Status : Ongoing
E-waste has emerged as the fastest growing waste stream in the last decade and India is the 5th largest producer of e-waste. Bengaluru, which is the IT hub of the country is the 3rd largest generator of e-waste in India. E-waste contains many substances that are hazardous to human health and pose a serious threat if not handled carefully. Only 30% of e-waste gets recycled, of which close to 90% is recycled by the informal sector which results in poor resource recovery and uncontrolled release of the hazardous material into the environment.
The objective of the bE-Responsible project is to provide awareness to households, schools, Institutions and Offices about the dangers of e-waste and facilitate collection of non-bulk e-waste. As part of this program, public drop boxes have been placed at convenient locations for people to drop their e-waste. List of Drop Boxes. The program is being run across Bangalore. To arrange for an awareness campaign and monthly collection for your Apartment/RWA/Institution, contact 73497 37586.
The project is being implemented with our partner NGO ENSYDE
To know more about this program, visit: http://www.be-responsible.in/
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