ABOUT E-WASTE AWARENESS
The programme aims to create effective awareness in various levels (of society) to reduce the adverse impact on environment and health arising out of the polluting technologies used in recycling e-waste in the unorganized sector.
The charter for this programme is to bring together the triad of public, government and industry to adopt responsible measures for Sustainable electronics that is responsive to environmental needs. This needs proactive policy formation and mass deployment that would be the focus area.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Activities Across India
RWA Activity in Agartala (Tripura)
Retail Activity in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Bulk Consumer Activity in Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
RWA Activity in Imphal (Manipur)
Retail Activity in Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir)
India is the fastest growing economy, wherein electronics play the key driver., The rapid innovation in technology has resulted in improved electronic products, besides faster obsolescence of old products, thereby creating unmanageable volume of electronic waste (e-waste).more
Shri Ravi Shankar PrasadHonourable Minister, Law & Justice, Communications, Electronics & IT,
Today, electronic waste poses a significant challenge for the society, due to fast discarding old devices with its improved version. In India, lack of awareness about ill effect of Improper managing the end-of-life products, is also a major concern.more
Shri Ajay SawhneySecretary, MeitY, Govt. of India,
GreenE website has been created to disseminate information about the ill-effects of e-waste recycling at informal sectors and associated hazards to environment and health of the operators.This initiative is conducive to create awareness amongst the common citizen.I welcome all to use this website as well as give your feedback for improving the Programme.
Shri Arvind KumarGC, MeitY
Electronic waste (e-waste) is a global challenge. Urban cities are turning into e-waste landfills, with tons of materials disposed of without consideration for health and environment. Recycling of e-waste in industrial scale, however, can recover valuable resources efficiently and also generate employment. more
Dr. Sandip ChatterjeeDirector, MeitY, Govt. of India,
“We really appreciate the efforts of MeitY- very carefully planned and executed thereby increasing the awareness of e-waste. Will go a long way in a more responsible disposal of the electronic waste by all stakeholders thereby positively impacting the environment”
Mr. Vivek SeigellPrincipal Director, ICT Electronics Committee, PHDCCI
MEITY’s Initiative is aimed at raising awareness amongst relevant stakeholders on the costs of inappropriate recycling and the avenues for environment friendly management of e-waste. Over the last two years, it is well on its way achieve that purpose.
Ashish ChaturvediDirector, Climate Change, GIZ India
“MeitY has done a commendable job in creating e-waste awareness across key stakeholders i.e., public, government and industry through its policies and proactive initiatives favouring the environment. MeitY’s efforts on e-waste have always been reliable, efficient and responsive, we must strive to sustain it.”
Manish SharmaPresident, CEAMA
MeitY has managed to create a single national program that has the capability to transform E-waste management in India.With a firm belief in circular economy,this program in its first phase managed to create unprecedented awareness.As it progresses further,I am confident it will be revolutionary.All stakeholders must make the best use of this platform.
Anwar ShirpurwalaFormer CEO, MAIT