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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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CPCB given extended producer responsibility authorisation under the new e-waste rules

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 11, 2017

The Central Pollution Control Board has been given the Extended Producer Responsibility(EPR) authorisation under the new e-waste rules, diverting it from the state pollution boards, the...

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Toxic waste from solar panels represents a global environmental threat

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 29, 2017

A new study by Environmental Progress (EP) warns that toxic waste from used solar panels now poses...

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ASUS to Recycle 20 Percent of Its Global E-waste by 2025

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 6, 2017

Taiwanese tech giant ASUS on Monday announced the recycling of 20 per cent of its global electronic waste (e-waste) by 2025.

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West Bengal Pollution Control Board to translate e-waste management rules

By : sustainabilityo..., May 30, 2017

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board is trying to create an inventory of e-waste generated in the state and suggested that IIT-Kharagpur could work with the regulator to make this happen. “...

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