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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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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" the OSPCB scientist said. The authority would be looking at the present practices in e-waste management from collection to dismantling and recovery. mobile phones and accessories along with IT-driven medical and industrial equipment. Sahu said if there would be a national legislation on e-waste handling in near future. electronic items contain highly toxic heavy metals as lead. Legislation soon Mr. and likely to create serious problems for environment and health if not handled properly. "e-waste generation in the State is poised for a huge jump with fast rise in penetration of PCs and mobile phones. cadmium. . Sahu. With e-waste generation in the country this year estimated to be over 4. Generation of e-waste would become a critical issue in five year down the line.in:2048/doc. barium and brominated flame retardants that could cause diseases from cancer to nervous damage.5 lakh tonne.000 tonne. hexavalent chromium. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement." said Mr. it will be too late. data storage devices. 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." . methods adopted for dismantling the waste and recovery along with the end fate of the waste would be examined. PCs. mercury. October 6. IT accessories. We should stay prepared for this. Mr. mercury. washing machine and AC to telecommunication products as phones.http://site. Orissa's share would not be less than 9.. but dealt the waste in ad hoc manner. Orissa accounts for 2 per cent of the estimated e-waste generation in the country at present.. dumping hubs. mobiles. . fridge. That almost the whole of the waste is non-biodegradable is another matter. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. then to small traders and large traders and finally to the place of dismantling or refurbishing. .we will undertake mapping of e-waste generation and its management in the State. so does the sale of electronic products. In the absence of a specific regulation. At present. e-waste is handled in the unorganised sector as backyard operations using rudimentary techniques . e-waste contains 1. The growing affluence in society is also driving acquisition of electronic and electrical items.com State to formulate policy on e-waste management soon Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd.The study will focus how tonnes of e-waste moves from it source points through informal channel such as kawadiwallas. most of which are extremely toxic.000 different substances and chemicals. JRP. electronics items contain highly toxic heavy metals as lead. Former chief secretary and Citizen's Apex Association chief NK Panda. Orissa's share would not be less than 9. the State should be in a position to emulate it. PCs. The e-waste recycling industry is mainly in slums and only around five per cent of it is through organised industry. working conditions. E-waste contains 1. recycling and final state of the waste. electronic and electrical appliances from TV.securities. and likely to create serious problems for the environment. The remnants are then dumped in land or water bodies which cause pollution and contamination. The entire supply chain. R. cadmium. most of which are extremely toxic.html?pc=IN&pr. 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.ac. former Utkal University V-C Dr B Mohanty and Director. organised by Toxic Link and Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP) here today. health if not handled properly. Associate Director of Toxics Link Satish Sinha said every city produced e-waste in great volume. barium and brominated flame retardants that can cause diseases from cancer to nervous damage and organ failure to respiratory problems. Toxics Link. plastics.com. plastics. Sinha said..ezproxy. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.. 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. e-waste will eventually reach every village and create numerous health hazards. Satish Sinha said. Dr MR Mishra were present." OSPCB senior scientist NR Sahoo said on the sidelines of the multi-stakeholder workshop on 'e-waste perspective and challenges'. (OSPCB) is ready to undertake intensive mapping of the waste management and handling scenario in the State. There are about six industries authorised for recycling e-waste. 2010 Staff Reporter OSPCB to carry out first assessment on volume of electronic waste BHUBANESWAR: As `e-waste' piles up causing threat to environment. N." Toxis Link and Jeevan Rekha Parishad hold workshop 5 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .. Speaking on the occasion. senior scientist with OSPCB.as middle class grows across the country. 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.5 lakh tonne. With e-waste generation in the country this year estimated to be at over 4. Orissa accounts for two per cent of the estimated e-waste generation in the country. said.000 substances and chemicals. microwave. associate director. As per an estimation. musical systems. The problem is that there is absolutely no awareness on the hazardous nature of e-waste among the people. Sahu. mobiles..Penetration of television and cell phone sets has reached remote parts of the State.hammers for breaking apart and burning and acid bath for recovery of wanted components. 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. organ failure to respiratory problems. The handling and dismantling process are unorganised and pose serious risks to not only the handlers but also society. e-waste include computers.iimcal.000 tonne. If you don't think of it now.
html?pc=IN&pr. would not only be a model project to be followed by the rest of India.ac. a plot of four acres of land had been identified. Centralised data processing. 2010 New Delhi. The rules cover the consumer electrical and electronic items like refrigerators. notified by the Environment and Forest Ministry today under the Environment (Protection) Act. 2010 Mumbai. But you can deposit this e-waste with the distributor or at the authorised collection centres to be set up across the country. 25 -. fax machines. 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. recyclers and registered dismantlers or avail tack-back services by producers. please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. so that project comes up in an expected time of not more than two years. 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. The e-waste Management Project.com. on the products to prevent e-waste disposal in garbage bins.ezproxy.'' The MMRDA would give the land. For this. transfer and segregation. a release here said. and to the extent of 20. printers and cartridges. M/s Deloitte. however. As per the estimate. including LCD and LED. personal computers (CPU with input and output devices).000 tonnes per year in the rest of Maharashtra. telephones. recyclers. Under the PPP model. The rules lay down elaborate responsibilities on producers. M R Shah. pay. This would involve careful preparation of concessionaire agreement. The rules have been notified to curb hazards from unregulated disposal of electronic waste. in the release. copying equipment. The manufacturers are also required to affix a symbol.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.000 tonnes per annum in Mumbai and adjoining areas. 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. The products will carry address. you can not throw your electrical and electronic equipment in garbage bin or sell it to the scrape dealer (kabadi) or 'raddiwala'. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. 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. No penalty or punishment is. laptops (CPU with input and output devices). electrical and electronic typewriters.experienced and internationally renowned organisation. cordless and cellular telephones. answering systems. 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. 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. aims to address the problems of e-waste that is generated in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to the extent of 15. Oct. television sets. user terminals and systems. 4 -. Since the PPP model was totally a new concept. prescribed for violators except for those authorised to handle e-waste as they could lose their licence they need to acquire under the rules. cadmium. notebook. collection centres as also ordinary and bulk consumers. telex.in:2048/doc. as consultants to give final shape to its much-awaited e-Waste Management Project in Maharashtra. a well. M/s Price Waterhouse (Coopers) and M/s Feedback Ventures. sale. 2010 Kochi.000 tonnes by 2012. Every distributor is required to collect the e-waste by providing consumers a box. 4 -. 1986.00. Sept. Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India. that was taken up by MMRDA in the year 2008. logistics and also terms and conditions and parameters to select the best project partner. Producers are required to ensure that the new equipment does not contain lead. washing machines. which is 50. the overall production of e-waste. 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. dismantler or recycler. prescribed in the rules.com Mmrda Appoints Deloitee As E-Waste Management Project Consultants Publication: United News of India Provider: HT Media Ltd September 27. the consultant would review the project reports previously prepared by the consultants and also give a shape to the projects.000 tonnes in India would increase to 8. distributors.The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) today announced that it had appointed Deloitee Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Ltd.http://site. telephone and helpline numbers and e-mail of distributors and authorised collection centres to enable consumer to return used electrical and electronic equipment.Come January 1. 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 . Also from the New Year Day.. The project. mercury. mini-computers. 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. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. hexavalent chromium. air-conditioners. but also among the developing countries.iimcal. sound transmitting equipment are among items listed in the Schedule notified by the Environment Ministry. pocket and desk calculators. bin or a demarcated area and transport it to the producer or to the authorised collection centres. notepad. The bulk consumers can also send it to refurbishers. Principal Advisor (SWM Project Cell) at MMRDA. and IT and telecommunication equipment. 2010. Oct. M/s CRISIL.com Toothless Rules On E-Waste Disposal Comes Into Force From Jan 1 Publication: United News of India Provider: HT Media Ltd October 5.. moral and institutional support to the PPP model at each and every point. 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. polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). mainframes. The rules also task consumer and bulk consumer with the responsibility to deposit e-waste with the distributor or authorised collection centres. to be taken on public-private partnership (PPP) model. Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.
2010 Our Bureau Hyderabad. Ramky Enviro. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. plotters. Services include collection.. Mr Raman Nanda. all the incoming e-waste would be physically separated and sorted through different streams.ezproxy. Hyderabad. for finished and unfinished products. which will give a boost to the volumes and the business and will also support the green initiative of the Government of India.coming primarily from developed nations such as US. We are looking forward to the new `E-waste Rules. it was found that containers carried hundreds of tonnes of e-waste sourced from Australia. 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. The imports were made despite a prohibitory order in this regard. domestic and IT sectors across the geography with our logistics network. Canada. the release added. September 10. 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. Korea and Brunei in violation of norms.http://site. The step was short of a complete ban on such imports. Sept. scanners. 9 Ramky Enviro announced it had received the Central Pollution Control Board's approval for its integrated e-waste recycling facility at Hardware Park. gold and silver that are mainly used in the circuit system to bring high efficiency of electronic gadgets. 7 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. dismantling.html?pc=IN&pr. he said. that is recyclers. 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: Times of India Provider: Bennett.securities. and the rest will be disposed off scientifically. Ramky plans to establish more e-waste recycling facilities and strengthen the logistics network. in a statement. At the July meeting chaired by the revenue secretary. from where materials may go to the third level. The facility is equipped with environment-friendly technology and can serve a variety of electronic waste. transportation. it seems the prohibition order has had little impact. for recovery of precious metals like chromium. Conscious of the fact that huge shipments of e-waste generated in developing countries are finding convenient burial ground in India.. laptops and computer peripherals. However. It has applied for the requisite approvals to the Pollution Control Boards of various States.iimcal. 2010 Pradeep Thakur NEW DELHI: The government is considering banning the import of used computers and other electronic waste . keyboards and storage units. 2010 prohibited educational and other institutions from importing second hand computers. The e-waste issue assumed significance after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized some containers in Chennai containing large quantity of such waste.in:2048/doc. Hyderabad. Canada and parts of Europe . Coleman & Co. storage. it would be segregated through machines. Australia.ac. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. 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 half-a-dozen seized containers were filled with outdated computers and electrical waste. the commerce ministry does not seem too inclined for such stringent measures. It has the complete package of services ? collection.after several cases of e-waste smuggling came to light recently. storage. shredding and recycling of all kinds of e-waste. 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.000 tonne of e-waste annually.. instead of a complete ban.' likely to be gazetted shortly by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. which makes Ramky the biggest e-waste recycler in Andhra Pradesh. DGFT had mooted the idea of raising vigilance at ports and asking the Customs department to confiscate such imports if detected. platinum. The phases I and II would cost Rs 38 crore. which is divided into three phases. Ltd September 6. transportation. The CPCB authorisation provides the permit to recycle 10. said: . whereas in phase II. dismantling.The facility is designed to cater to industrial. Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India. monitors. On further investigation. The first facility has been set up in Andhra Pradesh at Hardware Park. The total project cost is Rs 76 crore.com. the government had through a public notice on May 13. In phase I. with Customs continuing to seize such illegal shipments. Another facility is coming up in Bangalore.com Ramky Enviro Receives Cpcb Nod For E-waste Hub Publication: Business Line Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. including printers. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.
lacks effective disposal mechanism.ezproxy. scanners. The step was short of a complete ban on such imports. it seems the prohibition order has had little impact. second hand computers and laptops were brought into the country using this clause that allowed such imports through donations made to educational institutions. Already. public library. Though the finance ministry is in favour of a complete ban. Till the DGFT came up with the May 13 amendment prohibiting e-waste import.. with Customs continuing to seize such illegal shipments.com. plotters. Nokia and HCL Infosystems are among those to join the green bandwagon.http://site. the government had through a public notice on May 13. Samsung. Already. Canada and parts of Europe . On further investigation.com Policy . Ltd September 6. lacks effective disposal mechanism.html?pc=IN&pr. Environmental agencies worldwide estimate dumping of e-waste in India is likely to go up by 500% in the next 10 years. 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. Conscious of the fact that huge shipments of e-waste generated in developing countries are finding convenient burial ground in India. 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. The country. it was found that containers carried hundreds of tonnes of e-waste sourced from Australia. However. the commerce ministry does not seem too inclined for such stringent measures. Toxic cyanide is released in the process of extraction of yellow metal from electrical waste and computer components. 2010 prohibited educational and other institutions from importing second hand computers. however.ac. Sept. DGFT had mooted the idea of raising vigilance at ports and asking the Customs department to confiscate such imports if detected. 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. second hand computers and laptops were brought into the country using this clause that allowed such imports through donations made to educational institutions. 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. Mitra had then asked the director general of foreign trade to frame suitable changes in the policy to ban such imports. including printers. keyboards and storage units. At the July meeting chaired by the revenue secretary..securities. Australia.coming primarily from developed nations such as US. The imports were made despite a prohibitory order in this regard.Govt may ban import of e-waste Publication: Economic Times Provider: Bennett. 5: Manufacturers of electric and electronic products have started the recycling and disposal of e-waste as part of their environment-friendly initiatives.iimcal. 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. The country. environment bodies estimate India generates nearly 4 lakh tonnes of e-waste annually which is likely to double in the next few years.com Firms take back used items to check e-waste Publication: Telegraph Provider: ABP Limited September 6. registered charitable hospitals. public library. The e-waste issue assumed significance after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized some containers in Chennai containing large quantity of such waste. research and development organisations and community information centers. Coleman & Co. Canada. research and development organisations and community information centers.in:2048/doc. however. Korea and Brunei in violation of norms. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. monitors. 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. 8 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . For Reprint Rights: timescontent. 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.after several cases of e-waste smuggling came to light recently. Toxic cyanide is released in the process of extraction of yellow metal from electrical waste and computer components. laptops and computer peripherals. 2010 Pradeep Thakur NEW DELHI: The government is considering banning the import of used computers and other electronic waste . instead of a complete ban. The half-a-dozen seized containers were filled with outdated computers and electrical waste.
Shin.com. the corporation sources added.http://site. According to E-Parisara. 20 -. notices had already been issued to the importers concerned. The civic body has engaged a private consultant for selection of a private developer for implementing e-waste management.â€ corporation commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni said. and computer peripherals at specific pick-up points from where they are sent for recycling and disposal. In future.” said J. which is sent to landfills. 5th in 3 months 9 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . “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.ac. or exporting toxic wastes to developing countries. consumer durables such as television sets.html?pc=IN&pr. the treatment of e-waste will be taken up on a scientific basis. This initiative reaffirms our commitment towards building awareness for responsible consumption. end-of-life electronic appliances. mobile phones.in:2048/doc. The private firm will procure the e-waste from the corporation and after dismantling the electronic structures it can re-sell the products. 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. A recent study by the city corporation revealed that Chennai generates about 14.000 tonnes of e-waste annually. Published by HT Syndication with permission from United News of India. â€œThe city corporation will soon identify a private firm to handle the e-waste generated from Chennai.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. 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.ezproxy. 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. including Samsung. 2003â€™. The recycling partners are committed to not incinerating. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. The process has to be scientifically dealt with as the ferrous.. It is approximately estimated that Chennai generates about 30. A survey by an international NGO said India generated 4 lakh tonnes of e-waste every year. landfilling. have partnered e-waste recyclers authorised by the ministry of environment and forests. Eddy current separation and density separation using water has also to be undertaken. 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. Aug. home theatre systems. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes. some dismantled parts should be segregated and shredded before undergoing special treatment.” said a Greenpeace activist. environmental protection is one of our key priorities.securities. Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules 2008. For the fiscal 2008-09. waste management practices and ensuring proper end-of-life treatment to reduce the burden on the planet. president and CEO of Samsung (Southwest Asia). Electronic waste — or e-waste — refers to old. with less than 1 per cent toxic waste emanating.S. Besides. This poses a major health hazard to the people. Nokia and HCL also allow customers to return handsets. the country seems to be turning into an easy dump yard of rubbish from other countries. Under the Samsung Take.Back and Recycling (STAR) programme.800 tonnes. City spews 30K tonnes of e-waste per annum The IT revolution in Tamil Nadu.000 tonnes of e-waste from faulty computers and hardware. which would result in the generation of huge amount of e-waste. 1962 with Hazardous Waste (Management. non-ferrous metals and plastics have to be removed. The special treatment will also include electromagnetic separation. The chartered engineers who examined the consignments said in their reports the goods were non-functional and even reusable items required etensive refurbishing. the waste generated through compact disc (CDs) and tapes was estimated to be around 2. 99 per cent of the e-waste can be recycled in the country.com E-waste consignment seized at Chennai port. CPUs and processors. India’s first recycler.iimcal. particularly in Chennai. With no stringent rules to stop import and dumping of e-waste and municipal garbage in India from abroad. Only a few private firms handle e-waste and they sell the parts that can be reused. The corporation council will discuss this issue shortly. cameras. Nokia and HCL. has created an additional burden for the civic authorities. the commissioner added. which have been dumped by their users. In four cases. Most companies.. According to Ripon Buildings sources. Be the first to comment Dri'S Drive Against E-Waste Publication: United News of India Provider: HT Media Ltd August 23. The DRI has registered cases against the importers for violations of the provisions of Customs Act. some even in broken condition. while mobile phones generated a solid waste of 47 tonnes during this period. DVD players. “As a responsible corporate citizen. computer monitors. 2010 Chennai. printers and home appliances can be disposed of at 235 locations in 20 cities. the civic body will also have an e-waste management policy.
