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E-Waste is the term coined to refer to the waste generated from discarded electrical and electronic products such as desktop computers, mobile phones, television sets, washing machines, air conditioners, refrigerators etc. Each of these products contain precious to rare metals such as gold, silver, palladium, iron, aluminium, mercury, cadmium amongst others. In totality, the metals account for over 80% of the product weight.
In 2014, more than 1.8 billion new mobile phones were bought world-over. Each phone contains about 300 mg of silver and 30 mg of gold. If we are able to recover just the gold and silver used to manufacture the phones said in that year, then they are worth more than $2.5 billion
If we take a quick look at our E-Waste contribution, India is the fifth biggest producer of E-Waste in the world, discarding 1.7 million tonnes of electronic and electrical equipment in 2014, according to a UNU Report.
As of 2015, Odisha alone produces about 7,000 - 8,000 tonnes of E-Waste annually and yet lacks proper channels and systems to collect and recycle this waste.
What to do with all the scraps?
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Once we receive your request, your E-Waste will be collected
Right from your doorstep
To the recycler
School / Universities
Dealers / Repair Shops
With Bhubaneswar joining the fast lane of development, the volumes of waste, especially electronic waste (E-Waste) is also increasing at a fast rate. Over 95% of these electronic waste finds it way to the informal sector where it is managed in an environmentally unsafe and un-scientific manner. There is an urgent need for developing infrastructre for the collection and channelization of these E-Waste through the formal recycling channels.
In it's effort to support Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in establishing a sustainable and responsible E-Waste management ecosystem in the city, International Finance Corporation in association with European Union is executing the Clean E-Bhubaneswar project under the IFC-EU Eco-cities program. Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt Ltd and Siddha Development Research and Consultancy Pvt Ltd are the implementation partners for this project.
We invite all the key stakeloders including the citizens of Bhubaneswar, the consumer's, bulk consumers and the informal sector to collaborate and work together in developing a sustainable E-Waste management system in the city which would work as a model for other cities across India.