Delhi to dump its e-waste in dedicated bins

50 govt buildings will use e-waste bins, even as NDMC and Delhi schools already use 16 such bins

neha

Neha Sethi | July 5, 2010



The police commissioner’s office in Delhi, the Supreme Court, and the High Court will soon have e-waste bins to dispose of their electronic waste. “We will have e-waste disposal bins in 50 more government buildings starting next week,” an official from the environment department in Delhi told Governance Now.

Sheila Dikshit, the chief minister of Delhi had distributed 16 such e-waste bins to NDMC and some schools in April. “Some schools have responded very enthusiastically to this programme. We have been able to collect a lot of e-waste,” the official said. He said that setting up of these bins was a big help in generating awareness about e-waste.

Some of the other buildings where these e-waste bins will be setup are Vikas Minar, Vikas Bhavan and Vikas Sadan.

Dikshit had said that e-waste was a big problem in order to address it the Delhi government had decided to develop a systematic mechanism to collect e-waste. The Delhi government has tied up with three authorised e-waste recyclers who pick up the waste regularly and dispose it.

The official said that though it is only the companies approved by the Central Pollution Control Board which are collecting the waste from these bins, but the government is trying to bring the informal sector on board through these authorized recycling companies. “We are trying to have a co-operation between the informal and formal sector through Manufacturer’s Association for Information technology,” he said.

Comments

 

Other News

Charming tales of the Snakeman’s early years

Snakes, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll: My Early Years By Romulus Whitaker with Janaki Lenin HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 699

Gripping graphic narrative helps make sense of pandemics past

The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar

“Globally, there is unprecedented positivity for India”

Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors

World’s biggest bird-a-thon begins in India

During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun

Comments sought on Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advt in Coaching Sector

The Central Consumer Protection Authority has sought public comments on the ‘Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in Coaching Sector’. The draft guidelines are placed on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs and are accessible through the link:

Electoral bond scheme unconstitutional: Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held the anonymous, unregulated and unlimited funding through electoral bonds and companies as unconstitutional. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising chief justice DY Chandrachud and justices Sanjiv Khanna, B

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter