Awareness on e-waste increasing

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 7 September 2018

Suchismita Pai said, “E-waste collected is processed and disposed of by SWaCH, which is the only Maharashtra Pollution Control Board authorised facility in Pune.”

PUNE: E-waste was a major challenge earlier for collection and disposal, but the problem has now been solved by SWaCH, as there is awareness among masses and SWaCH has started collecting it from residential and commercial complexes.

They have recently set up an e-waste collection centre at Loknete Sharadchandra Pawar Bhavan Multipurpose Complex, Dhankawadi, which will be operational 24x7 for the entire year. The centre has diverted nearly 1,000 kg of e-waste from the grey market. The centre is being operated in partnership with the PMC. Suchismita Pai, a member of SWaCH, said, “E-waste collected is processed and disposed of by SWaCH, which is the only Maharashtra Pollution Control Board authorised facility in Pune.”

“Earlier, there was no awareness amongst the people on segregating e-waste. It was either going into a landfill or was reused by the needy. But now, due to awareness, people have started segregating e-waste.”

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