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Railways gets its first waste-to-energy plant

The East Coast Railway has commissioned the government’s first waste-to-energy plant which will turn e-waste and plastic into light diesel oil in 24 hours. A patented technology called ‘Polycrack’ will be used, which converts multiple feed stocks into hydrocarbon liquid ... Read More »

Tata Power e-waste campaign

This year alone, three million tonnes of e-waste will be generated in India, reports Assocham. Unfortunately, only 5% of this waste is safely disposed. Tata Power in association with TATA CLiQ has taken the lead by hosting ‘Earth Week’ – ... Read More »

DIPP Swachh Bharat Grand Challenge Awards

As part of the Swachhta Pakhwada, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) organized a Swachh Bharat Grand Challenge to reward innovative solutions by DIPP recognized start-ups in the country. Four areas – sanitation, waste management, water & waste water ... Read More »

World-first waste microfactory launched

World’s first microfactory that can revamp the components from electronic waste (e-waste) items into valuable materials for reuse has been launched at University of South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. The microfactory has the ability to reduce the rapidly burgeoning problem of ... Read More »

E-Waste Management rules enhanced

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has said that the Government has amended the E-waste (Management) Rules in a move to ease and productively implement the environmentally sound management of e-waste in India. Vardhan highlighted ... Read More »

Veolia to clean Japan’s N-waste

Veolia, a France-based water treatment company, has entered nuclear waste cleaning sector of Japan through its acquisition of USbased company Kurion, an expert in nuclear waste handling. The company foresees significant growth in the nuclear waste cleaning market across the ... Read More »

E-Waste to cover CFL and Mercury Lamps too

New E-waste rules will now include Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury containing lamps as well as other such equipment, as per the latest notification under E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. ... Read More »

E-waste Certification

Simply defined, e-waste is the waste generated from used electronic devices and household appliances which are not fit for their originally intended use and are destined for recovery, recycling and disposal. As per the estimates of the United Nations Environment ... Read More »

An Integrated approach to SWM

“From establishing a separate e-waste collection facility, complaint redressal system, litter prevention system to slum up-gradation & rehabilitation, Vadodara Municipal Corporation has an integrated plan in place.” Kashyap Shah, Environmental Engineer (SWD), VMC speaks on the SWM model. Technology is ... Read More »

Illegal e-waste filling landfills

The annual quantum of dangerous-toxic junk or the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) generated is going to be about 65.4 million tonnes in 2017, as illegal dumping in landfills continues. On an average, seven kilogrammes of e-waste is generated ... Read More »

E-waste unit

The Department of Information Technology and Electronics, Government of West Bengal, has initiated the process of setting up an e-waste management and processing unit in an adjoining district of Kolkata. A survey conducted by West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) ... Read More »

Drop boxes for E-waste

Odisha will soon have drop boxes at various points in all its 30 districts to collect e-waste. The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has asked five authorised collection centres to set up collection boxes at waste generating points like ... Read More »

Emphasis on EPR to regulate e-waste disposal

It is a year since the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 have been implemented in India. Emphasising on the concept of Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) enshrined in the rules, Jayanthi Natarajan Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and ... Read More »

Utilizing e-Waste

Bangalore based innovator Suren Vikash has developed a solar-powered eco-friendly bag, which is 85% upcycled, made from waste rubber tyres and can be used to charge mobile phones and iPads on the go. Having been introduced on World Environment Day, ... Read More »

Technopark e-waste collection systems

In the past four years, Technopark campus in Thiruvanathapuram has had a system for collecting e-waste. Every three months the Central Pollution Control Board collects waste from companies operating within the park and transports it to a processing centre at ... Read More »

Website for Waste Disposal

As streets overflow with recyclable garbage and cities struggle with inept management systems,, an online venture started by Chennai based couple Jegan and Sujatha, provides recyclable waste collection services at the doorstep and also pays you for the junk. ... Read More »

Medals from e-waste

Reports indicate that the winners at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics would be adorning medals that contain gold, silver and copper recovered from e-waste. The metal supplier, Teck Resources, recycles household appliances, electronics and cables and recovered metals from computer ... Read More »

Dustbins for e-waste

A recycling body, Ash Recyclers, is reaching out to the residents of Bangalore in an effort to help them dispose off their e-waste. Started by Sayeed Hussain, the company has placed bins outside many houses and corporate offices in which ... Read More »