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Welcome to Clean E-Bhubaneswar

Dear Reader!

Welcome to the official website of Clean E-Bhubaneswar initiative.

Are you a stakeholder in the e-waste ecosystem? Would you like some one to take care of the disposal of your e-
waste? We are here to help.

We can organize e-waste related workshops and events, or address any e-waste related queries you
may have. Reach through this website or call us on the toll-free  number 1800-120- 2723 for any of the
above or if you just want to know a little bit more about this initiative. We Look forward to partnering with you in
a drive towards a greener,cleaner and e-waste free Bhubaneswar.

Background

The city of Bhubaneswar has witnessed a significant surge in consumption of electronic gadgets and electrical
appliances in the past decade and the trend is only expected to grow. Electronic waste, or e-waste, covers all
items of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and its parts that have been discarded by its owner as waste
without the intent to re-use. The need to collect, treat and recycle these devices becomes imperative as
improper disposal and informal dismantling poses a great threat to human health and the environment.
A lack of efficient and adequate recycling infrastructure has presented a tough challenge as currently the e-
waste gets recycled by dangerous and unscientific techniques such as open burning of cables that results in
cancerous fumes and acid leaching leading to soil and ground water pollution.

To tackle this ever-growing problem, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has joined hands with the
International Finance Corporation (IFC) to launch the Clean e-Bhubaneswar Project. The project aims at
developing a sustainable model for e-waste management in the city with the goal of establishing a first-of- its-
kind collaboration between the local government entities, including the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation,
Orissa State Pollution Control Board, IT Department and the private sector to address e-waste management
challenges. The Clean e-Bhubaneswar Project is a part of the IFC-EU Eco-Cities programme. The Eco-Cities India
is a multi-year climate-change focused programme aligned with Government of India’s Smart Cities initiative
as it is structured around designated ‘Smart Cities’ – Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune.
The long-term objective is to help India meet its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) by reducing
greenhouse gas emissions and mobilizing private sector finance through a combination of established and
innovative interventions designed for the Indian market.

The implementation of the project is being undertaken by the consortium of Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt.
Ltd. and Siddha Development Research and Consultancy Pvt Ltd. This consortium will focus on establishing an
effective e-waste collection system in the city to ensure proper channelization of e-waste, generating
awareness and developing a sustainable e-waste ecosystem in the city. It would also address another
important aspect of integrating the informal sector by creating appropriate linkages with formal e-waste
supply chain, leading to a profitable business value proposition in local recycling and processing of e-waste.

This website is a portal to facilitate the collection of e-waste, an information source for the various project
activities, as well as a resource centre for e-waste related documents. The toll-free number 1800120
2723 is also part of the e-waste collection drive, encouraging citizens to dial in and request pick-ups for
disposal of their e-waste through this channel.

Stay tuned and do return for project activity updates and interesting E-waste stories!

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