For Reprint Rights: timescontent. None of the five cases detected in Chennai had the relevant papers.. A large number of computer monitors were found to be more than ten years old and were obviously meant for recycling. imported from Brunei at Tondiarpet.com India : DRI detects e-waste dumping in Chennai Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 22. Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. On a tip-off. Even those which are reusable require extensive refurbishing. 127 tonnes of imported e-waste seized Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. 2008. at the Container Corporation of India godown at Tondiarpet. The DRI officials intercepted a consignment marked for Venus Metals.in:2048/doc. the authorities found a container full of old computer parts. As per rules. the authorities found a container full of old computer parts. Of the total consignments.html?pc=IN&pr. Korea. DRI intercepted a container full of old computer parts. Nanganallur. used 10 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . DRI sleuths intercepted a consignment marked for Venus Metals. 2010 The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) was able be seize a consignment of unauthorized e-waste in Chennai.ac. Ltd August 22. 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. CPUs and processors. Chennai.ezproxy. Late on Thursday. The import of e-waste and electrical waste is under the purview of the Hazardous Waste Rules. circuit boards. In the fifth such case of illegal e-waste dumping in three months. which extract metals from the waste and dump the hazardous parts. DRI officials said Chennai had become a dumping ground for e-waste from Australia. 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. 2010 The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) was able be seize a consignment of unauthorized e-waste in Chennai. The DRI officials intercepted a consignment marked for Venus Metals. In the last two months. mercury and lead poisoning. The import of e-waste and electrical waste is under the purview of the Hazardous Waste Rules..com. 89 control panels. Examination of goods in the containers revealed the presence of computer monitors. Brunei and Canada and two from Korea. seized 127 tonnes of e-waste imported from four foreign countries from a container terminal here. 2008. August 21. one each was imported from Australia. officials found that the container had 166 used computer monitors. The consignment was declared as 'switch board scrap'. which were found to be very old. Chennai. from Brunei. Rajan. Additional Director General. Nanganallur. 2010 Special Correspondent CHENNAI: Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). from Brunei on Thursday and market it as scrap. imported from Brunei. Following the information five consignments covering eight containers with goods were taken up for scrutiny. 2010 K Praveen Kumar CHENNAI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday detected the fifth case of e-waste dumping in Chennai. which if dumped could pose serious health hazards to the public and damage to the environment through nickel. "The chartered engineers. loose electrical motor parts. DRI has intercepted five such consignments in Chennai and seized more than 127 tonnes of e-waste. 2008. reported that they contained goods which were non-functional. said they received specific information that electrical and electronic wastes were imported under the pretext of used computers through Chennai port. India : DRI detects e-waste dumping in Chennai Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 22. who examined the consignments.” DRI additional director general C Rajan said. On examination. This is then sold to small industries. from Brunei on Thursday and market it as scrap. Nanganallur. 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. Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules. where the cost of disposal and recycling is high. In the fifth such case of illegal e-waste dumping in three months. Canada and Brunei. Coleman & Co. which would result in heavy e-waste generation.securities. C.http://site.iimcal. DRI. the import of e-waste and electrical waste are covered under the Hazardous Waste (Management. broken computer printers and keyboards. Many of these countries export their waste to developing countries in connivance with importers. imported from Brunei at Tondiarpet. A large number of computer monitors were found to be more than ten years old and were obviously meant for recycling.
securities. ISRI`s policy also calls for safe and responsible recycling of e-scrap in the United States. of which about 12. 23 states had enacted some type of electronics recycling legislation. The U. As of June. 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. Other states are considering legislation or have established commissions to study options to manage used electronics. which says that 75 to 80 percent of used electronics end up in landfills. which were meant for recycling. 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. Environment Minister Jairam ramesh said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Mr.com. the GAO is recommending that the subject be tackled in state recycling programs or via the establishment of federal standards through new legislation. with 75 to 80 percent of obsolete electronics ending up in landfills. based in Seattle (AMM. and appeared to be in an unusable condition. face no export scrutiny. In four cases notices have already been issued to the importers. only 13. On the domestic front. e-cycling rates. The San Francisco-based coalition said that 2. "Electronic waste exports risk harming human health and the environment in countries that lack safe recycling and disposal capacity. including cellular telephones. backed by BAN?underscores the need to adopt standards on a national rather than state level (AMM. is being credited with stepping up enforcement of e-waste export requirements. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).S.in:2048/doc. such as banning some electronics from landfills or funding voluntary recycling efforts. recycling continues to gain popularity.01 million tons of e-waste in 2007. But growing rivalry between competing e-cycling norms?namely the Responsible Recycling (R2) standards fostered by the EPA vs.ac.. which can contain mercury. In the cases taken up for investigation. according to the GAO study. Washington. the importers were not in possession of the required permission. A large number of the computer monitors were found to be more than 10 years old.S. including metallics. the latest data available. although it has drawn a salvo of fire from Basel Action Network (BAN).6 percent was recycled. The GAO is recommending further examination of how the EPA can take a larger role. E-waste management project launched 11 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .html?pc=IN&pr. subject to a matching contribution from the state government concerned. Of this.iimcal. the Electronics TakeBack Coalition says on its Web site. Mr. The rest went to landfills or incinerators.. To ensure proper disposal of e-waste. April 6). Similar efforts have been made by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Mr. but initiatives are being done at a state level rather than any federal-level programs. July 10). according to the U. But other electronic items. Exports of e-waste remain largely unregulated. Rajan added.6 percent (410.http://site. 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.ezproxy.6 million tons of e-waste were generated nationally in 2005.000 tons) was recycled. The DRI has registered cases against the importers. The seized goods would be re-exported to the country of origin after due process of adjudication. citing federal EPA data. they also can pose a health hazard. 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. the government had introduced a scheme to provide funding of up to 25 per cent of the total project cost.S. the betterpublicized efforts by advocates of E-stewards. helping to reduce the amount of lead unlawfully leaving the country in cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Government Accountability Office (GAO) study entitled Electronic Waste: Considerations for Promoting Environmentally Sound Reuse and Recycling." the study said. 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. On the state level. Rajan said. Low electronic recycling rates in the United States not only result in the loss of valuable resources. Rajan said. 2010 BS Reporter To promote setting up of adequate facilities to recycle electronic waste. the EPA regulates the management of e-waste and promotes voluntary efforts. The United States generated 3. (AMM) GAO calls for national e-waste plan Publication: Metal Bulletin Provider: Metal Bulletin com August 16. Hazardous waste The import of electrical and electronic waste are covered under Hazardous Waste (Management.
He said the GTZ had been working towards finding solutions to the problem of e-waste through city-level interventions and policy dialogues. Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP). Lakshmi Narayan of KKPKP spoke about the important role that the informal sector plays in the recycling of electronic waste.We live in a `trilemma'. depleting resources and deteriorating environmental situation. depleting resources and deteriorating environmental situation. generators. Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA).. and not dilemma." he said.http://site. H. Technical Manager of GTZ-ASEM. Pimpri and Chinchwad by involving informal sector associations..html?pc=IN&pr. Modak. Ms.M. `Trilemma' . He announced PMC's programme for reducing e-waste ? the Rochem Concord Blue ? which will deal with 700 metric tonnes of waste everyday. between achieving inclusive growth. Reusing waste forms a big aspect of the solution to this. A stakeholders' consultation on e-waste management was conducted in Pune to address the issue. Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP). Executive Director General of MCCIA Anant Sardeshmukh stated the challenges faced by the industry while designing and implementing e-waste management systems. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). H. and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)-Advisory Services in Environmental Management (ASEM) shared ideas on the issue. a consultant for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA). 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).ac. and not dilemma. recognised the need to identify stakeholders and ensure their protection as well. 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. The proposed action under this project aims at improving the situation of e-waste management in Pune. About one third of India's electronic waste is generated in this region. Dr. Technical Manager of GTZ-ASEM Ashish Chaturvedi spoke on the objectives that the project proposes to realise. Recyclying waste forms a big aspect of the solution to this. Janvani. Need for legislative framework Director of GTZ-ASEM Dr. 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.. New programme Dr." he said. between achieving inclusive growth. . August 16.iimcal. One of the main objectives is to 12 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . He also shared how GTZ has been working towards finding solutions to the problem of e-waste through city-level interventions and policy dialogues. August 16. The event also witnessed the launch of a new project on e-waste management by GTZ. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Janvani. Recycling e-waste is the need of the hour Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd.. Modak. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). Juergen Bischoff threw light on the current context of e-waste in India as well as internationally.com. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce. A stakeholders' consultation on e-waste management was conducted in Pune over the weekend to address the issue. and recyclers in setting up a channelisation mechanism in the waste management system.ezproxy. The GTZ launched a new project on e-waste management on the occasion.in:2048/doc. 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). Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).We live in a `trilemma'. and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)-Advisory Services in Environmental Management (ASEM) came together to share ideas and solutions on the issue. 2010 Staff Correspondent Pune: The Mumbai-Pune corridor produces one third of India's electronic waste. Ashish Chaturvedi shared the project objectives which offer a platform for bridging the gap in e-waste management between the formal and informal sector. Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. It is also the highest producer of India's electronic waste.securities. and expressed the need for a dedicated legislative framework for Electronic Waste Management in India. Director of GTZ-ASEM Juergen Bischoff expressed the need for a legislation for electronic waste management in India.M. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce.
000 tonnes annually and loopholes in the laws facilitate this. e-wastes from old computers would jump by 500 percent from the 2007 levels in India.securities. many developing countries will face the specter of hazardous e-waste mountains with serious consequences regarding the environment and public health. If this trend continues. and instead of organizing this sector. 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.000 tonnes of electronic waste every year. August 15.. cost effective garbage collectors with big business.. About 10 percent of the e-waste generated is recycled every year.http://site.iimcal. We never stop and think about what we are giving back to the earth other than the increased carbon footprints and e-wastes. CSE. A recent report by the Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE) says that apart from generating about 3.000 tonnes. India is the second largest e-waste generator in Asia. About one third of India's electronic waste is generated in this region.ezproxy. The UN study says that by 2020. The Global e-waste Dumping Ground? Publication: DQ Channels Provider: Cyber Media India Ltd. "We need to think how we can build a new model for waste managers." says Sunita Narain. The project is aimed at improving e-waste management in Pune. The study alleges that the unorganized sector recycles more than 90 percent of this. India imports another 50. 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. India generated 5.html?pc=IN&pr. It is estimated that illegal import of e-waste in the country stands at about 50. In the year 2009. According to CSE. bridge the gap in e-waste management between the formal and informal sector. 13 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Unless action is taken immediately to properly collect and recycle materials. we have to think how policy can legalize.000 tonnes of e-waste in 2007 which is equal to 110 million laptops. but under our noses.50.in:2048/doc. regulate and even pay for this trade to happen not out of sight. It is illegally trading e-waste. posing serious health issues. Pimpri and Chinchwad. 2010 Unless action is taken immediately to properly collect and recycle materials. India will soon become dumping ground for the global e-waste.ac. Director. and by 200 percent to 400 percent in South Africa and China. 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. 2010 Amruta Byatnal Pune: The Mumbai-Pune corridor may be the hot spot for investors. the governments new draft rules with regard to waste management ignore the reality and are likely to be toothless. The e-wastes from old mobile phones will be seven times higher in China and eighteen times higher in India. (Source: DQ) E-waste management project launched Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. A stakeholders' consultation on e-waste management was conducted in Pune on Friday to address the issue. and the unorganized sector is right behind almost all of it. We have all the bad things to highlight if we start analyzingfrom carbon emissions to e-wastes. and such illegal trade results in huge pollution in the industry. Its our duty to prevent such a global disaster. Instead of thinking about replacing small. It is also the highest producer of India's electronic waste. India generated 3.com.30. According to a UN report. Informal dealers refurbish and make money from e-waste. the report warns. August 15. As per the data. government chooses to ignore it.9 million tonnes of hazardous waste. the remaining is refurbished.
Delhi came next. He also shared how GTZ has been working towards finding solutions to the problem of e-waste through city-level interventions and policy dialogues. In Delhi. and recyclers in setting up a channelisation mechanism in the waste management system. .iimcal.We live in a `trilemma'. three informal sector associations have been formed and a formal recycler has also been established. Pimpri and Chinchwad by involving informal sector associations." he said. recognised the need to identify stakeholders and ensure their protection as well. and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)-Advisory Services in Environmental Management (ASEM) came together to share ideas and solutions on the issue. The e-waste management initiative has been most successful in Bangalore where it was launched in 2006. Dr. specifying the polluter pays' principle. he said.com MMRDA will invite bids for e-waste plant 14 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . 2010 Manish Umbrajkar PUNE: After Delhi.in:2048/doc. Reusing waste forms a big aspect of the solution to this. Ms. a consultant for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). ragpickers' organisations and industries manufacturing electronic goods. small and medium-scale enterprises involved in recycling. The objective is to improve the living standards in urban centres and support the implementation of the national environment policy. Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP).M. the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture. Mahratta Chamber of Commerce. The initiative is referred to as Weee recycle' that will establish e-waste channels to enhance environment friendly recycling. Bangalore and Kolkata where initiatives have been launched for management of electronic waste through a collective effort of the stakeholders.com. Ashish Chaturvedi shared the project objectives which offer a platform for bridging the gap in e-waste management between the formal and informal sector. The event also witnessed the launch of a new project on e-waste management by GTZ. Coleman & Co. The proposed action under this project aims at improving the situation of e-waste management in Pune. He announced PMC's programme for reducing e-waste ? the Rochem Concord Blue ? which will deal with 700 metric tonnes of waste everyday. and integration of the informal and formal e-waste collection channels. Director of GTZ-ASEM Dr. Pune may well be the next city where a similar plan will materialise. Juergen Bischoff threw light on the current context of e-waste in India as well as internationally. depleting resources and deteriorating environmental situation.. The target groups will be manufacturers of IT equipment. In Bangalore. Ltd August 14. Chaturvedi added. Efforts would also be made to establish cooperation models between the formal and the informal sectors dealing with e-waste. "One of the challenges was setting up collection mechanisms for the e-waste in urban areas. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC).html?pc=IN&pr. 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. An association has been formed for e-waste management in Delhi while there has been capacity building at various levels.http://site. 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. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. a core group came up with the draft of the e-waste management and handling rules. generators. 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).securities. Technical Manager of GTZ-ASEM. Janvani. and having a clear role for the involvement of the informal sector in e-waste management. Lakshmi Narayan of KKPKP spoke about the important role that the informal sector plays in the recycling of electronic waste. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). There is increased awareness. Industry and Agriculture (MCCIA). between achieving inclusive growth.. Dr. and not dilemma." he added. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. and GTZ. 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. and expressed the need for a dedicated legislative framework for Electronic Waste Management in India. Janwani. Modak. and the formal sector recycling units. Chaturvedi said. 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.ezproxy. 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. Executive Director General of MCCIA Anant Sardeshmukh stated the challenges faced by the industry while designing and implementing e-waste management systems.ac. research and development activities related to e-waste management in these cities. NGOs. The capacity for environmentally sound e-waste recycling among the workers in the informal sector would also be improved.. The final touches are being given and the stakeholders would be Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations. H.
in:2048/doc. A special site for reprocessing over 11. the efforts to maintain this balance and control the damage are only scanty and unorganized. we are losing sight of the consequent hazards that endanger environment.0 lakh 15 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 ." said an official. taxpayers have supplied more than $200 million since 2005 to support research and development of new technologies and to cover business incubation costs. treat and dispose of the e-waste to safeguard environment and human life in the most scientific way. The growth should and must be proportionate to the environmental demands. with a specific focus on subsidising the development of green energy technologies. said the reprocessing is done in various parts of the city and people are exposed to these pollutants. Studies show that the processing of e-waste in the city.ezproxy. Kurla. Lamington Road and Mankhurd.8 million to go towards investment in green energy technologies. they say. The main areas for reprocessing are Saki Naka. 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. The authority has shortlisted five sites for the processing unit at either Taloja or Vasai. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. "We will use scientific methods to recycle e-waste.. Coleman & Co. A plot of land is reserved for the Green Belt around the project and the Authority has identified five sites for the same. tnn For Reprint Rights: timescontent. 2010 The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to invite tenders for the e-waste processing plant within the metropolitan region. Dharavi and Shastri Nagar in Mahim. Well aware of this. Ltd August 8.'' said MMRDA joint project director Dilip Kawathkar.html?pc=IN&pr. seldom do they appear synchronized. Sonarpur in Grant Road. To be set up on a public-private partnership model. reports Indian Express. transport and recover precious metals from e-waste and for safe treatment.com India : Mumbai calls for e-waste tenders Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 4. Pennsylvania taxpayers are supplying a development authority with $16. Don Taki in Kamathipura. Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority redirects taxpayer money from the state's general fund budget to give resources to private industries and entrepreneurs. Safed and Wire Lane in Andheri. But. Founded in 1983 and funded as a line item in the Department of Community and Economic Development budget. which find their way to dustbins.http://site. the science and technology department has decided to launch an awareness drive so that people hand over non-disposable waste to authorized dealers only. The Authority has planned to engage only qualified e-waste service providers to process. which has conducted a survey of the trade. pencil cells as well. Coleman & Co. This will generate income as well as keep the hazardous pollutants our of the air and water in the city.iimcal. The MMRDA is in the process of preparing the bid documents. which is also considered at the initial stage. Awareness drive on e-waste handling Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. 2010 ASHLEY D'MELLO MUMBAI: The growing problem of e-waste (discarded electrical and electronic equipment) is finally being tackled. 2010 The administration is yet to take concrete steps to tackle the problem of tones of e-waste generated in city. 2010 Growth and harmony should walk hand-in-hand. The land requirement for this facility is 4 Hectares to take care of present and increasing growth for future. India : India E-Waste generation to increase by 2012 to about 8. the plant will have comprehensive facilities to collect.com India : MMRDA to manage E-Waste on PPP basis Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 8. done by hundreds of small establishments.ac..securities. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). However. is leading to emission of hazardous dioxins and heavy metals. the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has taken up the mantle to manage e-waste that is endangering environment today.000 tonne of e-waste generated by the city is being planned in the distant suburbs. 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. "There is no idea about the amount of e-waste generated in city as it includes small household items like electronic toys.com. With no clear policy on how to deal with the problem. Ltd August 10. states The Bulletin.
