreaking states should take steps to improve their regulatory and enforcement capacities in the field of labour law and worker safety.” Rules On E-waste Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Addressing a press conference in the national capital. e-waste businesses Publication: Business Standard Provider: Business Standard January 9. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. the Special Rapporteur intends to examine the risks posed by the unsound management and disposal of e-waste to the human rights of individuals and communities that depend on the recycling of materials contained in obsolete electronic products for their subsistence. but there are no laws as of yet to regulate its disposal.securities. since it represents an important source of raw material supply and provides jobs to thousands of persons.iimcal.000 metric tonnes of e-waste generated in India is recycled by authorised facilities. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Asian News International. “Shipbreaking is an important industry for India. so as to strengthen the protection afforded to persons employed in the shipbreaking industry. December 19.” said the Special Rapporteur. “Electronics contain over 50 hazardous chemicals or heavy metals that can cause serious health and environmental risks if not disposed in an environmentally safe manner. 21 -.” the United Nations expert added. indicting governments for not fully addressing the environmental and labour challenges in this sphere. with the participation of workers’ representatives.. “E-waste is one of the most hazardous waste streams worldwide. “I continue to be concerned at the reportedly poor working practices and environmental conditions prevailing in most shipbreaking yards in South Asia. He will make a detailed assessment on problems linked “to the unsound management and disposal of hazardous products and wastes. the Special Rapporteur circulated a comprehensive report. Okechukwu is tasked to oversee “the adverse effects of the movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights”. Labour and working conditions have rapidly deteriorated in China.” stressed the United Nations expert. Ibeanu said that although health and safety was still an issue. including electronic waste (e-waste) and their effects on human rights”. Workers in India’s shipbreaking yards allegedly face “the worst employment and unhealthy living conditions”.” In addition to shipbreaking activities. health and welfare. 2010 New Delhi. the Indian Government's readiness to push through legislation to tackle the problem was seen as positive. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. and set up an effective and reliable system of labour inspections. when the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur Okechukwu Ibeanu undertakes a fact-finding mission. India has developed impressive regulatory frameworks to ensure the environmentally sound management of toxic and dangerous products and wastes. India's booming economy produces mountains of toxic e-waste. particularly in shipbreaking activities in Gujarat and on e-waste disposal. 2010 D RAVI KANTH Geneva India’s alleged eco-unfriendly and labour-unfriendly policies. said a pressure group. India. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. Only three percent of the 400. 'I welcome the significant progress India has made in the area of the management and disposal of hazardous products and wastes.A Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) concluded a ten-day visit to the country on Thursday. South Africa and Brazil.ezproxy. “I intend to focus on the adverse effects that shipbreaking activities may have on the enjoyment of human rights of the countless individuals who work in the shipbreaking yards or live in their close proximity. adding “they (the governments) should also eliminate obstacles which. it is black.' Ibeanu said. or living in close proximity to such sites. the remainder is either stored in warehouses or bought by small-scale businesses that dismantle the equipment and sell the parts for recycling or reuse. de facto. Okechukwu Ibeanu's main mission was to examine the effects that the disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) and hazardous parts from ship-breaking has on individuals working in the sectors. are going to be probed from next week. who reports to the UN Human Rights Council here.http://site.
