Category: E-Waste

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Hindalco purchased land for new e-waste recycling plant in Dahej

Hindalco purchased land for new e-waste recycling plant in Dahej

Aluminium producer Hindalco Industries has reportedly acquired 150 acres of land at the Payal Industrial Park in Dahej, Gujarat, for its copper and e-scrap recycling plant. According to earlier sources, the company plans to invest…

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Lohum to start its new battery recycling plant

Lohum to start its new battery recycling plant

India-based battery recycler Lohum Cleantech plans to build an EV battery recycling plant in the United Arab Emirates. A joint venturee has been formed with the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure and the BEEAH…

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Battery recycling plant in Palghar to be extended

Battery recycling plant in Palghar to be extended

RecycleKaro is planning to expand its LIB recycling plant in Palghar, Maharashtra. As per the source, the plant currently processes 2,500 tpy of LIBs and 7,500 tpy of electronic waste. As further indicated, current plans…

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New battery recycling proposal in Jamnagar

New battery recycling proposal in Jamnagar

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will reportedly set up a battery recycling and production facility in Jamnagar, Gujarat. The plant should be operating by 2026. The source does not mention the future size or…

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E-waste recycling plant in Bhopal to start soon

E-waste recycling plant in Bhopal to start soon

Delhi-based e-waste recycler Prometheus Recycling is about to put its e-waste recycling plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, into operation. The recycling plant is said to recycle up to 30,000 metric tonnes of e-waste per year.…

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Webel to develop plan for e-waste management in West Bengal

Webel to develop plan for e-waste management in West Bengal

Webel, West Bengal’s nodal agency for the development of the electronics and IT industries, is developing a comprehensive plan to manage electronic waste (e-waste) in the state, including the possibility of establishing a waste processing…

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Chaubey to Parliament: Government has taken many steps to formalize e-waste recycling sector in India

Chaubey to Parliament: Government has taken many steps to formalize e-waste recycling sector in India

The Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply on December 8, informed the Rajya Sabha of the various initiatives his government is taking to formalize…

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MoEFCC notifies E-waste Management Rules 2022

MoEFCC notifies E-waste Management Rules 2022

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, which will come into effect on April 2023. The Rules were first published in May 2022. These rules…

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CPCB launches portal for EPR registration

CPCB launches portal for EPR registration

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has launched its portal for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for the purpose of e-waste registration. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) of producers is regulated through EPR Authorisation from the CPCB.…

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E-Waste Day celebrated on October 14; ReSustainability preparing for new e-waste initiative

E-Waste Day celebrated on October 14; ReSustainability preparing for new e-waste initiative

India is now officially the world’s third-biggest e-waste generator with 85-90% of it managed by 3,400 to 5000 informal recycling units. The existing recycling process predominantly involves the extraction of valuable materials after shredding the…

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Nashik to collect segregated e-waste at source

Nashik to collect segregated e-waste at source

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning the segregation of electronic waste (e-waste) at the source and special arrangements will be made for the same in the garbage vans. Nashik municipal commissioner Chandrakant Pulkundwar on…

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NHRC: ‘Stop dumping e-waste into developing countries’

NHRC: ‘Stop dumping e-waste into developing countries’

Justice Arun Mishra, Chairperson of India’s National Human Rights Commission, expressed concern about developed countries dumping e-waste into the borders of developing countries. He emphasized the importance of ending this practice in order to universally…

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Govt to set up expert committees to assess possibility of common mobile phone charger

Govt to set up expert committees to assess possibility of common mobile phone charger

The government has stated clearly that it wants to create a standard for mobile device charging, but it hasn’t set a deadline since it needs to have broad industry consultations. Three expert panels will likely…

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Tirupur steps up e-waste collection efforts

Tirupur steps up e-waste collection efforts

To promote proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste), the Tirupur city corporation has launched the “Nothing is Waste” campaign. In collaboration with the NGO Thuppuravalan, the municipal corporation held an awareness camp at its main…

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West Bengal to get a new e-waste management facility