Ramachandran said that device independency had come into effect because of the need to safeguard the globe from e-waste. which contained only a certain set of questions and answers. 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. Mr. A transaction advisor will be appointed soon after which the tenders will be floated in around a month s time. Department of Information Science and Technology. India : MMRDA to float tenders for e-waste processing plant soon Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 2.http://site. To be set up on a public-private partnership model. he said. Within three years. 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. Ramachandran urged them to constantly update their knowledge on CSE/IT in view of the quick obsolescence of knowledge in these fields. 2008 for proper management and handling of hazardous wastes. Mr. plastics. said M R Shah. Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified the Hazardous Wastes (Management.in:2048/doc. 16 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . The Inventory Assessment Manual of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2007. and sharing of computer resources and provision of information technology (IT) services through a drastic reduction in the use of hardware. 60. said V. Of these one lakh students. Mr. these computers would become obsolete and would have to be replaced. Ramachandran said that the number of qualified technical teachers was not commensurate with the number of colleges that had sprung up. Ramachandran said that out of 1. principal advisor. it may also allow private players to choose the plot for the processing unit. is estimated to cost Rs 80 crore. . he said. annual generation per capita is less than 1 kg. The authority has shortlisted four plots in Taloja and one in Vasai. . The E-waste disposal practices in Western countries are based on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) concept. Ramachandran.47 lakh MT of e-waste was generated in 2005..ezproxy.com. Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules. The reason for this was the skill development that had taken place in the engineering colleges in these branches. the plant will have comprehensive facilities to collect.. Pointing out that the IT sector had picked up after a recent slowdown. etc. and called upon the CSE/IT students to focus on studies related to conversion of hardware into software. would be the solution to the problem posed by the accumulation of e-waste. The MMRDA is in the process of preparing the bid documents. added Shah. The disposal of accumulating obsolete computers has posed a serious environmental problem. Units handling e-waste are required to register with CPCB.iimcal.You have to develop your skills to meet the needs of the industry. August 1. The authority has shortlisted five sites for the processing unit at either Taloja or Vasai. and not employment. but we will give options to the interested players to choose from the five locations. Through the bids. 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. MT by 2012 Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba August 2. there would be about 1.html?pc=IN&pr. Solid Waste Management Cell. there were only 3000 qualified teachers. In countries like India. said the project. which envisages conversion of hardware into software.Cloud computing will be solution to e-waste" Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd.5 lakh computers in the nearly 500 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Mr. transport and recover precious metals from e-waste and for safe treatment.one lakh students would be admitted in the circuit branches comprising CSE/IT. barring the land component.000 qualified teachers in the circuit branches in the engineering colleges.75 lakh students likely to be admitted to 509 engineering colleges in the State . . which include e-waste.. Mr. thus reducing the number of computers used by the people. 2010 The projected e-waste generation in India is expected to increase to about 8. 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. 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.000 would be admitted to CSE and IT alone. professor. Today. 2010 Special Correspondent Association of Department of Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology inaugurated at college ? VELLORE: Cloud computing. Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE).ac. He advised them to avoid relying merely on the university-prescribed textbooks. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) and Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering in view of the students' preference to these branches. estimated that e-waste generation in European Union is about 14 to 15 kg per capita per annum. was the criterion for software engineers.. CSE/IT would play a vital role in the development of green engineering and science. it is estimated that about 1. Shah. As against the requirement of 25.0 lakh MT by 2012. Ramachandran said that the calculator which was widely used about a decade ago had become redundant today as it was inbuilt in cellphone. With each engineering college in the State having 300 computers. MMRDA." he said." he said. There will be only one plot for the unit. Anna University.. This would lead to effective place management and e-waste management.You should learn by doing things. 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. a former chief engineer with the BMC s solid waste management department. Employability.securities. As per the survey by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).including 42 new colleges on completion of the ongoing counselling process .
EEE and Mechanical Engineering and MBA. committing to manage e-waste in an environmentally sound manner. then they get mixed up with common waste. Chitra. Almost 95 per cent of these qualified teachers were in the age group of 30 to 35. additional chief secretary. About eight industrial associations will sign a pledge on Thursday. said that B." Looking ahead at feasible solutions to solve this problem. said: .in:2048/doc.Metals such as lead and cadmium found in electronic appliances have contaminated more than 50 per cent of Bangalore's groundwater reserves. Industries in Bangalore are willing to do their bit in the e-waste sector. The college. which is soon to be notified by the ministry of environment and forests. environment." he said.City-based industrial associations are gearing up to comply with the new rule on e-waste management.securities. Rag pickers pick them up and risk their health. Dr. KSPCB chairperson A. offered B. e-Parisara. The intake in ECE is likely to be doubled from 60 to 120. ECE. Ramachandran delivered a special lecture on `Distributed service models. Students urged to focus on studies related to conversion of hardware into software . at present. Later.iimcal. Parthasarathy. Our collection. who are generating e-waste are geared up to comply with it.html?pc=IN&pr.. Principal.Small-scale industries can play a proactive role in waste collection and segregation by pooling their wastes and dispatching them to recycling centres." said Meera Saksena. At a programme held here on Thursday aimed at creating awareness on practices related to collection and handling of e-waste.' G.ac. Head of the Department of CSE & IT. Coleman & Co. 2010 BANGALORE. IT. recycling and reusing techniques have to be streamlined before the environment is affected. Our task is to bring informal sector to formal ways. energy conservation and other environment-friendly approach will be undertaken through this project. As new rules on e-waste management will be notified shortly by ministry of environment and forests and government of India. welcomed the gathering. in CSE.ezproxy. If they are not properly disposed of. KSPCB. he said. .. "There are things we can easily do. Emulating the segregation practices in developed countries." Industries to embrace e-waste rule Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd July 29. Sadashivaiah said even today 90 per cent of e-waste was collected and disposed of by the informal sector. chairman." added Sadashivaiah. director.. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. The industries are planning to put up e-waste bins in their offices to deposit old batteries.. which pollutes our environment. Baskar. cleaner production. chargers and send them to e-Parisara for recycling. 2010 Staff Reporter BANGALORE: Even as the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is poised to notify rules on electronic waste (e-waste) management.com.http://site. debating on various recycling technologies and informing stakeholders about the .. Mr. KEC." said S Sadashivaiah.E. Ltd July 31. Only 10% are collected.. The volume of e-waste is growing at 3 to 5% a year.It is hard to find teachers in the 35-55 age group in engineering colleges. Civil Engineering would be started in KEC from the current academic year. contaminate soil.extended producer responsibility" stipulated in the new rules. at a sensitization programme for industries on Thursday. Several training programmes on how to reduce toxic substances in electronic products. "E-waste produces organic polluters which create toxic chemicals.S. 2010 BANGALORE: The city seems to have woken up and realized the importance of e-waste. water and is a threat to living forms.Stop relying merely on university-prescribed textbooks" Firms to abide by e-waste rules Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett.com Board launches e-waste sensitisation Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. July 29 -. . the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has launched its sensitisation and awareness drive. July 30. "More than 80% of e-waste is in the hand of informal collectors. industries in Bangalore. Little steps as to how we dispose of our e-waste. we should have different colour coded dustbins. each dealing with the collection of a particular kind of waste.. The informal sector collects e-waste and burns some of it. 17 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .E. The college was awaiting the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education.
Sensitisation and awareness programme on collecting and handling e-waste is being organised jointly by HAWA GTZ. cell phones. The Eco Birdd is a cluster of recyclers who joined hands to get into the formal way of recycling e-waste.iimcal. Mr.ecobirdd@gmail. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. 2010 Prithvijit Mitra KOLKATA: Electronic waste has been flooding Kolkata and could soon cross the 10. Three thousand tonnes of central processing units (CPU). CFL bulbs and iPods comprise the other 6. he said. here. has more than 2. 2010 Staff Reporter BANGALORE: Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) Chairman A. which generates about 4. Tonnes of these 18 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Adviser to the Chief Minister A. CPUs and circuit boards of most electronic gadgets generate heavy metals like cadmium. biologically active material. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and industrial associations eMerg and CLIK on Thursday.. Bangalore. comprises nearly a third of the trash and poses a major health hazard.ezproxy. Speaking at the opening of Eco Birdd Recycling Company Pvt. Mr. Sadashivaiah also complimented the efforts of Rizwan Khan. Mr.ac. Ltd July 23. DVDs. CFL bulbs contain mercury. On the one hand. MP3 players.com. July 23. 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. 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. reuses. keyboards and monitors are thrown away and end up at second-hand computer stores where they are recycled. 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. Mr.000 tonne. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement. 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. refurbishes. Ltd.http://site. toxic fumes are being emitted.000 tonne mark.html?pc=IN&pr. for his initiative in setting up a sophisticated e-waste recycling unit.. Khan said. and on the other.S. compact discs. would extend support to such ventures. the silicon waste will be sent to KSPCB authorised centres. gelium and silicon. 21% is plastic and 13% is non-ferrous. In addition. reusing and recycling of the e-waste. heavy metals are being released. Rejected computers. "This is a double blow for the environment. He noted that the unit scientifically disposes off toxic metals. says a survey by Saviours and Friends of Environment (SAFE). Coleman & Co. 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. refurbishing. email . In his inaugural address.com and on www. a green NGO. Ravindra congratulated the company for distinguishing itself by moving from the informal sector to the formal one. While some portions are rejected. TVs. it says.000 tonnes of e-waste every year.securities. for they are made up of heavy metals that are being littered on city streets. The plant has a capacity of handling about 350 tonnes of e-waste a month. The unit dismantles. The Eco Birdd has its plant at Azeez Sait Industrial Estate in Nayandahalli and can be contacted on Ph: 2274822. Manohar. washing machines. according to a survey. Domestic appliances like refrigerators. CPUs have gold which is often extracted by melting down the plastic casing in open air. Managing Director of Eco Birdd.com E-waste recyclers urged to work in clusters Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. While 50% of this gigantic volume of waste is ferrous mixed with heavy metals. please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The board. he said.000 electronic and electrical equipment manufacturing industries. The draft rule lays emphasis on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).com.in:2048/doc.ecobirddrecycling. Sadashivaiah said the informal sector should take a cue from the success saga of milk unions in the State. Separator While metal parts in the e-waste will be removed and melted. acids and plastic during the recycling process. the rest are retained. Khan told The Hindu after the opening ceremony that the unit undertakes dismantling.
The UN study says that by 2020. according to moderate estimates. as part of a regular recycling plan. batteries and chargers could be brought to the stipulated outlets." said Datta. While old mobile phone sets. CSE. e-waste generator.in:2048/doc. Fashion too has a part to play in the fast changing mode of cellular transformation. Black-and-white TV sets. washing machines.com. New-age technologies introduced by competing manufacturing entities had brought a sea change in the cellular phone segment. there are many people who might be throwing away the dead phones which pose environmental problems. 2010 R. many developing countries will face the specter of hazardous e-waste mountains with serious consequences regarding the environment and public health. Now. it needs to be separated at source. Kasba and Park Circus. Ramabhadran Pillai Nearly 20 phones are discarded in Kochi every day KOCHI: With mobile phones becoming gadgets of mass use. as part of a recycling campaign. We never stop and think about what we are giving back to the earth other than the increased carbon footprints and e-wastes. Green activist Subhas Datta warns that e-waste would lead to a crisis if efforts were not made to segregate it from other trash.. The survey also reveals that less than 20% of electronic goods priced below Rs 20. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. "Like bio-medical waste.securities. June 30. consumers now prefer to buy a new one than get an old. cadmium and mercury are removed from the mobile phone units and the other parts are recycled to make items such as children's toys.. "Considering the number of MIG families we have in Kolkata and its surroundings. We have all the bad things to highlight if we start analyzing—from carbon emissions to e-wastes. president of the Kerala chapter of Indian Cellular Association. who is also the proprietor of a distribution chain of FMCGs. according to Algiers Khalid. The customers are given coupons or vouchers to download music. This is adding to the volume of the waste at a furious pace. The number of old phones being discarded too is on the rise. In the year 2009. 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. posing serious health issues. harmful metals are being dumped everyday at places like Topsia. July 9.html?pc=IN&pr. Sunita Narain. The worrying aspect is the fact that this volume will rise sharply as electronic goods turn cheaper. Center for Science and Environment Everyone is so lost in the urban rat race that we all have forgotten the world around us." said Bhattacharya. India is the second largest e-waste generator in Asia. dated gadget repaired. Youngsters are always on the lookout for trendy ones and they are tempted to change the gadgets more often.9 mn tonnes of hazardous waste. the report warns.com Mobile phones adding to e-waste Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. In fact. "With technology being upgraded every year. printers and refrigerators comprise the bulk of domestic e-waste. 2010 Keywords: e-waste. and by 200% to 400% in South 19 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .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. this is a huge amount. Attero Recycling.iimcal. The survey reveals that it is the middle income group (MIG) that is responsible in a big way. An average MIG unit generates 20 kg of e-waste annually. The affordability of latest versions has resulted in the number of old phones being discarded. their numbers have swelled in the market." said Sudipto Bhattacharya of SAFE. mobile phones are becoming outdated faster than commodities such as televisions and washing machines. More than 20 old cellular phones are abandoned by the users in Kochi every day. Unless action is taken immediately to properly collect and recycle materials. Only a proper disposal system can help to nullify the ill-effects of this harmful discharge. About 2.ac. Recycling Mr. The company has a scheme to plant a tree per unit of old phones which are recycled. We need to evolve a system of carrying it to a separate dumping ground and either destroy or recycle it. The parts which contain toxic elements such as nickel. it is being dumped at Dhapa which is not safe." added Bhattacharya. the rest is generated from the domestic set-up.http://site. India generated 5. But we need to act fast or else the situation will spin out of control.ezproxy.000 are hardly sent for repairs. According to a UN report. Khalid. India: The global e-waste dumping ground? Publication: Data Quest Provider: Cyber Media India Ltd. e-wastes from old computers would jump by 500% from the 2007 levels in India. While 70% of the e-waste is produced by commercial establishments. during a three-month period recently. computer monitors. he said.
e-waste to help in destroying bacterial infections Publication: Asia News International Provider: HT Media Ltd June 25. A lot of toxic elements are being released to the environment.000 tonnes of e-waste in 2007 which is equal to 110 mn laptops. As per the data. A recent report by the Delhi based Center for Science and Environment (CSE) says that apart from generating about 3. said A S Sadashivaiah. CMN Correspondent maildqindia@cybermedia. government chooses to ignore it. a chemical compound that is compatible with the human body.Electronic waste. cost effective garbage collectors with big business. the remaining is refurbished.ac.html?pc=IN&pr. the government’s new draft rules with regard to waste management ignore the reality and are likely to be toothless. For Reprint Rights: timescontent. Bangalore alone contributes over 50% of electronic waste (e-waste). Discovery News reported.. The e-wastes from old mobile phones will be seven times higher in China and eighteen times higher in India." he said.iimcal. Informal dealers refurbish and make money from e-waste.000 tonnes annually and loopholes in the laws facilitate this. According to CSE.ezproxy. dehydrate it with ethanol. June 25 -. KSPCB has signed an MoU with a Belgium-based organization for recovering precious metals.com." says Sunita Narain. 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. 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. "Over 10. If this trend continues. India imports another 50. The study alleges that the unorganized sector recycles more than 90% of this. 2010 Washington.http://site. Instead of thinking about replacing small. CSE.30. A key element of LCD televisions is polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA).50. Andrew Hunt and his colleagues had to cool and then heat PVA. some strains of Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria. and add a dash of silver nanoparticles to 20 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .000 tonnes of electronic waste every year.000 tonnes of electronic waste is being generated daily in the state. regulate and even pay for this trade to happen not out of sight. and instead of organizing this sector. but under our noses. It’s our duty to prevent such a global disaster. There is a severe threat to environment if the e-waste is not scientifically treated and disposed off. we have to think how policy can legalize.in 'E-waste must be treated on a war footing' Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. It is estimated that illegal import of e-waste in the country stands at about 50. India generated 3. Coleman & Co. It is illegally trading e-waste. 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. adding that there is a possibility to recover some precious metals like gold.000 tonnes.co. India will soon become dumping ground for the global e-waste.in:2048/doc. The KSPCB chief asked Davanagere DC P S Vastrad to impose a ban on the use of plastics less than 20 microns. Dr Rajmohan.securities. 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. chairman of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB). AOHK president Dr Kanaka Rao. Over 200 delegates from medical colleges and industries took part in the event. 2010 DAVANAGERE: Electronic waste is posing danger to environment and there is an urgent need for its recycling and disposal. He said necessary money and man power will be extended for the welfare of the people working in various industries. and the unorganized sector is right behind almost all of it. 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. director. About 10% of the e-waste generated is recycled every year. "We need to think how we can build a new model for waste managers. silver. platinum from e-waste. in-charge director of regional occupational health centre (Bangalore) and the members of AOHK were present. Africa and China.. and such illegal trade results in huge pollution in the industry. which can be an environmental hazard to the soil.com Now. Ltd June 29.