security devices and automobile electronic devices. The proposed rules lay emphasis on responsibility of the manufacturers and vendors. no treatment plant has been set up in the state for scientific disposal of the electronic particles containing hazardous elements.The absence of scientific treatment plants to treat electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) has started to cast dark shadows on the state. monitors. ?It is essential to encourage the nascent formal e-waste recycling industrya with access to capital and better technologies. GTZ.com. The Pollution Control Board in 2008 had also issued a notice to the Techno Park management for not ensuring proper facilities for e-waste disposal. extending beyond the sales of equipment and setting up of take-back systems for effective management and handling of e-waste." MAIT Executive Director Vinnie Mehta said. microwave ovens. The throw-away electronic particles are now being collected by scrap dealers. 2009 The government announced that the draft rules on managing e-waste will be ready by March next year. 16 -. The new peril to human health and environment generated by the boom in the use of electronic gadgets has become even more severe as the treatment plants functioning in the nearby states are also not ready to collect the waste particles owing to lack of economic viability. MAIT estimates that about 3. mainframes.html?pc=IN&pr. audio and video devices. Saroj said. cellular phones and pagers. Owners of electronic showrooms also hand over their obsolete products to the agents of junk dealers to get rid of the outdated and outmoded particles. In Kozhikode. Dec. Though the state produces tonnes of e-waste every year.securities. monitors. Vellayil beach in the city and Azhiyoor near Vadakara are the main centres of the junk dealers who collect e-waste. through suitable incentives and hand-holding measures by the Centre and the states. . Greenpeace and Toxics Link in September 2009. However. from households and IT related companies and dispose it without ensuring any safety measures. Greenpeace and Toxics Link in September. GTZ. broken. The draft rules were jointly proposed and submitted to the Government by the MAIT. air-conditioners. scanners.ac. surplus. December 19.3 lakh tonnes of e-waste is generated each year.ezproxy. particles of refrigerators in front of the shelters of the junk dealers have become a frequent scene in many parts of the state. The draft rules were jointly proposed and submitted to the government by the MAIT. TVs and display devices.PTI Rules On E-waste Management By March Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. which encompasses computers." MAIT Executive Director Vinnie Mehta said. obsolete.http://site." Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Director Saroj said.in:2048/doc. e-waste or electronic waste describes loosely discarded. ?It is essential to encourage the nascent formal e-waste recycling industrya with access to capital and better technologies. through suitable incentives and hand-holding measures by the Centre and the states. the scrap dealers collect e-waste. extending beyond the sales of equipment and setting up of take-back systems for effective management and handling of e-waste. copiers and fax machines besides refrigerators. including financial responsibility. ?An expert committee constituted by the MoEF is currently reviewing the draft. 40 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .iimcal. which would govern the management and handling of electronic waste. As a result." Mr. electrical or electronic devices. . alarms. ?The government is currently in the process of developing a dedicated set of rules.. sirens.. which would govern the management and handling of electronic waste. washing machines. 2009 KOZHIKODE.PTI Govt yet to wake up to e-waste menace Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd December 16. Saroj said. ?The Government is currently in the process of developing a dedicated set of rules. electrical or electronic devices. industrial electronics such as sensors. the rows of picture tubes. The guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board directs that collection and disposal of e-waste is not to be entrusted to local scrap dealers and the disposal should be entrusted with specialised that can safely handle the heavy metals and other hazardous substances contained in electronic equipment without contaminating the environment. E-waste or electronic waste describes loosely discarded. calculators. surplus. The proposed rules lay emphasis on responsibility of the manufacturers and vendors." Mr. including financial responsibility. printers. broken. servers. obsolete. ?An expert committee constituted by the Ministry is currently reviewing the draft." Union Ministry of Environment and Forests Director Saroj said.