West Bengal to get a new e-waste management facility

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is constructing an integrated e-waste management facility at Sonarpur in the South 24-Parganas district. According to research conducted by the WBPCB and the West Bengal Electronic Development Corporation…

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SDMC’s e-waste platform receives enthusiastic response from citizens

SDMC’s e-waste platform receives enthusiastic response from citizens

The SDMC’s online platform for e-waste collection has received over 2,300 applications, with over 900 people using the service so far, according to civic officials. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) initiated an initiative in…

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Centre: 29 cases of illegal e-waste import since 2019

Centre: 29 cases of illegal e-waste import since 2019

On Monday, the Union government informed the Lok Sabha that 29 incidents of illicit e-waste importation have been discovered across the country since 2019. The data was placed by the administration in answer to a…

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Minister’s update on e-waste management in LS

Minister’s update on e-waste management in LS

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, has informed the Lok Sabha under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, 21 types of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) have been notified. These…

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Delhi to get an e-waste eco-park

Delhi to get an e-waste eco-park

The Delhi government has announced the establishment of the “country’s first” e-waste eco-park in New Delhi to deal with rising e-waste The Delhi goverment plans to carry out recycling and remanufacturing on the 20-acre plot…

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Karnataka to install e-waste collection bins

Karnataka to install e-waste collection bins

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will install 50 e-waste collection bins in Bengaluru, including the Vidhana Soudha and the High Court. In addition, one hundred bins will be installed in other parts of…

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NGT: State PCBs should file reports on e-waste recycling industries

NGT: State PCBs should file reports on e-waste recycling industries

All state Pollution Control Boards and Pollution Control Committees have been ordered by the National Green Tribunal to provide status reports on the operation of e-waste recycling industries that are generating environmental degradation and health…

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Madhya Pradesh’s second e-waste plant launched

Madhya Pradesh’s second e-waste plant launched

Madhya Pradesh’s second e-waste recycling plant is being launched in Gwalior by Prometheus. The plant has reportedly received approval from the Pollution Control Board for handling hazardous and e-waste. The plant will reportedly manually segregate,…

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Civic bodies ramp up efforts to collect e-waste from households

Civic bodies ramp up efforts to collect e-waste from households

Various civic bodies across the country are seeing positive results for their plastic and electronic waste collection drives from households and industrial areas. Now, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has finalised a private contractor…

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E-Waste more than the weight of the Great Wall of China?!

E-Waste more than the weight of the Great Wall of China?!

On the occasion of International E-Waste Day 2021, leading experts and producer responsibility organisations (PROs) are calling on households, businesses and governments to get behind efforts to get more dead or unused plug-in or battery-operated…

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E-waste generation rose by 31.6% during last year

E-waste generation rose by 31.6% during last year

India generated 10,14,961.2 tonnes of e-waste in 2020, which is a 31.6 per cent increase from 2019, Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed the Rajya Sabha earlier this…

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Bhubaneswar: Weekly door-to-door e-waste collection

Bhubaneswar: Weekly door-to-door e-waste collection

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched weekly door-to-door collection of electronic waste (e-waste). The drive is being conducted to avoid the mixing of municipal solid waste with e-waste at the household level. The e-waste…

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Lohum plans new investment for capacity increase

Lohum plans new investment for capacity increase

Noida-based Lohum Cleantech has announced plans to expand its manufacturing and recycling capacity for lithium ion batteries. While production shall increase from 300 MWh to 1,000 MWh, the recycling capacity is planned to jump from…

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Gravita India to expand its recycling business

Gravita India to expand its recycling business

Indian recycling company Gravita India Ltd. wants to enter the electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling market and is currently in discussion with a European technology provider. Gravita India Ltd. is mainly active in lead batteries…

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Electronics & IT Ministry releases draft policy paper to address e-waste issues

Electronics & IT Ministry releases draft policy paper to address e-waste issues

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has formulated a policy paper to address wastage in the use of electronics and the electrical sector. The paper titled “Circular Economy in Electronics…

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Pune civic body to organize monthly e-waste collection drives