News Provider: Press Trust of India April 18.ac. Poongothai said the policy would have a single window facility to guide investors.810 tons in 2009. while computers accounted for 56. Business . adding that it would also recommend changing only the component in an electronic item. June 9 Televisions and computers account for a large chunk of the electronic waste generated in the country. which produced more than 21. June 10. Phones The study revealed that the total units of mobile phones sold during 2007-08 stood at 9. The units. mobile phones. Regulatory agencies still must guarantee that silver nanoparticles are suitable for human health applications.979 tonnes of e-waste generated in the country in 2007-08. Tamil Nadu is all set to pioneer an e-waste policy to encourage green information technologies. Of the total e-waste generated.8-2 years.iimcal.3 crore and the compounded annual growth rate was 73 per cent. 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. need to register with Central Pollution Control Board now. she said. Computers Form Bulk Of E-waste Publication: Business Line Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. 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.com. 2010 Our Bureau New Delhi. would address issues pertaining to public health and environment due to the impact of the ''ineffective and continuous disposal'' of e-waste. (MORE) PTI SNR APR SS 21 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . It will be ready in two or three weeks". washing machines and refrigerator were taken into account. It states that mobile phones account for less than half a per cent of the 3. the product "could also be used in pills and dressings that are designed to deliver drugs to particular parts of the body". enhance the material's anti-microbial properties. there are 14 dismantlers or recyclers registered with the Central Pollution Control Board.75 lakh tonnes of e-waste..html?pc=IN&pr. According to a York University press release. She said Tamil Nadu has registered an impressive jump in software exports even during the economic slowdown in 2008-09 at Rs 36. for proper management and handling of hazardous wastes. a top official who led the survey.40 crore. At present. But Hunt and his team have confessed that more work needs to be done.82. The final product could be used in hospital cleaning solutions to help to reduce infections.680. The study was conducted by the Electronics Industries Association of India (ELCINA). less than half (1.Tn All Set To Pioneer E-Waste Policy Publication: Press Trust of India . The policy. computers. Handling and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules.. Arun Senthil Ram. handling e-waste. in which five components like televisions.ezproxy.in:2048/doc. said it was based on "market supply method". The Environment Ministry has notified the Hazardous Wastes (Management. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Asian News International. "A comprehensive e-waste (electronic-wastes) policy has been finalised and will soon be signed by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and other ministers concerned. including e-waste. State IT Minister Dr Poongothai told PTI. Apr 18 (PTI) After wooing global automobile giants and becoming a leading software exporter. 2008.securities. The obsolescence rate of mobile phones was estimated to be 1.com Old Tv Sets." she said. a 29 per cent increase over last year.http://site.000 tonnes. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. Televisions accounted for 2. according to a study sponsored by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. "It will educate the public and officials concerned on how to avoid recycling electronic equipment more often.44 lakh tonnes) was available for recycling as the rest was stacked or not sold by consumers because of the inappropriate resale value. 2010 (11:01) R Satyanarayana Chennai.
Toxic Link and Information Technology industry in a study found that if e-waste is sold to recyclers. According to the new rules. Inc. The official added that all these things were policy matters. which the MCD needs to take care of. without the prior written permission of PTI. 2010 PRASHANT PANDEY and SUCHITRA K. text and images that form part of the PTI Content are for personal use only and may not be re-written. April 12 -.. “This incident (Mayapuri scrap market) should be an eye opener. E-waste is currently defined under Hazardous Management Rules. which can be decided only at the highest level. hold etc. and gives no warranty. MCD spokesperson Deep Mathur said that. a person may be booked under Section 304-B. MOHANTY NEW DELHI April 14: After the first ever incident of radiation that occurred at Mayapuri scrap market in the capital." a ministry official said. copied. the ministry has decided on a separate regulation. "The citizens may also get some money for that. Talking to this newspaper. if need be. e-waste’ Publication: Asian Age Provider: Asian Age Holdings Ltd. has no provision to deal with e-waste and nuclear waste. Govt Readies New Rules To Manage E-waste Publication: Hindustan Times Provider: HT Media Ltd April 12.iimcal. which is culpable homicide not amounting to murder.securities. though. Mehra said that the MCD had nothing to do with this (radiation episode) matter. embargoes. ‘No laws for nuke. that may be issued from time to time. if any. framed. That would mean setting up centres around India where citizens can dispose of items such as computers. citizens will have to dispose of electronic appliances at designated centres instead of in a municipal bin. The city still does not have any law on how to dispose e-waste and nuclear waste. PTI Content is published for information only without assuming a duty of care.Business "Data Provider disclaimer and copyright notice: ©  The Press Trust of India Ltd (PTI) or its Licensors. This is the "Internet Securities. part-II. which were applicable more to industry than to households. He added that while nuclear radiation exposure was far more serious. re-sold or re-distributed. he said. The environment ministry will issue a draft notification for managing e-waste. “If there is no statutory support.." said Ravi Aggarwal.ezproxy.” said senior lawyer Amit Kumar.S. linked or otherwise used whether for compensation of any kind or not. “The MCD only deals with garbage.” said Mr Mehra. The recent incident of radiation in West 22 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . omissions in.http://site. 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In the new rules. soon. of which India will be second largest generator by 2012. municipal commissioner K. 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. 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. no agency will be able to take penal action against those who callously dispose e-waste and nuclear waste. The subscriber will honour editorial advisories including but not limited to kill notes. The Delhi Municipal Act. With e-waste becoming a pollution challenge. Legal experts further added that. which Aggarwal described as a "significant step". the Act only identifies solid waste. 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Do we have clearly identified roles as to which agency is supposed to deal with what kind of waste?” asked an MCD official. the companies could provide an incentive to citizens of up to Rs 400 for a computer to take back their waste. But that would be the case when the damage would have already taken place. in the PTI Content. delays or interruptions to or cessation of access to PTI Content through negligence or otherwise". the ministry has for the first time defined "extended producer responsibility" in dealing with household e-waste. it would need the statutory back-up. corrections. will need its approval. Source:. However. necessary amendments can be made in the DMC Act.html?pc=IN&pr. The information.ac.
large scale burning of e-waste items and the resulting smoke mainly affect the respiratory system. The figures obtained from one major port alone. Saket. posing a serious health concern for people living in the vicinity. liver and even the spleen. Toxic Links.jha@timesgroup. Delhi s Mayapuri Industrial area may have raised alarm bells on the danger posed by the unplanned dumping of e-waste. Finland and the Middle East. the much-hyped draft proposal on Electronic Waste Handling and Management Rules.134 assorted computer systems PIV. The recycling of this glass is a major area of concern and has been found to make way to even items of domestic use. Of these. Burnt e-waste raises health alarm for locals Publication: Times of India Provider: Bennett. This apart. He added that people should avoid going out and consult the doctor in case of any health problem.200 used CRT monitors were shipped into India largely from Singapore and followed by South Africa . among others. There can be a skin allergy. 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. Though the Delhi government has made rules on e-waste disposal and claims to book people for illegal recycling and collecting such waste. But the import of such hazardous material continues unabated in the country.ac. 2010 India. "We get all kinds of e-waste. including PVC. He said that the dealers in this market receive waste material from across the country. Large scale burning of these materials can cause heavy damage to the lungs. photocopying machines and inverter batteries were burnt in the fire.900 used assorted lot of RAM were also imported from the same importer in South Korea. head of the internal medicine department of Max Hospital. as many as 6. may just be the tip of an iceberg. 6. The CRT monitors are obsolete in major parts of the world. The figures obtained from one major port alone.com. 2. In fact. "Toxic metals like mercury.868 assorted CPUs.securities. "It can lead to allergic conjunctivitis and running eye.discarded television sets. the import of large numbers of CRT monitors is one of the major causes for concern. including the obsolete Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors. under the Environment Protection Act. 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. from April 2009 to December 2009. with hazardous presence of lead are making their way into India from South Asia.com For Reprint Rights: timescontent. Short term exposure of heavy metals like Barium.761 old and used printers were also imported from 23 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 ." said Dr Bir Singh. disturbing the bone growth and heart rate and causing alterations to the genetic structure of the cells. said experts. the shopkeepers here do not follow any fire safety norms. To add to it is also exposure to the electro-magnetic fields while using a CRT monitor.. Canada. 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. e-waste. When e-waste burns in open air.200 used CRT monitors were shipped into India largely from Singapore and followed by South Africa between April and December last year. produces dioxins which can damage the immune system.750 assorted hard disks. Interestingly. as many as 6. found in the shop of a metal scrap dealer. It may affect the functioning of living cells as these low-frequency emissions are cited as a possible cause of chromosomal changes.are dangerous for health. But the import of such hazardous material continues unabated in the country. Old people and children are the most vulnerable. CRT monitors make use of leaded glass that contains nearly 2-2.761 old and used printers were also imported from various destinations that prominently include parties from the US. The radiation of Cobalt-60. as there is no sustainable technology as yet to separate lead from glass." Budhiraja said. including India.http://site. have revealed that large numbers of used computer parts. April 12 -. lead and cadmium . besides the Middle-east and South Asia. we send it to recycling plants. pointed out Priti Mahesh. experts pointed out that the area is a known dumping site of e-wastes. can damage heart. itching and rashes. said another doctor. Several tonnes of hazardous e-waste . According to figures available from well-placed sources.900 'used assorted lot of RAM' were also imported from the same importer in South Korea. Interestingly.iimcal. 5.5 kg of the metal. like bangles etc. He said that burning of plastics. a non-profit organisation. under the Environment Protection Act. 3. which is present in cathode ray tubes (CRTs). head of the community medicine department of AIIMS." said a scrap shop owner. It can precipitate respiratory problems like bronchitis and asthma.html?pc=IN&pr.156 assorted mother boards and 2.. Exposure to such toxic metals can lead to cough and throat problems. including the obsolete Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors. skin and eyes. the present case highlights serious anomalies in the system.between April and December last year. Referring to the recent incident of radiation in Mayapuri.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. besides used power supply systems. by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is expected to be ready by this month-end. with hazardous presence of lead are making their way into India from South Asia." he added. they felt.com India a dumping yard for world e-waste Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd April 12.ezproxy. durgesh. Ltd April 12. 5. France and Finland.which are present in electronic items . Finland and the Middle East. the much-hyped draft proposal on Electronic Waste Handling and Management Rules. According to Dr Sandeep Budhiraja. by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is expected to be ready by this month-end. have revealed that large numbers of used computer parts. "After dismantling the waste material and sorting it out. According to figures available from well-placed sources. being taken over by the LCD and plasma screen monitors. Coleman & Co. Other major parts of computers include 2. During the same period. This apart. 6.in:2048/doc. computers. Significantly. project manager. During the same period. from April 2009 to December 2009. be it computers or photocopy machines.
A survey conducted by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee in 2007 provided the last information on hazardous waste. It may affect the functioning of living cells as these low-frequency emissions are cited as a possible cause of chromosomal changes. However. 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. Waste of computers.html?pc=IN&pr. "It isn't difficult to gauge the increasing magnitude of the electronic-waste problem threatening India. April 10. Also.868 assorted CPUs. Environmentalist V. like bangles etc. France and Finland. e-waste. claimed Sinha. from where it goes to the landfills.750 assorted hard disks. hazardous waste is stored by generator units and common effluent treatment plants in their own premises. the import of large numbers of CRT monitors is one of the major causes for concern. One just needs to visit the numerous lanes off the central part of Bangalore or Mandoli. 2. Canada.iimcal. to gauge the magnanimity of the problem. including India. Electronic hardware contains toxic metals as lead.com. The reusable parts are segregated. The remaining waste is broken down and incinerated in huge cauldrons filled with acids that continuously spew out polluted smoke.com Not Aware Of Amount Of E-waste Generated: Delhi Government Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. adult labourers are paid about barely US$ 2 per day. much of which are getting routed to illegal electronic dumping grounds every month. women and even minor boys are seen tearing apart personal computers. 2010 Thiruvananthapuram. sifting through the components.50. 3. There is no point in collecting this waste and then not knowing what to do with it. Referring to the recent incident of radiation in Mayapuri. monitors and other electronic hardware with their bare hands. which have emerged as the so-called "scrap yards". The radiation of Cobalt-60. "Men. Nearly 40. various destinations that prominently include parties from the US." noted the RTI reply. "CRT monitors make use of leaded glass that contains nearly 2-2.. Delhi has no site that has been developed to dispose this kind of waste. Meanwhile. Toxic Links. may just be the tip of an iceberg.000. he added. E-waste Management Campaign Publication: Business Line Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. a non-profit organisation. April 9 24 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . associate director. being readied by the MoEF.000 tonnes of used electronic equipment find their way into India unnoticed every month. besides used power supply systems. cadmium and beryllium besides hazardous chemicals like brominated flame retardants that cause major damage to our health. (an industrial estate on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border). The recycling of this glass is a major area of concern and has been found to make way to even items of domestic use. found in the shop of a metal scrap dealer. 16 e-waste collection bins and 42 paper recycling machines would be distributed throughout the city. The CRT monitors are obsolete in major parts of the world.5 kg of the metal. project manager.in:2048/doc. Of these." The RTI reply also noted that Delhi is yet to develop any hazardous waste disposal site.ac.156 assorted mother boards and 2. To add to it is also exposure to the electro-magnetic fields while using a CRT monitor. 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. they felt.ezproxy. As part of the Government latest initiative.securities. ?No site' ?There is no information available about how much hazardous waste /garbage has been generated in 2008 and 2009." he added. there are no set norms for handling of electronic waste. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer.134 assorted computer systems PIV. mercury. Also there are no safe sites available for disposal of this waste in the city. Jain said: ?While we welcome the move by the State Government to spread awareness about hazardous waste. Whatever can't be incinerated is broken down with chisels and hammers and dumped into the nearest sewer or garbage bins.. K. the experts are keeping their fingers crossed at the upcoming draft proposal on Electronic Waste Handling and Management Rule. And for doing the "dirty work". Unlike the developed countries. Other major parts of computers include 2. being taken over by the LCD and plasma screen monitors." he regretted. 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. This information was provided by the Government in reply to an RTI question." pointed out Satish Sinha. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at email@example.com://site. Announcements made by the Government should be backed with infrastructure to support it. experts pointed out that the area is a known dumping site of e-wastes. as there is no sustainable technology as yet to separate lead from glass. which seems to be the case here. besides the Middle-east and South Asia. 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. Toxic Links. April 12. mobile phones and other electronic waste too come under hazardous waste. soldering is done with lead whereby its hazardous fumes are directly inhaled. 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. disturbing the bone growth and heart rate and causing alterations to the genetic structure of the cells." pointed out Priti Mahesh.