he added. When asked about the measures of Pollution Control Board for restricting the unscientific disposal of e-waste. he exuded confidence. The draft rules were jointly proposed and submitted to the Government by the MAIT. Besides. Dec.com Experts brainstorm on e-waste at NML meet Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd December 16. 2009 NEW DELHI. These will be put in the public domain for comments by March 2010. electrical or electronic devices. Senior Environmental Engineer with PCB. NG Goswami. 41 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . told that the PCB had started the implementation of new laws and had completed the collection of data from IT companies.http://site. "It is essential to encourage the nascent formal e-waste recycling industry in India with access to capital and better technologies. extending beyond the sales of equipment and setting up of take-back systems for effective management and handling of e-waste. Of late. a Hydro metallurgist who is also globally known for his commercialisation of electronic waste recycling plants in South Korea was present. hexavalent chromium and brominated flame retardants cause health and environmental hazards. New Delhi. "An expert committee constituted by the MoEF is currently reviewing the draft.securities. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer." Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Director Saroj said at the MAIT-GTZ 'International Roundtable on Environmentally Sound Management of Electronics' here. Dec. obsolete. cadmium. He said in e-waste management programme. Jae-Chun Lee. Korea institute of Geo-Science and Minerals (KIGAM).html?pc=IN&pr.Experts on Tuesday brainstormed on electronic waste. Greenpeace and Toxics Link in September 2009. which would govern the management and handling of electronic waste.. The proposed rules lay emphasis on responsibility of the manufacturers and vendors. Also the illegal import and the unauthorised recycling of e-waste in India as other developing countries are emerging as a new environmental challenge at the present moment. everyone right from the producers of electronic products. through suitable incentives and hand-holding measures by the centre and the states. 16 -. arsenic. its generation. Professor Lee elaborated on the e-waste management scenario in South Korea. its impact and prospect of recycling at National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML). For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. Two scientists V Kumar and MK Jha also participated in the deliberations. head of Information Management and Dissemination Centre. 2009 Jamshedpur. It may be mentioned that India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world and the growth in PC ownership per capita between 1993 and 2000 was 604 per cent. mercury. India. 15 -. Another data of the house hold e-waste and its quantity is also being collected. (PTI) cg 16-12 1145 aspu Civic Body To Start Auctioning E-waste Publication: Hindustan Times Provider: HT Media Ltd December 16. she added." MAIT Executive Director Vinnie Mehta said.. the consumers / users. Certain companies those carry out scientific e-waste treatment has come up to begin their in the state to collect the e-waste and with the commencement of scientific treatment plant the problems could be solved. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. including financial responsibility. 2009 NationalGeneral NewsThe New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon become the first government body in Delhi to auction its electronic waste. NML moderated the conference. Govindan Nair. E-waste or electronic waste describes loosely discarded. the Government the scientists / technologists. GTZ. broken. Dec 16 Asia Pulse .The Indian government on Tuesday said draft rules on managing e-waste will be ready by March next year. compared to a world average of 181 per cent. principal researcher. "The Government is currently in the process of developing a dedicated set of rules. surplus.ac. selenium. The presence of lead.ezproxy.The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon become the first government body in Delhi to auction its electronic waste. the media personnel and a common citizen has got a specific role to play. the second most populous country with over 1 billion people is gradually becoming the major e-waste producing countries in the world. NML and KIGAM are undertaking few international projects regarding process development of e-waste recycling. they break the glasses and separate the metallic particles and sell it to the metallic recycling units where these hazardous particles are recycled along with other metals.com India To Have Rules On E-waste Management By March Next Year Publication: Asia Pulse Provider: Asia Pulse Pty Ltd December 16.in:2048/doc." Saroj said.iimcal.
