State to have e-waste Collection Centre

Published on: 24 Apr, 2013
Published under: Ernakulam District News, General Kerala News, Kerala Technology News

24 April 2013
Kochi

Kerala Enviro Infrastructure Limited — which runs the Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) at Ambalamedu — is ready with an e-waste collection centre.The company has converted a portion of its 2,000-sq.m storage facility for the collection centre with the capacity to handle four tonnes of e-waste a day. It secured consent from the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) to establish the centre last September and is now awaiting the Board’s final approval to begin operations.

The idea is to collect e-waste from numerous points across the State, bring it in fully covered vehicles to the centre and to then transport it to a recycling facility. An understanding has been reached with Gurgaon-based Green Vortex Private Limited and e-waste recycling plants at Bhubaneshwar and Hyderabad for the purpose.

Infopark has expressed its readiness to enter into a tie-up with the collection centre once it starts operating. At present, used computers from the campus are given to schools for the benefit of poor students while other e-waste such as cartridges, CFLs, tubes and completely unusable computers remain stacked up. Technopark, on the other hand, gives yearly contract to a government-approved agency from Chennai or Bangalore, which quotes the highest bid to collect and recycle e-waste being generated in the campus.

Source – http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/ewaste-collection-centre-to-open-soon/article4648016.ece

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