chief executive officer of Earth Sense. at Technopark. The Minister said that although.in:2048/doc. 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.com. waste boxes would be kept in front of offices of every company in Technopark to collect used electrical and computer items. 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. A spokesperson of Artin Dynamics said that as part of the campaign. E-waste awareness campaign in Technopark Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd April 8. Minister for Forests. waste boxes would be kept in front of offices of every company in Technopark to collect used electrical and computer items. ." he said. according to Mr Benoy Viswom.http://site..Our Bureau E-waste Management A Serious Issue: Viswom Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. at one time. Inaugurating an e-waste management campaign launched by Artin Dynamics Controls Private Ltd. ?The issues of pollution and waste management should appeal to everybody who is concerned about the future of Earth. Mr." he said. So. a company working in the area of e-waste management and recycling. E-waste Management Campaign Launched Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Robert said. But remember that it should not be at the cost of the lives of the poor that you address this issue. the IT industry was perceived as a pollution-free industry." Mr. ?The issues of pollution and waste management should appeal to everybody who is concerned about the future of Earth.html?pc=IN&pr. Mr Viswom said this while inaugurating an e-waste management campaign launched by Artin Dynamics Controls at Technopark here. 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.ac. 2010 25 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .iimcal." John Robert. The boxes would later be handed over to Earth Sense for recycling at the end of the week-long campaign. Mr. we need to follow strict guidelines and formalities while recycling e-waste. Industries must desist from converting dwelling places of poor people as their dumping yards.. A spokesperson of Artin Dynamics said that as part of the campaign. Viswom said that electronics and information technology (IT) industries must take a sensitive approach when dealing with issues of e-waste management." he said. April 9. Speaking on ?Significance of e-waste management. April 9. It is when it is recycled that toxic substances seep into the environment.securities. now society had come to understand that there was a great possibility of pollution in this sector. ?e-waste in its raw form is not hazardous as such. Viswom said that electronics and information technology (IT) industries must take a sensitive approach when dealing with issues of e-waste management. at Technopark.ezproxy. a company working in the area of e-waste management and recycling. said that e-waste today was growing three times faster than other waste. ?e-waste management is a serious issue to be taken up by the industries in this sector. 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. this has since been reversed what with pollution potential from this sector looming large through e-wastes. He said that the electronics and information technology industries must take a sensitive approach when dealing with issues of e-waste management. Inaugurating an e-waste management campaign launched by Artin Dynamics Controls Private Ltd. Although the IT industry was perceived as a pollution-free industry.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Monday at a programme organised to launch e-waste disposal at Delhi Secretariat. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. According to unofficial estimates. affecting the environment. She said the Delhi Government has decided to develop a systematic collection mechanism for e-waste. The bins are made of a special material to prevent thefts even as users dispose of the unwanted electronic gadgets. an IT company in Technopark. So old mobile phones.com Delhi Launches E-waste Disposal Scheme Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. will organise an e-waste awareness campaign EWAC-2010.As part of efforts to tackle the growing menace of electronic waste in Delhi. "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.http://site. being dumped in the box. In particular. The e-wastes. electronic waste such as mobile phones. When it is dumped in an irresponsible manner. ?It is time to take up systematic disposal of e-waste to ensure elimination of danger to nature.Ltd for reprocessing. mercury and cadmium. April 6 -." Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) member secretary AK Ambasht said. an e-waste recycling company. Dikshit. Minister for Forests Binoy Viswam will inaugurate EWAC-2010 on Thursday. who will pick up the waste regularly and dispose it safely. 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. that one of the serious crisis faced by the country was the unauthorised dumping of over 1. these bins would be placed in offices. Delhi's Green plan for e-waste disposal Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd April 6. It is in association with the Earth Sense Recycle Pvt. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. 2010 New Delhi. An environment-friendly way to tackle the enormous amount of waste paper generated at schools is through paper recycling. The Chief Minister said another common problem being faced by the schools of Delhi is disposal of waste paper.html?pc=IN&pr. 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. CEO of Artin Dynamics." she said. 2010 Special Correspondent 16 e-waste collection bins. Ms.000 metric tonnes of e-waste is generated in India annually. To begin with.Artin Dynamics. will be collected on a weekly basis and will be sent to Earth Sense Recycle Pvt.60 lakh tonnes of e-wastes per year. One e-waste disposal bin will also be kept at the Delhi Secretariat.com. air and water get contaminated.securities. Under the scheme. A Green Box will be installed in all the companies in Technopark.ac. told a news conference here on Wednesday. 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. 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 Delhi Government has installed an e-waste collection bin at the Delhi Secretariat. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express.Ltd. compact discs and batteries are disposed of in a harmful manner. Ms. The New Delhi Municipal Council would also install such bins at different locations in the area under its jurisdiction.ezproxy. 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. nearly 12. "Nearly 10 schools and six markets have been chosen in New Delhi area to place the specially designed bins. Palakkad." he said. 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. Since there has been a good response. Nelvin Joseph. 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. The Government has tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers. colleges and markets like Nehru Place and Ghaffar Market. 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. due to lack of awareness. At present. who distributed 16 e-waste collection bins and 42 paper recycling machines. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. schools.iimcal. This waste is often burnt producing harmful gases loaded with lead. watch batteries.involving all other companies in the Technopark as part of its second anniversary. April 8 -. he said.in:2048/doc. that the campaign is being organised.. April 6.com 26 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . 42 more schools were on Monday distributed paper recycling machines.. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM. described the move as ?a humble beginning that would help in eliminating the danger of e-waste".
Dikshit said: "With more and more people opting for electronic appliances.. Earlier.com Now. transport and recover precious metal from e-waste and its safe treatment to ensure no environmental degradation. This waste is often burnt producing harmful gases loaded with lead. the PPP expert on the bids. 2010 In first such major initiative to address the problem of electronic wastes. 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. 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. e-waste like mobile phones.com India : No plot yet for e-waste plant. The Government has tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers. We hope we can invite tenders for the processing unit in two months.. 2010 New Delhi. MMRDA. mercury and cadmium.000 tonne by 2015. electronic waste such as mobile phones. principal advisor. 27 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . "Nearly 10 schools and six markets have been chosen in New Delhi area to place the specially designed bins. the MMRDA is yet to locate a four-acre plot in the region for the unit. Due to lack of proper proper disposal. a strong votary of eco-friendly measures. solid waste management cell. April. TVs. 2010 New Delhi. Sheila Dikshit launches e-waste disposal system Publication: Indo Asian News Service Provider: HT Media Ltd April 5.http://site. According to unofficial estimates.As part of efforts to tackle the growing menace of electronic waste in Delhi. At present. Describing the initiative as "a humble beginning".in:2048/doc.com. tenders in 2 months Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba April 5. India : E-waste disposal bins distributed in Delhi Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba April 6." she said speaking on the occasion." she added.html?pc=IN&pr. We will approach the Maharashtra Urban Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (MUIDCL) for the bid process management along with Ajay Saxena. who will pick up the waste regularly and dispose it safely. phones Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd April 5. However. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. compact discs and batteries are disposed of in a harmful manner. special e-waste bins to dispose of old batteries. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service. Dikshit also gave a letter on distribution of six e-waste collection bins to the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) chairman.000 tonne in 2007. Dikshit said serious efforts are needed to deal with the problem of ever increasing electronic wastes like old computers. "In order to address the problem. affecting the environment The bins are made of a special material to prevent thefts even as users dispose of the unwanted electronic gadgets. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. the danger of non-disposal of e-waste is becoming huge. "Another common problem being faced by the schools of Delhi is the disposal of waste paper. batteries and CFL bulbs find way to landfills where leaching of heavy metals and radio active substances causes ground water contamination. However. Eco-clubs in over 88 schools and colleges of Delhi have sensitised students and teachers about paper recycling and have got paper recycling machines.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. 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. 5 -. as well as sending letters to eco-clubs in different schools to spread awareness. It was 20. Dikshit. 16 e-waste collection bins and 42 paper recycling machines were distributed in the Delhi Secretariat. said M R Shah. nearly 12. "To address this. refrigerators and mobile phones. Speaking at the launch programme. 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 proposed plant would have a comprehensive process to collect. it did not materialise." he said." Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) member secretary AK Ambasht said. "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. As per the offer. said Shah. Ten bins will be installed in the schools and six will be put up in public areas under the municipal agency. This kind of waste needs to be disposed systematically and hygienically to minimise the damage on the environment". the MIDC will have to identify a four-acre plot in the MIDCs in MMR. If the location is not suitable we have other options as well. 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.ac. due to lack of awareness. 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.iimcal. 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. we have decided to develop a systematic mechanism to collect e-wastes.000 metric tonnes of e-waste is generated in India annually. Parimal Rai and 10 other similar letters to eco clubs of various schools. April 5 -. As part of the initiative thus." Dikshit said.securities.ezproxy. The MIDC will identify plots in MMR and in the coming weeks will analyse if the location is suitable. One e-waste disposal bin will also be kept at the Delhi Secretariat. The Chief Minister also distributed 16 such e-waste bins to NDMC and some schools. She also said that 42 paper recycling machines will be set up in different schools. said it was high time the city takes the challenge of e-waste seriously.
2010 --> As part of efforts to tackle the growing menace of electronic waste in Delhi. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit will inaugurate this pilot project on Monday. Pvt Ltd at Dobaspet in Bangalore. water. 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. The Union Minister for Finance Pranab Mukherjee honoured Parthsarathy by presenting him a memento. One e-waste disposal bin will also be kept at the Delhi secretariat. The bins are made of a special material to prevent thefts even as users dispose off the unwanted electronic gadgets in them. April 5.” stated the official. Award for e-waste recycler Publication: Deccan Herald Provider: The Printers (Mysore) Limited April 5. which is the headquarters of the Delhi government. 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. 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. due to lack of awareness. “People are disposing off their electronic waste indiscriminately. Precious e-waste Publication: DQ Week 28 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . 2010 /td> Bangalore: Apr 4. Parthasarathy is the Managing Director. mercury and cadmium.000 metric tonnes of e-waste is generated in India annually. especially women. e-Parisaraa. (PTI): Sunday. This waste is often burnt producing harmful gases loaded with lead. The government has identified 10 schools and six market places in New Delhi area. He introduced the indigenous process for the first time in India which has not only helped conservation of natural resources like mineral wealth. 2010 --> P Parthsarathy. which is famous for electronic shops.com.. At present. SIDBI has supported the recycling facility. 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.html?pc=IN&pr. including mobile phones. electronic waste such as mobile phones. According to unofficial estimates. nearly 12. computers and its accessories. but also to generate employment to the rural poor. For the last five years. Delhi Government has tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers who will pick up the waste regularly and dispose it safely. 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. April 04. April 04. Now special e-waste bins to dispose of old batteries. e-waste recycled at e-Parisaraa has recovered metals including precious metals.http://site. compact discs." Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) member secretary AK Ambhast said. energy. was honoured recently during the 20th Foundation Day of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in New Delhi. thus posing serious challenge to the environment. 2010 /td> New Delhi. The recognition is conferred on Parthasarathy for the best innovative method of conserving natural resources and generating employment to the rural poor.. DH News Service City govt plans e-waste bins Publication: Asian Age Provider: Asian Age Holdings Ltd. which also happens to be the chief minister’s Assembly constituency. "Nearly 10 schools and six markets have been chosen in New Delhi area to place the specially designed bins. DH News Service: Sunday.ac.ezproxy. added the official. 2010 Age Correspondent New Delhi April 4: In the run up to the Commonwealth Games this year. The e-waste disposal bins will be placed at markets including Nehru Place. Such wastes pose serious challenge to the environment as generally they are burnt which produce harmful gases loaded with lead.in:2048/doc.securities. which will also cover schools. mercury and cadmium. 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. batteries. The Players’ Building.iimcal. 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." he 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. Apr 4. e-waste recycler of Bangalore. recyclable glass and plastics. which would later be recycled. For the purpose of recycling. phones Publication: Deccan Herald Provider: The Printers (Mysore) Limited April 4.
The more precious the metal.. Widmer stressed that India should include proper guidelines for recovery of rare metals which no one has done so far. Government of India in mid-December announced to come up with a draft legislation on e-waste.html?pc=IN&pr.46. but the real use of tellurium is in making PV cells.000 tonnes in 2005. Project Manager.http://site.iimcal.securities. It will come in the guidelines on a time-to-time basis. Provider: Cyber Media India Ltd. computers and mobile phones. Rapid increase in electrical and electronic product consumption is leading to higher generation of e-waste in the country. but there is a need to have metals that can be used to make solar cells at a reasonable price. Proper recovery guidelines need to be included in the e-waste policies. laser lights and other semiconductors." it suggested.. Mines are getting deeper. Mehta says. 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." said Widmer. At present." said Widmer. Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules to bring SEZ areas under its ambit." said Rolf Widmer.000 tonnes by 2012 from 1. then we will work on the guidelines with the government to make it more clear and broad for the industry. 2010 Technology is available to recover precious metals. gallium and tellurium are used for making ICT and electronics products. "Amendments should be made in the Hazardous Waste (Management." the committee constituted by the Environment Ministry said in its report on how to manage various types of waste in the country. its executive director." said Widmer. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. "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. It is being used in semiconductors. They can also have a centralised facility for the purpose. It has thus recommended the Government to bring them under the legal ambit in order to prevent such dumping. "Recovery targets are not part of the legislation. a Government panel has maintained. According to Widmer. Precious metals could soon vanish in the absence of proper He added that there is technology available to recover these metals. March 28. These metals are important for meeting our energy needs.ac. but e-waste policies lack teeth Precious metals on the earth are getting exhausted." 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. EMPA. we are only aware of the draft legislation. but pointed out that the policies of the government on e-waste guidelines e-waste lack proper instructions to recover these metals. "Lack of stringent regulations and awareness makes dumping a preferred destination for e-waste. Indium is being used to make flat screens for televisions. all these metals after reaching their peak extraction in the next five to ten years will still be available but at very high prices. and soon there will be no metals left to help in the innovation primarily for the development of green technology equipments. a rare metal that can absorb light much better than any other silicon material being currently used to make PV cells. 10-50 percent of indium.com. "Economy depends a lot on the recovery of metals. He pointed out that environmentalists talk about using energy from the sun as an alternative to fossil fuel. the more will be its value for the recycler." said Widmer. Without availability of metals. Recovery of metals depends on the quality of waste that comes to the recycler. it stated and cited a survey that has estimated the wastes to be around 8. Around 20 percent of gold. Tellurium.00.in:2048/doc. You can observe that ICT is linked to metals. 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. and some of them are scarce. March 22 -. Total production of tellurium is 150 pounds per year. "Today gold is of high price because it is said that gold reached its peak extraction time some ten years ago. Vinnie Mehta said that the draft legislation contains very broad points on e-waste. you cannot implement technology.com 29 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Once the legislation is formed and we are able to see the shape of this legislation. In another decade or so we will be touching the peak extraction level of precious metals. Laboratory for Technology and Society. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. and extraction of precious metals is getting exhausted Rolf Widmer. We cannot afford to lose these materials and should focus on their recovery. "Day-by-day mines are getting deeper. "These metals should be used to make PV cells to make them less expensive and more efficient.ezproxy.The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the country are on the verge of becoming dumping sites for e-waste." Prasoon Srivastava Courtesy: CIOL SEZs turning into e-waste dumps Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd March 22. When MAIT—one of the key industry bodies in formulating the draft of e-waste legislation—was asked. Gallium is being used to make LEDs. and extraction of precious metals is getting exhausted. 2010 New Delhi. "The big hype about cheap solar cells has to do with the new composition of metals that can make thin film photo-voltaic cells.
television sets etc. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. By 2012. it will be open to suggestions and comments after which the Ministry will compile the final draft and propose to make it a law. Almost 40 per cent of the municipal and plastic waste generated in India is not collected. Environment Ministry sources say the Ministry.What a dump.html?pc=IN&pr.. which include those manufacturing chemicals and plastic." says the report released on Thursday. and it is growing by the hour.. "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. second only to China. HT Media LTD Strict Government regulations on e-waste soon Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd March 18. 20 -. At present. "Producers should be bound to take back their products after the life of the product is over and to get it recycled/disposed in. The report talks of 36. Mumbai tops the e-waste chart followed by Delhi. "As sales of electronic products in India. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service. March. distributors and consumers will have to follow a certain set of regulations and path before disposing off their old products. Most cities do not have adequate infrastructure to manage the growing household and plastic rubbish. will put online certain set of regulations allocating responsibility to all the producers. these e-waste mountains would have serious consequences for the environment and 30 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Annually 6. mobile phones.com India 2012. 2010 New Delhi. Once the draft goes online. Even though disposing e-waste is defined under Hazardous Waste Management Rules in 2008.in:2048/doc. 2010 New Delhi. Ramesh said India generates around 6. posing serious consequences for the environment. it's the economic growth that poses the biggest challenge . But." 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.Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said the government will establish e-waste treatment facilities in the country. who didn't wish to be identified. at the end of March. 2010 NationalGeneral NewsWhat a dump.iimcal. New Delhi. and half of the organic waste goes untreated." Ramesh told reporters here.http://site.old and dilapidated desk and laptop computers. said. Indiscriminate disposal has left many places environmentally degraded. An E-waste Bin Publication: Hindustan Times Provider: HT Media Ltd March 19. March 19 -. Poor management of the industry-generated hazardous waste is another worry.com. India will generate the most e-waste in the world. toys. most cities don't have a system to collect and dispose of discarded gadgets. says the report. printers. By 2012. and it is growing by the hour. The e-waste products includes . "Unless the city administrations get serious about waste management. "There are only 110 facilities in the country for treating hardly 50 per cent of the organic waste generated. China and other developing countries are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years. without health risks.3.1 mt goes untreated.India is growing fast and so its e-waste. pagers.securities. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Friday cleared Rs. India will generate over 800. And then there is the growing problem of electronic waste.ezproxy.5 million tonnes is recyclable. March 18 -. which can be a discarded refrigerator or end-of-life cellphone or a laptop.ac. refrigerators. The report call for higher penalty for those failing to properly dispose of municipal garbage. the problem could become a major health risk. distributors and consumers of electrical or electronic equipments to get the e-waste recycled till the end of the products life. The estimate is not known as the ministry believes much of the e-waste is brought in illegally. of which roughly 3. music devices.5 billion project to clean up hazardous waste/municipal solid waste dump sites in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal on pilot basis. even though there are technologies available for treatment and reuse. Western countries are adding to this mound. Government to set up e-waste treatment facilities: Ramesh Publication: Indo Asian News Service Provider: HT Media Ltd March 20.managing e-waste. The Government is very serious on the issue and has prepared a set of regulations as per which consumer durable producers." an official.2 mt of the waste is generated and 2.000 hazardous waste industries. digital photo.000 million tonne (mt) of e-waste every year.2 million tonnes of hazardous waste annually. NGOs such as Toxic Link have raised health concern over US and Europe dumping e-waste in India.