copper etc. India today does not have a dedicated legislation for environmentally sound management of e-waste. to recycle electronic waste. Ministry of Environment & Forests.iimcal." added the official. PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) etc. According to sources. The NDMC plans to extend this project to residential areas under its jurisdiction. cadmium.and will be handed over to a private firm for recycling. due to its content of toxic substances such as lead. mouse. compact discs (CDs). keyboards. etc. It is hazardous while processing. E-waste. it will be the first State in the country to have such a policy. which can act as a model for the rest of the country". one factor that may prevent the successful implementation of the project is that people are not very forthcoming in getting rid of electronic waste. And to make things worse.Tamil Nadu government is looking to put in place by January 2010. says Arun Senthil of Toxics Link. Fused bulbs. keyboards. According to officials.in:2048/doc.the New Delhi City Centre (NDCC) on Jai Singh Marg . Director.securities. In 2009. This was stated by Dr Saroj. There are six companies that have permission from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. "Our offices generate a lot of e-waste such as discarded computers. floppy drives." said a senior NDMC official. mercury. This makes the city the third highest generator of e-waste after Bangalore and Mumbai.ac. State to implement e-waste policy in January Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd December 14. The move is a shot in the arm for e-waste advocacy groups that have been fighting for a structured e-waste disposal and processing system.ezproxy. discarded computers. December 16. a policy specially to deal with the problem of e-waste. "We plan to purchase vans that will make rounds of colonies on a designated day and will collect e-waste from households. 42 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Chennai alone produced 21. The e-waste will be weighed and contributors will be paid accordingly." the official said." said the official. said a statement by MAIT.200 tonnes of e-waste. "Delhi is the second largest carrier and producer of electronic waste in the country after Maharastra E-waste is recycled in a crude manner at Seelampur. silver.com. E-waste recycling by the informal sector with little or no access to capital and technology. 15 The Government is in the process of developing a dedicated set of rules which will govern the management and handling of electronic waste. We have floated tenders inviting private companies to come forward to process such waste. But it is also valuable. which can lead to heavy environmental damage. is characterised by two main attributes. Some of it is also sold to scrap dealers. But the real problem with e-waste is not generation. 2009 CHENNAI. while addressing a two-day round table organised jointly by Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) and GTZ. "The Tamil Nadu government has taken the initiative to come up with the policy. the German Technical Cooperation Agency. These will be put in the public domain for comments by March 2010. 13 -. India. Electronic devices contain numerous toxic substances.html?pc=IN&pr. palladium. etc.. such waste keeps lying around and takes up a lot of space. will be collected from the civic body's headquarters . Dec. About 90-95 per cent of the ewaste generated in India is dealt with by unauthorised. there is a strong mafia to protect the business. due to the content of precious metals such as gold. using highly hazardous and polluting techniques is a reality in some of the densely populated regions of India. which is hazardous for health.http://site. "We are hoping to get a response from the companies in the next 10 days after which the project will begin from the NDMC office. HT Media LTD Rules Soon For Handling E-waste Publication: Business Line Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. The civic body has floated tenders for this project. Dec. And here lies the fundamental problem.. an NGO dealing with the e-waste issues. the end-of-life electrical and electronics equipment. we will have a refined system to deal with e-waste. In another three or four years. informal recyclers. if this happens. Usually. 2009 Our Bureau New Delhi. but processing.
2009 KOCHI.ezproxy. "It will be great if Tamil Nadu manages to implement the policy by January." says Naseer (name changed).in:2048/doc.E-waste disposal is a matter of concern for environmentalists and socially committed groups especially in developing countries. says Senthil. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. corporate giants like Nokia and Dell have taken steps to deal with e-waste.iimcal. India is no exception and it is estimated that around 50. Minister for Information Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna said here on Saturday. has already collected over 10. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. Dec. Meanwhile. Nokia for example.com. Poongothai said. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. We hope that with its expertise in the field it will be successful in framing the right project report for e-waste management for the city." he added.html?pc=IN&pr.000 of its old mobile phones and is looking at ways to make use of the materials in the manufacture of fresh devices. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. project manager. "With the framing of an amicable ewaste management solution the city can effectively tackle the mounting menace of e-waste. The third world countries are the worst sufferers as they have traditionally been the dumping yards for hazardous e-waste from developed nations. both the IT parks will be ready to function. "It is natural for people to protect a of income as long as there is more money to be made. the Minister said that the IT parks at Ilanthaikkulam and Vadapalanji near here would be ready to function in 10 months time. To tackle the threat posed by toxic e-waste the civic body with the help of the German for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) will initiate a project for the management of e-waste. GTZ was earlier successful in implementing an e-waste management project in Bangalore. "They have identified five cities including Kochi for implementing the solid waste management project.The government would finalise an e-waste policy by January 2010 to encourage green IT initiatives in the State. