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

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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 factory.

Webel is collaborating with the state pollution control board and private agencies on collecting e-waste from corporate entities, segregating recyclable and non-recyclable waste, and disposing it off, with the state generating over 41.8 tonnes of e-waste each year.

A procedure has been established in which private agencies appointed by the pollution control board are used to collect e-waste from corporate entities.

E-waste bins have also been installed at various IT parks throughout the state, reports Telegraph India.

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