Growing E-Waste, an alarm to wake up
Nationwide Collection Drive began from 2nd Oct, 2015
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‘E-waste Mukt Bharat: Swachh Bharat’
A drive to set up 100,000E-waste collection bins(Eco-Bin) across nation in the educational & spiritual places and to train & deploy 300,000 waste managers innext ten years for environment friendly disposal of waste
India has a massive amount of e-waste, which is composed of abandoned, obsolete, or damaged electrical or electronic gadgets. Because of India’s rapidly expanding burden of e-waste from domestic consumption, businesses, and imports.
With all of these factors combined, India’s E-waste is predicted to grow to 20 million MT by 2020, up from 3.2 million MT in 2015. The monetary value of e-waste recoveries is expected to reach USD 4 billion (INR 25,000 crore) by 2020.
This e-waste problem has highlighted the necessity for effective e-waste management in the country. The most important issue with e-waste is its collection, handling, and processing, rather than its generation. Because the formal sector is not able to handle such a massive problem harming the environment, most people resorted to traditional methods of collecting by Kabadies, scrap collectors, or rag pickers.
SSL E-Waste hopes to establish a strong army of trained workers to carry out the e-waste collection mission and support the ‘Swachh Bharat’ vision with this social effort.
SSL E-Waste Management LLP has devised a plan that will significantly improve the lives of unorganized scrap dealers and rag pickers, sometimes known as ‘Kabadies.’
A Social Drive called ‘E-waste Mukt Bharat: Swachh Bharat’, hopes to contribute to the Prime Minister’s Mission of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.
SSL E-Waste envisages setting up 100,000 “Eco-Bins” across India in educational & spiritual places to facilitate individual and other small e-waste generators to ‘Deposit e-waste for Disposal’
with an easy, effective, and cost-effective method of providing strong ‘E-Waste Collection Centers’ to the general public, so that every item of E-waste generated, whether it is chipboard, a mobile device, or a mobile battery, can be tossed in designated places at various locations.
On the auspicious day of Gandhi Jayanti, on October 02, 2015, the program was started. Gandhi dreamed of a ‘Clean India’ in his lifetime. “Acknowledging the gravity of the situation, we have opened the corridors for E-waste collection as a social responsibility,” stated Mr. B. K. Soni, Chairman and Managing Director of Eco Recycling Limited and a visionary behind this ambitious scheme.
SSL proposes to use the value of the e-waste collected in these bins for the upliftment of the informal sector, as well as a request to the corporate sector to consider using CSR funding for the skill development of these Kabadies