E-Waste Categories

Let’s recycle your E-Waste today

An initiative towards managing electronic waste of Bhubaneswar

Call us at - 18001202723

What is E-Waste?

E-Waste is the term coined to refer to the waste generated from discarded electrical and electronic products such as desktop computers, mobile phones, television sets, washing machines, air conditioners, refrigerators etc. Each of these products contain precious to rare metals such as gold, silver, palladium, iron, aluminium, mercury, cadmium amongst others. In totality, the metals account for over 80% of the product weight.

In 2014, more than 1.8 billion new mobile phones were bought world-over. Each phone contains about 300 mg of silver and 30 mg of gold. If we are able to recover just the gold and silver used to manufacture the phones said in that year, then they are worth more than $2.5 billion

If we take a quick look at our E-Waste contribution, India is the fifth biggest producer of E-Waste in the world, discarding 1.7 million tonnes of electronic and electrical equipment in 2014, according to a UNU Report.

As of 2015, Odisha alone produces about 7,000 - 8,000 tonnes of E-Waste annually and yet lacks proper channels and systems to collect and recycle this waste.

Hazards of E-Waste

Mercury

Atomic Number : 80

A Neurotoxin Causes brain and liver damage

Lead

Atomic Number : 82

A Neurotoxin. Short-term exposure to high levels of lead can cause vomiting, convulsions, coma or even death

Polyvinyl chloride (pvc)

Formula : (C2H3Cl)n

An organic toxin. When combined with water, it forms Hydrochloric Acid, and when inhaled leads to respiratory problems

Barium

Atomic Number : 56

A Neurotoxin and a Cardiovascular toxin. Causes brain swelling, muscle weakness, damage to the heart, liver and spleen.

dioxin

Formula : C12H4Cl4O2

A Carcinogen, Can lead to malformations of the foetus, decreased reproduction and growth rates and cause impairment of the immune system.

arsenic

Atomic Number : 33

Can lead to various diseases of the skin and decreases nerve conduction velocity. Can also cause lung cancer and can often be fatal

Electrical and electronic equipment contain different hazardous materials which are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of carefully. While some naturally occurring substances are harmless in nature, their use in the manufacture of electronic equipment often result in compounds which are hazardous.

How will it be managed ?

What to do with all the scraps?

Contact us 18001202723info@sdrc.co.in

Once we receive your request, your E-Waste will be collected

Right from your doorstep

To the recycler

Who can participate?

Households

Bulk Consumers

School / Universities

Dealers / Repair Shops

Partners

  • A joint lnitiative of -
  • Implementation Partners

About the project

With Bhubaneswar joining the fast lane of development, the volumes of waste, especially electronic waste (E-Waste) is also increasing at a fast rate. Over 95% of these electronic waste finds it way to the informal sector where it is managed in an environmentally unsafe and un-scientific manner. There is an urgent need for developing infrastructre for the collection and channelization of these E-Waste through the formal recycling channels.

In it's effort to support Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in establishing a sustainable and responsible E-Waste management ecosystem in the city, International Finance Corporation in association with European Union is executing the Clean E-Bhubaneswar project under the IFC-EU Eco-cities program. Sofies Sustainability Leaders Pvt Ltd and Siddha Development Research and Consultancy Pvt Ltd are the implementation partners for this project.

We invite all the key stakeloders including the citizens of Bhubaneswar, the consumer's, bulk consumers and the informal sector to collaborate and work together in developing a sustainable E-Waste management system in the city which would work as a model for other cities across India.

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