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. Inaugurating the 'Madurai Connect 2009' organised by Confederation of Indian Industry." Mayor Mercy Williams said.000 tonnes of e-waste comes to the country annually where they are dismantled manually and unscientifically.http://site. The strength of Indian economy lies within the micro.com Tamil Nadu E-waste Policy In January Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. "The main aim of the project is to develop a fully integrated environmentally sustainable e-waste recycling. Dec.com E-waste policy by next month Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd December 7. Being a port city Kochi is one of the major dumping yards for this hazardous toxic waste. Founded in 1975 GTZ works mainly on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).securities." she said. The will focus on managing the challenges of sustainable ewaste solutions. posing grave health and environment risks.." said Sahuji. 8 -. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. small. "The infrastructure works are going on in a steady pace in both the project sites and they will be completed by January end.com Working on e-waste solutions Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd December 8. 2009 43 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . She said that once the feasibility study is over an e-waste management project will take shape. 2009 MADURAI." she added. 6 -.ac.. Within 10 months. December 6. "GTZ has done feasibility studies for solid waste management in the city. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. an illegal e-waste recycler. GTZ and the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the Government of India decided to work in a structure called Advisory Services in Environment Management to enhance environmental activities in India. He said that the project aimed at creating a better awareness among the public on the burgeoning problem of e-waste in the state and society's responsibility towards addressing it. Sources say the new e-waste policy might carry incentives for companies which attempt to help deal with the problem. and medium enterprises. It would make it easier to deal with the problem then".
securities. Rank list IT Secretary P. data protection.com. technological and social considerations at domestic and global levels. was committed to developing a conducive and mandatory environment for ICT to be integrated not only in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but also in areas pertaining to cybercrime. She expressed concern over the impact of ?ineffective and indiscriminate disposal" of e-waste that endangered public health and environment. The lifespan of personal computers had come down to 3-4 years from 7-8 years even when their penetration was a mere three per cent. 2009 Special Correspondent Government committed to promote ICT: Minister MADURAI: The State government is on the verge of finalising an e-waste policy that will encourage green information technologies. He wanted the CII to prepare a rank list of engineering colleges on the basis of their industry readiness. was committed to developing a conducive and mandatory environment for ICT to be integrated not only in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but also in areas pertaining to cybercrime. she said. Poongothai said. said Poongothai Aladi Aruna. India. officials and IT players. December 6. intellectual property rights and consumer protection. W. C. IT Secretary P. The methodology of ranking should involve infrastructure. They were about two million old personal computers ready for disposal. was keen to break the barriers between SMEs and the ICT and encourage small units to accept the ICT to improve their efficiency. Minister for Information Technology.ezproxy. in the proposed IT parks in Madurai. data protection. The lifespan of personal computers had come down to 3-4 years from 7-8 years even when their penetration was a mere three per cent. Inaugurating ?Connect Madurai 2009. The government would look at a comprehensive policy that addressed the legal.. against the original idea of leasing 20 acres and above.iimcal. The Minister said the IT department was working on e-applications for all welfare schemes under the Social Welfare and Adi Dravidar Welfare departments.http://site.27 crore people in a very short span of time.ac. at present. here on Saturday. The Minister said the IT department was working on e-applications for all welfare schemes under the Social Welfare and Adi Dravidar Welfare departments. She appealed to the CII to provide inputs for creating a policy to integrate ICT in all aspects of administration and development. the Minister said the policy would be released by January. content. this arrangement would be useful for private employers in recruiting the right people. she said. was keen to break the barriers between SMEs and the ICT and encourage small units to accept the ICT to improve their efficiency. here on Saturday. Dr. creativity and soft skills. had 15 million computers and the number was expected to increase by 10 million by the end of 2010. the Minister said the policy would be released by January. security. Dr. They were about two million old personal computers ready for disposal. this arrangement would be useful for private employers in recruiting the right people.? a meet of entrepreneurs. Government committed to developing conducive environment for ICT: Minister State E-waste Policy In January Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Poongothai said. Apart from catering to the needs of the public sector.in:2048/doc. Introduction of ICT in the implementation of Chief Minister?s insurance scheme for lifesaving treatments resulted in the coverage of 1. Minister for Information Technology. W. 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