Pune civic body to organize monthly e-waste collection drives

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) solid waste department has decided to organize a monthly collection program at 300 centres for e-waste and plastic waste. Recently, the PMC organized a one-day e-waste and plastic waste collection…

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IIT Delhi develops sustainable technology to deal with e-waste

IIT Delhi develops sustainable technology to deal with e-waste

E-waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams with an annual growth rate of 3-5%. New technology by IIT Delhi’s Chemical Engineering department has been developed as a sustainable solution to tackle the menace of…

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NGT issues directions on implementation of E-Waste Management Rules

NGT issues directions on implementation of E-Waste Management Rules

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued directions for the implementation of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 after observing that there were huge gaps in the compliance by the State Pollution Control…

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CPCB: India collected on 10 percent of e-waste in 2018-19

CPCB: India collected on 10 percent of e-waste in 2018-19

India collected just 10 per cent of the electronic waste (e-waste) estimated to have been generated in the country during 2018-19 and 3.5 per cent of e-waste generated in 2017-18, according to a recent report by…

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Vijayawada: RFPs to manage e-waste and floral waste

Vijayawada: RFPs to manage e-waste and floral waste

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation is planning to streamline the management of e-waste and the floral waste being generated in the city by facilitating the collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of this waste.  The civic body…

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Chennai gets e-waste collection campaign, Clean To Green

Chennai gets e-waste collection campaign, Clean To Green

RLG India has launched a Clean To Green campaign in Chennai in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), to free the environment of electronic waste. The campaign aims at the safe…

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“Countries that set up coordination bodies tend to perform better in e-waste management than others”

“Countries that set up coordination bodies tend to perform better in e-waste management than others”

Since 2016, when the Government of India notified the E-Waste (Management) Rules, several Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) set up operations for e-waste management in India. Yet several issues persist in terms of effectively enforcing and implementing…

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“Swacch Bharat Mission provides the perfect platform to promote better E-waste management”

“Swacch Bharat Mission provides the perfect platform to promote better E-waste management”

The Global E-Waste Monitor identifies e-waste as the fastest growing waste stream in the world. India generated 3.2 million metric tonnes of e-waste in 2019 alone, making it the third-largest contributor to e-waste in the…

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UPPCB to NGT: Set up fine pulverization unit to manage e-waste in NCR

UPPCB to NGT: Set up fine pulverization unit to manage e-waste in NCR

Following a directive by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) earlier in February this year, the UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has recommended setting up a pilot fine pulverization unit to manage the potential environmental risk…

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Spotting business opportunities in e-waste

Spotting business opportunities in e-waste

The recently released Global E-waste Monitor estimated that the world generated a phenomenal 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste or an average of 7.3 kilogram per capita last year. The total e-waste generation has increased…

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World’s e-waste up 21% in 5 years, says UN report

World’s e-waste up 21% in 5 years, says UN report

The UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report has found that the world dumped a record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year, up 21 per cent in just five years.   The new report also predicts…

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‘If this pandemic and lockdown can change people’s attitude towards recycling, it will be a big achievement for the e-waste management sector’

‘If this pandemic and lockdown can change people’s attitude towards recycling, it will be a big achievement for the e-waste management sector’

Following an extended lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, waste collection in various streams considered ‘non-essential’ has taken a hit. Only Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Biomedical Waste (BMW) are being collected and treated by…

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E-waste recycling plant to be setup in Guwahati

E-waste recycling plant to be setup in Guwahati

United Global Trust is planning to setup a new electronic waste recycling facility in Guwahati, Assam, which will serve eight states in northeast India. The project is supported by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).…

New e-waste recycling facility in Bangalore to open soon

Indian infrastructure company Cereba Integrated Technologies Limited has announced to open its e-waste recycling facility in Bangalore, Karnataka, in April 2016. According to Business Standard, the plant is located on a 12-acre industrial land and…

E-waste project in Narsapura under construction

IT company Cerebra Integrated Technologies has started construction on an e-waste recycling facility located in Narsapura, Bangalore, as reported by the source. The plant was said to be finished within 6 months as Cerebra will…