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"What is needed at this time is more enforcement and competence building to create waste systems"
By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2019
In conversation with Sustainability Outlook, Pranshu Singhal, founder of Karo Sambhav, sheds light on factors that drive e-waste management amongst consumers as well as the...Read more..
Subject Tags: Circular Economy , e-waste , EPR , Extended Producer Responsibility , India , Karo Sambhav
NGT concerned over lack of policy on disposal of antimony-coated solar panels
By : Sustainability ..., Jan 9, 2019
The National Green Tribunal has expressed concern over lack of policy or rules with regard to disposal of solar panels containing antimony and sought minimum time schedule required for the...Read more..
Subject Tags: antimony , e-waste , India , NGT , solar modules , solar panel disposal
Vijayawada to have its own e-waste collection point
By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2018
Over the years, segregating the e-waste generated in city has become a herculean task for Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC). To overcome the problem, the civic body is in talks with Guntur-...Read more..
Subject Tags: e-waste , environment , sustainability , waste management , waste segregation
Centre drops e-waste recovery target for manufacturers
By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 5, 2018
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) has revised the e-waste recovery target for manufacturers, aimed as a measure to curb its dumping in the environment, due to...Read more..
Subject Tags: e-waste , E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules 2018 , India , MoEFCC
UN warns of severe health risks from electronic/electrical waste in India
By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 14, 2017
The UN has warned about the health and environmental dangers from the processing of e-waste -- the discarded electronic and electrical material -- by the informal sector in India without proper...Read more..
Subject Tags: e-waste , waste management
To check e-waste, 243 dealers in Delhi NCR told to take back old electronic goods
By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 2, 2017
India’s top pollution watchdog has identified more than 240 electronic goods manufacturers and dealers in and around Delhi who must take back used products and, if you are lucky, have them...Read more..
Subject Tags: e-waste , Extended Producer Responsibility , waste management
IFC & Karo Sambhav Collaborate to Build a Sustainable Electronic Waste Solution for India
By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 5, 2017
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with Karo Sambhav, a collective producer responsibility organization (PRO) engaged in developing and implementing responsible electronic...Read more..
Subject Tags: e-waste , Electronic waste solution , IFC , India , Karo Sambhav , Sustainable Development , waste management
Only 1.5% e-waste recycled via institutional process: Assocham
By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 18, 2017
A meagre 1.5 per cent of the total e-waste generated in India is recycled through an institutional process, a study by industry body Assocham said today.
Subject Tags: e-waste , industry news , recycling , waste management
NITI Aayog wants relaxed e-waste norms
By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 28, 2017
With the NITI Aayog readying red carpet for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad in November, key ministries have been asked if the electronic waste policy could be revisited.
“We have asked the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of...Read more..
Subject Tags: e-waste , norms , waste management
Government exploring PPP model for handling e-waste in commercially viable manner
By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 21, 2017
The Government is exploring the possibility of setting up an eco-park under public-private partnership mode to make research and development in e-waste recycling commercially viable, the environment ministry has told a parliamentary panel.
The Ministry said this to the...Read more..
Subject Tags: e-waste , Sustainable Development , waste management