It is important to understand the different types of waste if we are serious about addressing the increasing challenge of waste management.
The aim of the drive by Messe Frankfurt was to spread awareness about the lesser known hazards of electronic waste generated in the city.
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change recently released the updated e-Waste Management Rules, 2016 with some helpful modifications..
Earth Rise: The Apollo 8 image of the Earth from lunar orbit (Dec 24, 1968). “The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth.” – Apollo 8 broadcast 22nd April is celebrated as Earth Day, a day when more than one […]
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 41 (starting October 10), 2011.
i-dream is an environment education initiative set up in October, 2008 working in the field of environment education and training for schools/colleges, energy auditing & carbon footprint calculation and manufacturing of products made from recycled/handmade paper. i-dream invites applications for the following positions under its ongoing project e-waste collection project […]
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) often ascribed as “urban ore” is a waste type consisting of any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance. It includes includes computers, entertainment electronics, mobile phones and other items that have been discarded by their original users. Presence of chemicals like cadmium, lead, […]
Toxics Link invites all to participate in a dissemination workshop on the ‘Study on Radioactive Waste in India’ as part of the recently concluded study taken up by Toxics Link, with support from Heinrich Boll Foundation, aimed at mapping the civilian nuclear fuel cycle in India with a clear focus on waste generation […]
E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. In developed countries, it equals 1% of total solid waste generation and is expected to grow to 2% by 2010. In USA, it accounts 1% to 3% of the total municipal waste generation. In EU, historically, E-waste is […]
Environment and Health Public Lecture Series – The Looming Crisis of E-waste The Looming Crisis of E-waste E-waste is emerging as a critical waste issue in India, with cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore contributing largely to the quantum of waste. Rapid change in technology, high obsolescence rate […]
The problem of e-waste in Delhi is only increasing by the hour. Still not much is talked about it and little, if any research is going on in making any E-waste management strategy for the city. However of late, the problem is being recognized and being studied from all angles. […]