Samadhan foundation in collaboration with AB Sustainablearth organised a one day awareness cum enterprise development programme on electronic waste at MSME extension centre, CP.
E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in developed as well as in
developing countries. The amount of generated e-waste per year grows rapidly. Life
span of computers has dropped from seven years in 1990s to just two years or less
today. Mobile phones have a lifespan of even less than two years. There is a pressing
need to address e-waste management challenge. The presence of valuable recyclable
components offers business, entrepreneurial and employment generation potential in
this industry. Currently, only about 5.7 percent of e-waste is recycled. Also it is
important to have a long-term solution to the rising levels of obsolete mobile phones, refrigerators, televisions and other e-products.