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. soon it will be disposed off in an eco. have become tech savvy and that they cannot do without cell phones. "We have tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers who will pick up these waste bins regularly and dispose it safely. The companies will also have to provide with a specific serial number or individual identification code for tracking their product. The department has also 31 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . 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. Concerned about the increasing amount of e-waste (electronic waste) being generated in the capital and being disposed off in most harmful manner.html?pc=IN&pr. the drafts talks of authorising dealers of electrical and electronic equipments to collect used electrical and electronic equipments.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. The Ministry is also asking the producers to take the onus of creating awareness through publications. New Delhi. So if you do not know what to do with your old unused walkmans. its own branded historical waste from the date these rules come into force. remote controls and compact discs just became easier. the ministerial draft also chalks down the measures and means for the producers for the recycle e-waste." said a report from UN Environment Programme recently.securities. computers. Now you can dump the unutilized e-waste without harming the environment.in:2048/doc. The producer shall also be responsible to finance. Taking such strict initiatives to protect the environment from e-waste. universities and colleges for collecting E-waste will prove extremely worthy and beneficial. Now. Sarojini Nagar Market and Connaught Place are some of the areas where the e-waste bins will be kept. There is no doubt in saying that people. there will be bins for e-waste across the city. laptops. I-pods. the heart of the capital.friendly. One bin will also be kept at the Delhi secretariat. According to the draft. 2010 NationalGeneral NewsDiscarding your old electronic items like mobile phones.. According to unofficial estimates. Officials say. A recent UN report has labelled India as the second biggest e-waste contributor in Asia.. remote controls and compact discs just became easier. especially youngsters. The project is likely to take off later this month. 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. Remote In Special E-waste Bins Publication: Hindustan Times Provider: HT Media Ltd March 12. The drafts picks up the need to mandatory recycle any waste generated during the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment.com.ac. Also roping in dealers and distributors. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. Dharmendra. the concerns are raging high and India is expected to act fast on the issue. information booklets accompanying the equipment. and other electronic gizmos and gadgets and they keep on changing their devices every few months. getting the products recycled will be an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). computers. According to the reports. For all this. 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.Discarding your old electronic items like mobile phones. 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. 10 schools and six markets have been chosen in New Delhi area. advertisements. Discard Your Old Phone.friendly manner. But now this is perhaps going to change as the city has has decided to go green and will become more eco.iimcal. the Delhi government has decided to install e-waste bins at some strategic locations in Delhi.http://site. They said most people don't know that e-waste should not be disposed with the normal kitchen waste.ezproxy. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. According to Delhi environment secretary Dharmendra (who goes by his first name). Khan Market. laptops and other electronic gadgets then dump it in the e-waste bins or sell it off to a scrap dealer. The NDMC will soon start identifying places for setting up collection centers where people will be able to leave electronic items for recycling. Even students of various universities and schools across the country have also placed bins in their schools and college premises for throwing e-waste. So placing bins all over the city and especially in schools. however. 2010 DELHI PRODUCES hundreds of tonnes of electronic waste per year and has no sound infrastructure for its effective management. nearly 11. the producers will have to submit an application for authorisation. With the economy growing at faster rates and technology getting upgraded every single minute.000 metric tonnes e-waste is generated in India annually. It is important to note that electronic waste is highly toxic in nature and requires appropriate technology for its sound management." Dharmendra said. 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. March 11 -. where the department would install e-waste bins. said installation of e-waste bins was just a beginning and hoped to take the initiative to more areas in Delhi. posters or by any other means. public health. it is a pilot project that aims at creating awareness among people. State Pollution Control Board or Committee of UT as the case may be and in accordance with the procedures prescribed under the rules. 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. organising an effective take back system for all used electrical and electronic equipments which are no longer fit for its intended use. This waste is often burnt producing harmful gases loaded with lead. They even bring e-waste from their respective houses and later sell it off to recycling companies that reprocess it in eco friendly way. electronically to the Member Secretary. mercury and cadmium.com India : : Delhi gets eco-friendly. to get bins for e-waste disposal Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba March 12.
Orathanadu. with global rates around 40 million tons per year. Peru. shortlisted some private and government schools in the New Delhi area where the bins will be kept. rising 500 percent in India and increasing between 200 to 400 percent in South Africa and China. This would result in twin advantages . is expanding its services to help companies mitigate environmental and data security risks associated with IT equipment disposal. based in Alpharetta. indicates that current e-waste in the European Union amounts to 8. recyclers in North America continue to beef up their services and grow their recycling rates. alone. Toxics Link. M. Mr. developing countries can prevent environmental damage as well as recover valuable resources such as metals. these e-waste mountains would have serious consequences for the environment and public health . were among those who spoke. India : UN warns India. as an e-Stewards recycler certified by the Basel Action Network (BAN). and Brazil. Initially. said that countries such as California adopted strict rules and regulations for checking the electrical and electronics waste. sorting/dismantling and preprocessing (including sorting. the e-waste management company provides customers with audit reports that details how each asset was recycled or resold. Although it wanted to donate these outdated computers to schools. For instance. The 120-page report.3 to 9. By properly handling e-waste. where e-waste poses serious threat to the environment and ecology.com. Speaking at a regional conference on ?e-waste management' organised by the Department of Social Work of Bharathidasan University College (Women). TES-AMM. China and other developing countries are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years. and said they could face disaster in future. The report also evaluates the potential introduction of new recycling technologies into 11 developing countries including Kenya. Principal (in-charge) of the college spoke on the objective of the seminar. China. reports GEEP Michigan. a specific product-making company should be assigned the responsibility of dismantling it after the product became outdated. according to a report from The United Nations Environment Programme. said S. Kannan. However. Vice-Chancellor of the University. if appropriate action is not taken immediately.. 2010 The rising sales of consumer electronics in developing countries will have dire consequences on their environment and public health. This week. The report listed 11 developing countries. at the university here on Thursday. Mr.. 2010 The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned India and China over the e-waste management. continue to do their part through product service expansions and increased recycling rates. In addition. 2010 Staff Reporter TIRUCHI: A co-ordinated effort by manufacturers. reports that its recycling rates continue to climb. Ponnavaikko. The e-waste products included old and 32 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .ac.1 million tons annually. HT Media LTD India : Room for Improvement in e-Waste Recycling Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba March 6. Morocco. Despite these numbers. CloudBlue Technologies." a senior environment officer said. India. As an example. Senegal. Chennai.http://site. Commissioner. Pointing out that e-waste management would form part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Colombia. Managing Director. Recycle-Logic. The university possessed a large number of computers with outdated programmes. The report finds that over the next decade there will be a significant increase in e-waste created by and sent to developing countries. Premakumari Marshal. March 5. based in Canada. 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. G. recyclers such as CloudBlue and Recycle-Logic. Mexico. At the end of February. Recycling From E-Waste To Resources (PDF). In North America.in:2048/doc.iimcal.. CloudBlue ensures that no hazardous electronic waste enters the waste stream in developing countries. Electronic goods losing their charm within a short period of time was one of the major challenges of e-waste management. South Africa. the bins would be cleared every fortnight but officials added that frequency could be increased if required. it could be tackled through assistance from the manufacturing industry. The report segments the recycling chain into three steps collection.securities. there were no takers. Indonesian port officials seized potentially hazardous e-waste shipments due to a tip from BAN. Mr. the recycler has recycled 30 million pounds of electronic waste in the province of Alberta. Customs and Central Excise. Uganda. dismantling and mechanical treatment) and end processing and provides recommendations for all three areas. Arun Senthil Ram. Ram Ramachandran. he said. said a UNEP Report.perfection in dismantling and efficiency in recycling of the components. Regional Program Head. who inaugurated the seminar. "As sales of electronic products in India. "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. Kannan said that more efficient steps should be taken for e-waste management. Delivering complete transparency in the recycling chain. China over e-waste Management Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba February 28. Ga. Kannan said that the manufacturing industry should ensure a buy-back arrangement for outdated e-goods.html?pc=IN&pr. Coordinated Efforts Help In E-waste Management Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd.ezproxy.
which includes old and dilapidated desk and laptop computers. 2010 Bangalore. and between 200 and 400 percent in South Africa and China by 2020.300 tonnes from personal computers.000 tonnes from TVs. 22 -. Umicore and the United Nations University (UNU).5 to 2 times higher in China and India while in India e-waste from discarded refrigerators will double or triple. pagers.52 percent recovered gold.in:2048/doc. silver and copper recovered from e-waste. or you'll have e-waste mountain. dilapidated desk and laptop computers. The report estimates e-waste generation in India now at over 100. in China. As he gives a tour of his garage-looking unit.000 tonnes from TVs. recycled household appliances..700 tonnes from printers and 1. As sales of electronic products in India.700 tonnes from mobile phones.better than their international brand names. the report said.from E-Waste to Resources'. can't accommodate in his threestoreyed recycling facility in central Bangalore. part of the global think tank StEP (Solving the E-waste Problem). hasn't moved beyond handling 2-3 tonnes of e-waste every month. Feb. combined with national and international policies.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. China and other developing countries are set to rise sharply in the next 10 years. 56.11 percent copper. mobile phones. when he began recycling some of India's earliest television sets and computers. though. and with the disposal of old devices. By that same year in India. 2010 Vancouver Olympic medals made from e-waste Publication: Asia News International Provider: HT Media Ltd February 25. Of late. seven times higher. 275. Most e-waste in India is incinerated by backyard recyclers to recover valuable metals like gold -. Hussain has gathered experience but his small company. Silver Medal . which he.ac. 2010 Bali.com By 2020 India's e-waste from old computers will jump 500% Publication: Mint News Provider: HT Media Ltd February 23. refrigerators. electronics and cables and recovered metals from computer parts and circuit boards through smelting. According to a report in Discovery News. to start recycling plants in India. But his hopes hinge on a government 33 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . countries can help cut pollution linked with mining and manufacturing. 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. more than a billion mobile phones were sold in 2007.000 tonnes a year from refrigerators. UNEP Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner said: "India. The report. chipsets . In the process. while it will be 7 times higher in China.122 percent recovered silver. and between 200 and 400 percent in South Africa and China by 2020. 25 -.ezproxy. 56. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. 13 percent of the palladium and 15 percent of cobalt * Modern electronics contain up to 60 different elements -.1. creating new businesses with decent green jobs. According to the UNEP report..many valuable.000. mobile phones.com Act now. used data from 11 developing countries to estimate current and future e-waste generation . refrigerators.html?pc=IN&pr. Syed Hussain proudly narrates his journey from a scrap dealer to an electronic waste recycler. and.Reports indicate that the winners at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics would be adorning medals that contain gold. By 2020.printed circuit boards.300 tonnes from personal computers. It further added the e-waste from mobiles by that time will reach 18 times higher than 2007 level. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes.Standing by heaps of desktop computers. China and other developing countries face "the spectre of hazardous e-waste mountains" unless they step up action to collect and recycle e-waste.India.' Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service. The medals are also the first non-flat medals. many of which display their electronic innards . regrettably. toys and television sets. said a report released here during UNEP's governing council meeting. 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 ." The report was co-authored by the Swiss EMPA. 'Recycling . e-waste from discarded mobile phones will be about 18 times higher than 2007 levels and. Bronze Medal . Ash Recyclers. India now has e-waste of over 100.iimcal. digital photo and music devices. Since 1981. Mexico and others may face rising environmental damage and health problems if e-waste recycling is left to the vagaries of the informal sector. UN tells India Publication: Indo Asian News Service Provider: HT Media Ltd February 24. can transform waste into assets. 4. Brazil. including those from E-Mine of Japan and Umicore Precious Metal Refining of Belgium. Teck Resources.com. 4.securities. e-waste from televisions will be 1. hard disk drives. The report's authors praised a pilot project in Bangalore to transform the operations of informal e-waste collection and management. printers. "This report outlines smart new technologies and mechanisms which. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Asian News International.700 tonnes from mobile phones Electronic waste from old computers will jump 500 percent in India. selling an EDO RAM (extended data output. the report predicts. pagers. 2010 Washington. printers. toys and television sets. he shows off a few business proposals. Electronic waste from old computers will jump 500 percent in India. 24 -. he's been flooded with calls from apartment complexes to collect e-waste. these "e-waste mountains" would have "serious consequences for the environment and public health". They are wavy to represent the waves of the ocean and mountain snow drifts. some hazardous. digital photo and music devices. the metal supplier. 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.700 tonnes from printers and 1.1.http://site. Feb. Feb. 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. 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.000 tonnes from refrigerators.0. the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned. 275. random access memory) for Rs32.
The report advocated transporting some e-waste. Brazil. is to show that primitive practices are prevalent in many countries. his 10-ton-a-day plant in Dobaspet near Bangalore operates at merely 30% capacity. Commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep). neither the producers nor the users are bound by any regulation or responsibility." said P. 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 . 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.G.com E-waste in India to grow 500 per cent by 2020: report Publication: Deccan Herald Provider: The Printers (Mysore) Limited February 22. a U. refrigerators and other appliances -. But five years after setting up. 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.grows globally by 40 million tonnes a year." says Hussain. To that effect. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at firstname.lastname@example.org. However. "We invested Rs 8 crore. said Unep programme officer Guido Sonneman on the phone. with computer waste in India alone to grow by 500 per cent from 2007 levels by 2020.N.in:2048/doc. said that the United States is the biggest producer of e-waste.happen in the same manner that you bargain for potatoes and cauliflower.3 million tonnes domestically and is where a lot of the developed world's e-waste is sent. India's e-waste from old computers will jump 500% from 2007 levels. will help upgrade the informal sector with new processing technologies. 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. says Parthasarthy. which produces around 2. 2010 /td> NUSA DUA. the bulk of which goes to the informal sector. whereas South Africa and China will witness a 200-400% rise in computer-related waste. India. "It's like a vegetable market: haggling for hard drives. Indonesia. Recycling . such as circuit boards and batteries. used data from 11 representative developing countries to estimate current and future e-waste generation. "This report gives new urgency to establishing ambitious." said Achim Steiner. A lack of government policy on e-waste." says general manager M. which are sent to landfills. says Parthasarthy. co-authored by EMPA of Switzerland. with less than 1% of toxic waste emanating. unmindful of his crude analogy. Indonesia (Reuters) Monday. Indeed. Close behind is China. 2010 --> Waste from discarded electronics will rise dramatically in the developing world within a decade. Sreenivas. with no definition of roles and responsibilities for stakeholders. "China is not alone in facing a serious challenge.. such as copper and gold.ac. but it will take at least a year to come into effect. executive director of UNEP.com. While a linear growth is predicted in the sales of television and refrigerators. A draft e-waste policy is in the making. The objective of the report. "We have data to show that 99% of electronic waste is effectively recyclable in India. 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. a period during which China is estimated to see a seven-fold rise in the electronic waste from mobile phones. The report. study released on Monday said. approval of a 10-acre plot in Mulbagal taluk. Ash reuses and recycles 99% of the e-waste it collects. February 22. Toxins are emitted when it is improperly burned by scavengers looking for valuable components.the first such event in the country. televisions. "E-Parisara is tying up with a European company. the report is prepared by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Testing and Research. If there's a large informal sector.html?pc=IN&pr. Umicore and United Nations University (UNU). Indonesian environment minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said in a speech on Monday that Indonesia was vulnerable to illegal trafficking in hazardous waste." said Parthasarthy. and the space crunch isn't helping. there are ways to increase its efficiency and ensure that the final steps of recycling are not done in the backyard. E-waste -. CRTs (cathode ray tubes) to LCDs (liquid crystal displays) and these changes will have a bearing on recycling technology and the secondary market. EMPA said. Parthasarthy. while in India it would be about 18 times higher. which are not resource efficient. according to a new UN report released in Bali.iimcal. which as part of its corporate social responsibility." he said in the report.http://site. laptop batteries. Published by HT Syndication with permission from MINT. formal and regulated processes for collecting and managing e-waste via the setting up of large. founder of E-Parisara.. RAMs. By 2020. e-waste from computers would grow by up to 400 percent from 2007 levels in China and South Africa. says the report.a term describing electronics including phones. A report released in Bali on Monday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) predicted that by 2020. 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". India's first eco-friendly recycler. a one-year-old recycler in Bangalore. "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. 34 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . Adopting innovative end-processing technologies will significantly increase metals and material recovery. growing by a factor of 2 and 3 respectively. creating around 3 million tonnes a year. from poorer countries to OECD-level countries better equipped to dispose of them properly. UN experts say weight and material composition will change in the coming years as the world moves from desktops to laptops. and as a model. For KG Nandini Enterprises. In the absence of an e-waste policy. which is stuck in red tape. EMPA is the research institute for material science and technology of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. on Monday. printers. efficient facilities in China. specialty materials group Umicore and the United Nations University.from E-Waste to Resources. 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.ezproxy. ILLEGAL SHIPMENTS The study predicted that mobile phone waste in China would be about seven times higher than 2007 levels by 2020. The report. got state and central government licenses but we can't source material for recycling. says Ruediger Kuehr of the UNU. he says.
