City holds e-Waste Awareness Programme

Representational Image (Photo: Getty Image) The e-Waste Awareness Programme for Bulk Consumers envisaged under the Clean e- Bhubaneswar Project was launched today at the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) premises. Along with the awareness program, the event also marked the commencement of an e-waste collection drive at the BMC premises, and as an initiation of the processes for inventorisation and channelisation of e-waste generated at BMC. The Clean e-Bhubaneswar Project, under the ‘IFC-EU Eco-Cities’ program, aims to ensure that the city’s e-waste is collected and recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. The awareness event was organised by the BMC and project implementation partners Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt.

Ltd. and Siddha Development Research and Consultancy (SDRC).

The E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, were discussed as well as roles of the different stakeholders as defined by these rules. The roles and responsibilities of bulk consumers was examined in detail

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