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Budget 2020: Appliances, consumer electronics industry seeks GST tax relief, incentives to produce eco-friendly, energy-efficient goods

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

Manufacturers of appliances and consumer electronics are seeking lower taxes on eco-friendly and energy-efficient products, more incentives for domestic manufacturing and waiving of customs duty on inputs imported to make the components in the upcoming Union Budget. The...

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Trucost Research Points to $10B #BusinessCase for Circular Economy for Electronics

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2015

Last month, the Green Electronics Council (GEC) unveiled new research carried out by Trucost that highlights the importance of advancing best circular-economy practices throughout the electronics sector.

The GEC engaged Trucost in order to better understand the...

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Now, a resource centre to hone skills in solar electronics

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 7, 2015

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) in partnership with the Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI) has set up a Centre of Excellence aimed at creating a large pool of talent in the sunrise sector of solar photovoltaics and electronics.

This is the...

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Subject Tags: electronics , policy

BIS pushes for standards for all products

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2014

 To check the sale of non-standard electrical and electronics Chinese items and even Indian products like helmets, toothpaste and razors etc, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has approached the government to do away with the clause that allows several such items to be sold in...

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EPEAT® Environmental Rating System Debuts in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 25, 2014

The Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CESD) today celebrated the Indian debut of the EPEAT® environmental-rating system for electronics with an event in Delhi co-hosted with the Green Electronics Council. CII convened...

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E-Waste in India: a grey story

By : Sustainability ..., May 26, 2014

 Guest contributor, Arjun Mehta, Manager at Sims Recycling Solutions India, reflects on the critical need of the hour in developing a sustainable model for e-waste management & recovery....

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Indian Environment Network to Support EPEAT Expansion in India

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2014

 The Green Electronics Council today announced that the ...

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Wipro takes top spot in green electronics rankings

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2012

Indian tech giant Wipro has parachuted into the top spot in Greenpeace's latest green electronics rankings, after winning plaudits for its ambitious commitments to cutting carbon emissions and sourcing energy from renewable sources.

Greenpeace today unveiled its 18th...

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Rule of dump: Discard e-waste the right way

By : Anonymous, May 4, 2012

The new rules on e-waste that have come into effect from May 1 can be seen as the first step towards reducing pollution of the information era. The E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rule, 2011 were notified on May 30, 2011 by the Union ministry of environment and forests (...

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Subject Tags: e-waste , electronics

LG releases first water treatment solution

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 30, 2010

Consumer electronics giant LG just unveiled its first wastewater treatment solution, the Green Membrane Bioreactor (G-MBR) process, a mere two months after the company announced plans to enter the water treatment business.

LG admitted at that time to having no previous...

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