It was old junk that people wanted to get rid of because everyone wants flat-screens now. while also reducing the energy consumed while charging. HTC and Blackberry. countries can help cut pollution linked with mining and manufacturing." 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. RRL. and save enough greenhouse gases to take 5. Maharashtra. APCO. rector of the United Nations University. who have not signed up for the universal charger. e-waste represented a business opportunity.au.in:2048/doc.Australians' love of mobile phones is leading to a glut of e-waste that will damage the environment. 19 -. 2010 ADELAIDE. to follow suit. basically.S. Australia: A Nation of Hoarders. Feb. IIFM.Government organisations have been invited in this workshop.. computer monitors.46." he said. can transform waste into assets. including Additional Director of Central Pollution Control Board VP Shukla. and with the disposal of old devices. regardless of make and model. some 14 to 16 million old.html?pc=IN&pr. combined with national and international policies. He said Indonesian authorities sent the shipment back.000 tones by the year 2012. said Konrad Osterwalder.-based NGO Basel Action Network. shipped and subsequently discarded as new phone models become available. by the Union Ministry of Environment.00. 'E-Waste Management' at Hotel Lake View Ashoka. According to the Environment (Conservation) Act 1986. broken and unused phones are being hoarded in homes and offices. Along with him many other specialists in e-waste from MP Pollution Control Board. MPPCB chief to open workshop on E-waste Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd February 19. batteries and accessories is growing. 160. manager recycling. change their minds. Many eminent specialist of e-waste management are participating in this workshop. RRG India. "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. there are only 11 registered e-waste recyclers in India. "They were full of hand-stacked cathode ray tubes.securities.. the potential environmental impact of old handsets. who will throw light on e-waste in the Indian context. the materials recovered could produce 3. 2010 Bhopal. "MobileMuster has trouble recycling the cords as well and they do create a lot of e-waste as well." she said.The Regional Office (Central) of the Central Pollution Control Board is organising a workshop. As per a study done in 2005. "We've written to those companies and we're trying to get them to . state of Massachusetts. And it's not just Aussies who are guilty . If properly managed. enabling users worldwide to charge their mobiles anywhere from any available charger. released by recycling program MobileMuster and eBay. The economic development has fuelled the consumption of electronic products thus resulted in excessive increase of e-waste. Feb 16 Asia Pulse ." he said. the UN says in a statement on its website.S. "If the 14 to 16 million units stashed around the country were recycled. Delhi. "Australians understand that throwing mobiles into landfill can be harmful to the environment. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. The registered recyclers of Uttarakhand.http://site. President of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) NP Shukla will inaugurate the function.000 plastic fence posts. reveals Australians are hoarding old mobile phones up to 12 years old. NIC.giving a stamp of approval to a new energy-efficient one-size-fits-all mobile telephone charger. which tracks illegal trafficking in e-waste. released on Tuesday. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. The charger will lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of chargers produced. of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).000 ton of e-waste in our country and it was speculated to rise up-to 8. The new report. The workshop is aimed at increasing awareness over the e-waste.com Australian Mobile Phone Hoarders Create E-waste Glut: Un Report Publication: Asia Pulse Provider: Asia Pulse Pty Ltd February 16. MANIT. MAPCOST. will also deliver their lectures on e-waste management. Several Government and non. says if almost 25 million Australian mobile phone subscribers upgrade every 18 to 24 months. which includes the concerned officers of the MPPCB's regional offices.180 cars permanently off the road. The standardised phone charger will fit all future handsets.com. creating new businesses with decent green jobs.2 million aluminium cans.the United Nations recognised it as a worldwide problem last october . keeping this in mind this workshop is being organised. Jim Puckett from the U.ac. "In the process. Choice is also calling on phone giants Apple. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will also share their experiences in this workshop. but instead of recycling them.iimcal. said Indonesian authorities recently discovered a shipment of nine 40-foot shipping containers of e-waste that had been sent from the U. though.com. Bhopal.." 35 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . "This report outlines smart new technologies and mechanisms which.. and National Museum of Mankind along with other dignitaries from several sectors. here on February 19. Rose Read.ezproxy." she said. a new report says. there was 1. This is the first workshop to be held on e-waste management in the State.
Ahmedabad. the national capital. Ecoli Waste Management and MCT Enviro had received the permission for the same. For free mobile phone recycling take it to mobile phone retailer.com. February 13.html?pc=IN&pr. were listed at around A$20.00000 tonnes by 2012 36 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . India : E-waste expected to increase to 8. What we need is inputs such as sales volume." said R.V. ?We are planning to entrust the survey on e-waste generation in three major cities of AP-Hyderabad. half of which is generated within Hyderabad.mobilemuster. aged two years and up. John Robert. transportation. almost 40 per cent of the phones for sale. says he is not surprised by this. E-waste expected to increase to 800.securities.. Inputs needed However.com. 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. We expect the projected e-waste generation might be higher. The state government decided to take up the project under the PPP mode and extended support in the form of land grant and incentives. ?We used the survey that was done by the CPCB in 2005 to give permission to recyclers. Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board.800 tonnes of e-waste was produced in 2005 in the country. or call 1300 730 070 to find your local collection point." an official revealed. 2010 Despite permission from the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). This was revealed by a survey carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Pune.ac. eBay." he says adding that Andhra Pradesh is estimated to generate around 8000 tonnes of e-waste per year. An official statement from the Ministry of Environment and Forests states that the CPCB survey estimated that over 146.in:2048/doc.http://site. dismantling. (AAP)maz 16-02 1347 aspu City Among Top 10 Places In E-waste Generation Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Delhi is in the second place followed by Bangalore. Chief Executive Officer of Earth Sense Recycle-the State?s first e-waste recycling plant. Of these.iimcal.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. Vishakapatnam and Vijayawada to National Productivity Council. with secondhand sales of some of the latest models fetching up to A$500 (US$444).000 tonnes by 2012." he says. Surat and Nagpur.L Padma Priya HYDERABAD: Hyderabad figures in the list of top 10 electronic waste.. manufacturing data of electronic goods. he feels that there is an urgent need for a proper inventory and survey of e-waste generation within the State. all that we have is an estimate that is calculated on the population. Kolkata. 2010 D. However. According to online auction site. an official at CPCB says plans are underway to do this. as only five per cent of the total waste generated in Gujarat reaches the site. Shoba.au. and two of them also got the NOC to start their facility. three e-waste management projects in the state have not been able to take off. segregation and recovery of material and e-waste disposal. ?Hyderabad has been in the forefront of the IT movement and so it is not surprising that it figures in the top 10. which is expected to increase to 800. Accepting the need for a more detailed survey on e-waste. MCT Enviro Infrastructure Ltd s project had aimed collection. Survey in 3 cities However. the most popular phones sold were less than two years old." she informed. Hyderabad.producing cities in the country. Three private players in Gujarat had applied to GPCB for environment clearance and a No-Objection Certificate for recycling e-waste. An AMTA audit of 1000 recycled handsets over a month revealed 270 different brands and models dating back to 1987. Chennai. ?As of now. The report found Australians are holding on to the old phone because of its perceived value. ?The figures that we have with us as of now are from the survey we carried out in 2005. including analogue mobiles that were phased out in 2000 and can no longer be used. Mohit Industries. S. While Mumbai tops the list.ezproxy. a step towards carrying out a survey in the State is being taken by PCB. visit www. Special Secretary.au.com.
.in:2048/doc. people have to pay for recycling . The committee comprises K P Nyati of the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries. Delhi was placed second in the list. Pune. 6. Penalties for flouting the rules will be prescribed under the EPA. which is expected to increase to 800. he said. Bangalore. 4 -. Surat and Nagpur. In India.00." "There are 36. incinerable 0. 37 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . expected to go up to 800. 146.000 tonnes is from India. Manufactures and assemblers in a single calendar year are estimated to produce around 1200 tonnes of electronic scrap. Director.com Panel begins framing e-waste disposal rules Publication: Business Standard Provider: Business Standard January 27. The board predicts the country's annual e-waste production to increase to 800. handling and trans-boundary movement) rules. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at email@example.com. Electronic waste or E-waste is one of the rapidly growing environmental problems of the World. which include details such as e-waste composition and recycle potential of items of economic value.000 by 2012. and a representative from the Central Pollution Control Board. A 2007 study also revealed that approximately 29. treatment and disposal options and the environmentally sound e-waste treatment technologies. industries and household is of the order of 2 million. 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.html?pc=IN&pr. about 400. Mumbai and other major cities. 2010 New Delhi. 1. The Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified the Hazardous Wastes Rules. Purnamita Dasgupta. Also. re-use and recovery options. Pune. Ahmedabad. “The concern is. 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. Publication: Tenders Info Provider: Al Bawaba February 7.. We can do it." said a statement of the environment ministry. which is expected to increase to 8. people will not throw away an old computer but expect a charge for it.000 by 2012.” The committee comprises KP Nyati of the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries. “Obsolescence rates are increasing and people are discarding electronic equipment faster than before. Agarwal said. manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology." the ministry said.800 tonnes of e-waste was generated in the country. identification of possible hazardous contents in e-waste. Delhi. A bunch of producers could get together or it could be individual-based.” 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. Purnamita Dasgupta of the Institute of Economic Growth.165 hazardous waste generating industries in the country. Vinnie Mehta. "During 2005. There is an estimate (2008)that the total obsolete computers originating from offices. Mumbai highest e-waste producing city followed by Delhi Publication: Indo Asian News Service Provider: HT Media Ltd February 4.000 tonnes of E-waste is generated in the four Metro cities in the country. the recycle. Eleven recycling units are expected to come up soon to take over from the unorganised sector.000 tonnes in the next four years.08 million tonnes. mercury and arsenic. The total quantity of e-waste generation in Delhi is about 10. the bulk of it from television sets. 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. Hyderabad. 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. Delhi.securities.The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Thursday said Mumbai topped the list of electronic waste producing cities in the country. the Union environment ministry is framing rules that pin the responsibility for disposal on the producer.000 tonnes/annum.2 million tonnes of hazardous waste is generated by them every year. of which landfillable waste is 2. 2008 for proper management and handling of hazardous wastes which include e-waste. Bangalore. posing serious health and environmental concerns. A study by the Electronics Industries Association of India estimates the country has accumulated 380. Kolkata. the country will need to experiment with two or three systems. ministry sources said. the highest quantity of lead is in cathode ray tubes. Agarwal said. Toxics Link. However. Delhi. thus making it a profitable industry. Presently. Rules. Surat and Nagpur. 2010 During 2005. The Guidelines emphasize the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility. It also contains at least 51 hazardous elements and compounds.http://site. Vinnie Mehta of the Manufacturers Association for Information Technology. Feb. which currently handles this hazardous waste in the most primitive manner. a non-government working on hazardous waste. There are plans to set up more in Bangalore. there is also a need to make “clean products” that do not use toxic substances. In India. It’s still profitable for us. Chennai. The waste contains some precious metals such as gold and copper. Hyderabad. In the West.7 million tonnes. it is growing at a rate of 10-15 per cent annually in India.” said Ravi Agarwal. 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 by 2012. 2010 KALPANA JAIN New Delhi With electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) emerging as the new by-products of fast economic growth. Ahmedabad. such as lead. As for implementation.iimcal. Kolkata Chennai.000 tonnes of electronic waste. 2008.ac. 97 per cent of this waste is being recycled in the unorganised sector. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Indo-Asian News Service. “At present. As per the hazardous wastes (management. Of the 50 million tonnes of e-waste generated globally. In India. whereas the global rate of growth is 3 per cent. One recycling unit in the formal sector has already been set up at Roorkee.41 million tonnes and recyclable hazardous waste is 3. It’s already happening in the western countries and even China has a law against using these hazardous substances. business houses.com.ezproxy. this waste is extracted with bare hands in the unorganised sector.800 tonnes of e-waste was generated in the country. A survey carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) further states that the top ten cities generating e-waste are Mumbai.” ministry officials said. The statement said the CPCB survey had found that "the top ten cities generating e-waste are Mumbai. he said. ``Our model here is very different.
22 -. has embarked on a programme to recycle old handsets. PTI Seminar on e-waste starts at NML Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd January 22.ac.. second it contain hazardous metals such as Pb. ?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. January 23. Cr. 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. Sn. KK Bhattacharyya.ezproxy. Uttar Pradesh. Her presentation discusses on the various challenges. An Effort To Control E-waste Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Al. etc) leaving ample scope for their recovery. a battery." he said. 2010 Jamshedpur. namely. Director of Research and Consultancy. Pb. Chief Guest. 38 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . etc) including precious metals (Au. ceramics. reducing health hazards and utilising non-metallic constituents. A protocol for disposal. Maharashtra. NML's acting director. Co. in an effort to control environmental pollution due to the dumping of electronic waste in the open. epoxides and phenols). The response in Kochi has been very good. Jamshedpur was inaugurated by Usha Dar. Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET). disassembly. the emerging issues associated with E-waste are following . president of the Kerala chapter of Indian Cellular Association. Encouraged by the early findings from this work. Development of the complete technology package is envisaged as an outcome. environmental. NGOs and research institutions across the country going to attend the seminar. the company has arranged special bins for dumping handsets at certain outlets. plastics and coated glass. West Bengal are some of the states which show an increase in e-waste rapidly.html?pc=IN&pr.first the method of disposal of e-waste is still very rudimentary in India. 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. sorting and classification of the e-waste needs to be addressed. Institute of Economic Growth and a representative from the Central Pollution Control Board. Ag. co-chairman of the seminar said. economic." Kalam said at the inauguration of Attero Recycling in the capital. The inaugural function ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Avimanyu Das. Punjab. 2010 Voicing concern about the rapid increase in e-waste in the country.iimcal. Sukomal Ghosh while welcoming the gathering said. manufacturers of mobile phones. ?Delhi. "The seminar has been divided into six technical sessions. etc which pose serious environmental problem and third these are high value waste containing significant amounts of Metal (Cu. said Algiers Khalid.. The venue for plantation will be decided. The scheme was introduced in the State three months ago and there is good response from the public. As part of the initiative. arsenic and mercury. Dhar in her address dealt on different issues to e-waste.in:2048/doc. Jan. Cd. Andhra Pradesh. etc and non-metallic constituents such as organic matters (acrylic and phenolic resins. The chairman of each technical session will summarise the major findings/observations of that session and have a discussion with the delegates. social and technological along with the policy and legislation. Tamil Nadu. recycling will help in sustaining our economy as it is much more cheaper than extracting metals from its ore. Ta. 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. the convener of the seminar. He went on to add that NML Jamshedpur is engaged in developing a complete. Around 60 delegates from different fields like industries. The discussion will be followed by a formulation of the recommendations of the house. The customers are given discount vouchers in return and these could be exchanged for buying accessories.com. The company will plant a tree for every handset deposited in the bin. E-waste Causes Concern Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. E-waste constitutes items ranging from a wire. Bhubaneswar is paying attention to the recycling of plastics from e-waste. The e-waste recycling research at NML was initiated in 2005. ?With metal prices rising. Zn. indigenous and environment-friendly technology package starting from disassembly to processing of e-waste for recovering metal values. Bharuch has also joined hands with us in this research to address the issues related to glass recycling. collection. Ni. brominated flame retardant. Videocon Industries Limited (VIL). 2010 Special Correspondent KOCHI: Nokia.securities. academia.http://site.A two-day seminar on 'Electronic-waste' at the National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML). a plug to anything which runs an electricity that are probably not going to be used ever. World Environment Foundation. Pd." Kalam said. considering the requirement for green cover in various places. an extensive research proposal was submitted to the Ministry of Information Technology which was approved in 2007. January 24.
com UN to probe violations in India’s shipbreaking.' Ibeanu said. “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. 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. 21 -. 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.ezproxy.” In addition to shipbreaking activities.000 metric tonnes of e-waste generated in India is recycled by authorised facilities.iimcal. adding “they (the governments) should also eliminate obstacles which. prevent workers in shipbreaking yards from exercising their freedom of association and right to collective bargaining. 2010 New Delhi. Workers in India’s shipbreaking yards allegedly face “the worst employment and unhealthy living conditions”. India has developed impressive regulatory frameworks to ensure the environmentally sound management of toxic and dangerous products and wastes. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Asian News International.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. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes.” the United Nations expert added. “I continue to be concerned at the reportedly poor working practices and environmental conditions prevailing in most shipbreaking yards in South Asia. “Shipbreaking is an important industry for India. but there are no laws as of yet to regulate its disposal.” he emphasised.securities. where he was set the task of assessing the impact of toxic and dangerous waste. or living in close proximity to such sites. the Special Rapporteur circulated a comprehensive report. 2010 D RAVI KANTH Geneva India’s alleged eco-unfriendly and labour-unfriendly policies. health and welfare. Addressing a press conference in the national capital. who reports to the UN Human Rights Council here. since it represents an important source of raw material supply and provides jobs to thousands of persons. and set up an effective and reliable system of labour inspections. so as to strengthen the protection afforded to persons employed in the shipbreaking industry.in:2048/doc. “There is no fixed work schedule and our bodies become black working days and nights and when we spit.” said the Special Rapporteur. India's booming economy produces mountains of toxic e-waste.com. Labour and working conditions have rapidly deteriorated in China. “E-waste is one of the most hazardous waste streams worldwide. “Shipbreaking states should take steps to improve their regulatory and enforcement capacities in the field of labour law and worker safety. Ibeanu said that although health and safety was still an issue.. “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.” Rules On E-waste Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. it is black. Jan. He will make a detailed assessment on problems linked “to the unsound management and disposal of hazardous products and wastes. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pioneer. Last year. when the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur Okechukwu Ibeanu undertakes a fact-finding mission.http://site. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. including electronic waste (e-waste) and their effects on human rights”. 'I welcome the significant progress India has made in the area of the management and disposal of hazardous products and wastes.” said Ibeanu.com United Nations representative pleased with India's handling of e-waste Publication: Asia News International Provider: HT Media Ltd January 21. December 19.html?pc=IN&pr.ac. de facto. said a pressure group. with the participation of workers’ representatives. are going to be probed from next week. Only three percent of the 400. 2009 The Union government announced that the draft rules on managing e-waste will be ready by March next year. 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”. 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.. the Indian Government's readiness to push through legislation to tackle the problem was seen as positive. India. indicting governments for not fully addressing the environmental and labour challenges in this sphere. e-waste businesses Publication: Business Standard Provider: Business Standard January 9. particularly in shipbreaking activities in Gujarat and on e-waste disposal. 39 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 .” stressed the United Nations expert.” a worker at one of India’s shipbreaking companies told a pressure group in Geneva.
MAIT estimates that about 3." MAIT Executive Director Vinnie Mehta said." Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Director Saroj said. electrical or electronic devices. industrial electronics such as sensors. through suitable incentives and hand-holding measures by the Centre and the states. through suitable incentives and hand-holding measures by the Centre and the states. microwave ovens. e-waste or electronic waste describes loosely discarded. mainframes. 2009 KOZHIKODE. ?It is essential to encourage the nascent formal e-waste recycling industrya with access to capital and better technologies. which encompasses computers. Dec. scanners.com. 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. GTZ. security devices and automobile electronic devices. printers. calculators. The draft rules were jointly proposed and submitted to the government by the MAIT. electrical or electronic devices. air-conditioners. surplus. including financial responsibility. which would govern the management and handling of electronic waste." MAIT Executive Director Vinnie Mehta said. The proposed rules lay emphasis on responsibility of the manufacturers and vendors. TVs and display devices. The throw-away electronic particles are now being collected by scrap dealers. alarms. 40 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . sirens. extending beyond the sales of equipment and setting up of take-back systems for effective management and handling of e-waste. Vellayil beach in the city and Azhiyoor near Vadakara are the main centres of the junk dealers who collect e-waste. surplus.ezproxy. 16 -. 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. ?It is essential to encourage the nascent formal e-waste recycling industrya with access to capital and better technologies.. In Kozhikode. Though the state produces tonnes of e-waste every year.securities. Saroj said.ac.The absence of scientific treatment plants to treat electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) has started to cast dark shadows on the state.PTI Rules On E-waste Management By March Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. ?The government is currently in the process of developing a dedicated set of rules. 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. ?An expert committee constituted by the Ministry is currently reviewing the draft.in:2048/doc. Saroj said." Union Ministry of Environment and Forests Director Saroj said.iimcal. no treatment plant has been set up in the state for scientific disposal of the electronic particles containing hazardous elements. particles of refrigerators in front of the shelters of the junk dealers have become a frequent scene in many parts of the state. As a result.http://site." Mr. Greenpeace and Toxics Link in September 2009. copiers and fax machines besides refrigerators.html?pc=IN&pr. obsolete. The draft rules were jointly proposed and submitted to the Government by the MAIT. audio and video devices. the rows of picture tubes. GTZ. from households and IT related companies and dispose it without ensuring any safety measures.3 lakh tonnes of e-waste is generated each year. extending beyond the sales of equipment and setting up of take-back systems for effective management and handling of e-waste. Greenpeace and Toxics Link in September.. washing machines. ?The Government is currently in the process of developing a dedicated set of rules. . cellular phones and pagers. ?An expert committee constituted by the MoEF is currently reviewing the draft. obsolete. . which would govern the management and handling of electronic waste." Mr. The proposed rules lay emphasis on responsibility of the manufacturers and vendors. servers. 2009 The government announced that the draft rules on managing e-waste will be ready by March next year. 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. the scrap dealers collect e-waste.PTI Govt yet to wake up to e-waste menace Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd December 16. monitors. including financial responsibility. E-waste or electronic waste describes loosely discarded. However. monitors. December 19. broken. broken.
mercury. hexavalent chromium and brominated flame retardants cause health and environmental hazards.com Experts brainstorm on e-waste at NML meet Publication: Pioneer Provider: HT Media Ltd December 16. obsolete. When asked about the measures of Pollution Control Board for restricting the unscientific disposal of e-waste.Experts on Tuesday brainstormed on electronic waste. the consumers / users. the second most populous country with over 1 billion people is gradually becoming the major e-waste producing countries in the world. 2009 NationalGeneral NewsThe New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon become the first government body in Delhi to auction its electronic waste. New Delhi. India. Besides. its generation.com India To Have Rules On E-waste Management By March Next Year Publication: Asia Pulse Provider: Asia Pulse Pty Ltd December 16. Senior Environmental Engineer with PCB.The Indian government on Tuesday said draft rules on managing e-waste will be ready by March next year. The presence of lead. everyone right from the producers of electronic products. surplus. Another data of the house hold e-waste and its quantity is also being collected.in:2048/doc. 2009 NEW DELHI. Two scientists V Kumar and MK Jha also participated in the deliberations. which would govern the management and handling of electronic waste. Professor Lee elaborated on the e-waste management scenario in South Korea. 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. 2009 Jamshedpur. "An expert committee constituted by the MoEF is currently reviewing the draft. through suitable incentives and hand-holding measures by the centre and the states.. GTZ. selenium. (PTI) cg 16-12 1145 aspu Civic Body To Start Auctioning E-waste Publication: Hindustan Times Provider: HT Media Ltd December 16. He said in e-waste management programme. 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. including financial responsibility. arsenic. These will be put in the public domain for comments by March 2010. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express.iimcal. electrical or electronic devices. cadmium.securities. Jae-Chun Lee. compared to a world average of 181 per cent. "It is essential to encourage the nascent formal e-waste recycling industry in India with access to capital and better technologies. NML moderated the conference. head of Information Management and Dissemination Centre. principal researcher. extending beyond the sales of equipment and setting up of take-back systems for effective management and handling of e-waste. E-waste or electronic waste describes loosely discarded. 15 -.The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon become the first government body in Delhi to auction its electronic waste. 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 Pioneer. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. Greenpeace and Toxics Link in September 2009. Dec 16 Asia Pulse .http://site. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. Govindan Nair. Dec.. NML and KIGAM are undertaking few international projects regarding process development of e-waste recycling. NG Goswami. "The Government is currently in the process of developing a dedicated set of rules.ac. the Government the scientists / technologists. broken.com. Korea institute of Geo-Science and Minerals (KIGAM). Of late. told that the PCB had started the implementation of new laws and had completed the collection of data from IT companies. he added." Saroj said." Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Director Saroj said at the MAIT-GTZ 'International Roundtable on Environmentally Sound Management of Electronics' here.html?pc=IN&pr. a Hydro metallurgist who is also globally known for his commercialisation of electronic waste recycling plants in South Korea was present. she added. Dec. the media personnel and a common citizen has got a specific role to play. its impact and prospect of recycling at National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML). he exuded confidence. 41 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . The draft rules were jointly proposed and submitted to the Government by the MAIT. The proposed rules lay emphasis on responsibility of the manufacturers and vendors. 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. 16 -.ezproxy." MAIT Executive Director Vinnie Mehta said.
html?pc=IN&pr. silver. 13 -. palladium. using highly hazardous and polluting techniques is a reality in some of the densely populated regions of India. The NDMC plans to extend this project to residential areas under its jurisdiction. According to sources. E-waste.Tamil Nadu government is looking to put in place by January 2010. mercury. due to its content of toxic substances such as lead. 2009 Our Bureau New Delhi. is characterised by two main attributes. 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.http://site. Chennai alone produced 21. And here lies the fundamental problem. cadmium. the German Technical Cooperation Agency. floppy drives. State to implement e-waste policy in January Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd December 14. Some of it is also sold to scrap dealers. E-waste recycling by the informal sector with little or no access to capital and technology. There are six companies that have permission from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. "We plan to purchase vans that will make rounds of colonies on a designated day and will collect e-waste from households. etc. Dec. India. "The Tamil Nadu government has taken the initiative to come up with the policy. Fused bulbs. "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. mouse. while addressing a two-day round table organised jointly by Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) and GTZ. December 16. due to the content of precious metals such as gold. 15 The Government is in the process of developing a dedicated set of rules which will govern the management and handling of electronic waste. if this happens.com. Ministry of Environment & Forests..ezproxy. an NGO dealing with the e-waste issues. We have floated tenders inviting private companies to come forward to process such waste. 2009 CHENNAI.the New Delhi City Centre (NDCC) on Jai Singh Marg . Electronic devices contain numerous toxic substances. In another three or four years. said a statement by MAIT. Dec. According to officials. which can act as a model for the rest of the country". discarded computers. The civic body has floated tenders for this project.. These will be put in the public domain for comments by March 2010." said a senior NDMC official. it will be the first State in the country to have such a policy. In 2009. 42 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . to recycle electronic waste. Director. etc. But the real problem with e-waste is not generation. Usually. will be collected from the civic body's headquarters ." said the official. "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.200 tonnes of e-waste. which can lead to heavy environmental damage. keyboards. It is hazardous while processing. but processing.ac. "Our offices generate a lot of e-waste such as discarded computers. there is a strong mafia to protect the business.iimcal. compact discs (CDs). one factor that may prevent the successful implementation of the project is that people are not very forthcoming in getting rid of electronic waste. keyboards. India today does not have a dedicated legislation for environmentally sound management of e-waste." added the official. which is hazardous for health. About 90-95 per cent of the ewaste generated in India is dealt with by unauthorised. But it is also valuable. the end-of-life electrical and electronics equipment. copper etc. we will have a refined system to deal with e-waste.in:2048/doc. such waste keeps lying around and takes up a lot of space." the official said.securities. HT Media LTD Rules Soon For Handling E-waste Publication: Business Line Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. This makes the city the third highest generator of e-waste after Bangalore and Mumbai. PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) etc. says Arun Senthil of Toxics Link.and will be handed over to a private firm for recycling. And to make things worse. a policy specially to deal with the problem of e-waste. The e-waste will be weighed and contributors will be paid accordingly. This was stated by Dr Saroj. informal recyclers.
She said that once the feasibility study is over an e-waste management project will take shape.in:2048/doc. says Senthil. Within 10 months. The strength of Indian economy lies within the micro. "GTZ has done feasibility studies for solid waste management in the city. 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. "With the framing of an amicable ewaste management solution the city can effectively tackle the mounting menace of e-waste. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. posing grave health and environment risks. 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. Founded in 1975 GTZ works mainly on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)." says Naseer (name changed).com E-waste policy by next month Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd December 7.ac. 6 -.http://site.com." said Sahuji. Meanwhile. 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. "The infrastructure works are going on in a steady pace in both the project sites and they will be completed by January end. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. 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. an illegal e-waste recycler.. "They have identified five cities including Kochi for implementing the solid waste management project. Being a port city Kochi is one of the major dumping yards for this hazardous toxic waste. 2009 43 of 45 04-12-2010 21:08 . and medium enterprises. The third world countries are the worst sufferers as they have traditionally been the dumping yards for hazardous e-waste from developed nations.com Tamil Nadu E-waste Policy In January Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. Dec.com Working on e-waste solutions Publication: New Indian Express Provider: HT Media Ltd December 8.. Minister for Information Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna said here on Saturday. project manager. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. "It will be great if Tamil Nadu manages to implement the policy by January. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express.000 tonnes of e-waste comes to the country annually where they are dismantled manually and unscientifically. corporate giants like Nokia and Dell have taken steps to deal with e-waste. "It is natural for people to protect a of income as long as there is more money to be made. Poongothai said. India is no exception and it is estimated that around 50. the Minister said that the IT parks at Ilanthaikkulam and Vadapalanji near here would be ready to function in 10 months time. 8 -.ezproxy. Dec. Published by HT Syndication with permission from New Indian Express. "The main aim of the project is to develop a fully integrated environmentally sustainable e-waste recycling. December 6.iimcal." she added.000 of its old mobile phones and is looking at ways to make use of the materials in the manufacture of fresh devices. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.html?pc=IN&pr. GTZ was earlier successful in implementing an e-waste management project in Bangalore. both the IT parks will be ready to function. 2009 MADURAI." he added. For more information on news feed please contact Sarabjit Jagirdar at htsyndication@hindustantimes. 2009 KOCHI. has already collected over 10. It would make it easier to deal with the problem then"." she said. Nokia for example. small.The government would finalise an e-waste policy by January 2010 to encourage green IT initiatives in the State.securities. Sources say the new e-waste policy might carry incentives for companies which attempt to help deal with the problem. The will focus on managing the challenges of sustainable ewaste solutions." Mayor Mercy Williams said. Inaugurating the 'Madurai Connect 2009' organised by Confederation of Indian Industry.E-waste disposal is a matter of concern for environmentalists and socially committed groups especially in developing countries.
. Apart from catering to the needs of the public sector. December 6. this arrangement would be useful for private employers in recruiting the right people. 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. Special Correspondent MADURAI: The State government is on the verge of finalising an e-waste policy that will encourage green information technologies. intellectual property rights and consumer protection.html?pc=IN&pr.securities. privacy. starting from one acre. W. A policy decision had been taken to allot smaller areas of land. 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. technological and social considerations at domestic and global levels. Tamil Nadu was seriously looking at Tier II cities as IT destinations and big companies now did not prefer capital cities for expansion. 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. Rank list IT Secretary P. intellectual property rights and consumer protection. They were about two million old personal computers ready for disposal. officials and IT players. They were about two million old personal computers ready for disposal. The Minister said the IT department was working on e-applications for all welfare schemes under the Social Welfare and Adi Dravidar Welfare departments. technological and social considerations at domestic and global levels. creativity and soft skills. Dr. security. She appealed to the CII to provide inputs for creating a policy to integrate ICT in all aspects of administration and development.in:2048/doc. content. Davidar said the government was working on a proposal to make all employment exchanges web-enabled. was keen to break the barriers between SMEs and the ICT and encourage small units to accept the ICT to improve their efficiency. said Poongothai Aladi Aruna. she said. 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.com. W.27 crore people in a very short span of time. She expressed concern over the impact of ?ineffective and indiscriminate disposal" of e-waste that endangered public health and environment.? a meet of entrepreneurs.27 crore people in a very short span of time. data protection. He wanted the CII to prepare a rank list of engineering colleges on the basis of their industry readiness. Inaugurating ?Connect Madurai 2009. here on Saturday. Poongothai said. said Poongothai Aladi Aruna. Poongothai said. against the original idea of leasing 20 acres and above. market. The government.iimcal. she said. the Minister said the policy would be released by January. had 15 million computers and the number was expected to increase by 10 million by the end of 2010. in the proposed IT parks in Madurai. privacy. Introduction of ICT in the implementation of Chief Minister?s insurance scheme for lifesaving treatments resulted in the coverage of 1.. C. India. The government. The government would look at a comprehensive policy that addressed the legal. the Minister said the policy would be released by January. officials and IT players. Introduction of ICT in the implementation of Chief Minister?s insurance scheme for lifesaving treatments resulted in the coverage of 1. India. here on Saturday.ezproxy. data protection. The methodology of ranking should involve infrastructure. The government. Apart from catering to the needs of the public sector. The Minister said the IT department was working on e-applications for all welfare schemes under the Social Welfare and Adi Dravidar Welfare departments. Dr. had 15 million computers and the number was expected to increase by 10 million by the end of 2010. at present. IT Secretary P.? a meet of entrepreneurs. at present. She expressed concern over the impact of ?ineffective and indiscriminate disposal" of e-waste that endangered public health and environment. organised by the Madurai zone of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). organised by the Madurai zone of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). was keen to break the barriers between SMEs and the ICT and encourage small units to accept the ICT to improve their efficiency. The government. C. Government committed to developing conducive environment for ICT: Minister State E-waste Policy In January Publication: Hindu Provider: Kasturi & Sons Ltd. He wanted the CII to prepare a rank list of engineering colleges on the basis of their industry readiness. Davidar said the government was working on a proposal to make all employment exchanges web-enabled. market.ac. this arrangement would be useful for private employers in recruiting the right people. Minister for Information Technology.http://site. 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