Ctrl+Alt+Del e-waste

The organised sector handles only 10 per cent of e-waste. The rest is handled by the unorganised sector that employs unscientific methods.

Bangalore surely basked in the global glory of its “IT hub” tag for years. Thanks to the huge IT revenues it generated and the big ticket firms that dug deep roots here, Bangalore deserved that. But now, it is wake up time. No, not from its unrelenting garbage piles or its mounting civic problems, but this time from the rising threat of its electronic waste.

Recycling e-waste correctly

Everytime we replace an electronic gadget with its upgraded model, it beco­m­es a headache to adjust or dump the redundant version in the right place.
Old computers, laptops, mobile phones, CDs, hard disks, washing machines, ovens etc either eat dust at homes, go to dustbin or go to kabadiwalla at meagre rates.

Garage recyclers of e-waste are the new threat

Violating norm, they treat e-waste as scrap; No one knows where Government e-waste goes
Backyard practitioners of e-waste pose a new and dangerous threat to the City’s fragile ecology and community health, revealed a survey.

Bangalore e-waste Dismantlers and Recyclers

Here is a list of authorised and registered e-waste dismantlers and recyclers in Bangalore

1. Ash Recyclers,
KSSIDC (i) Estate, Hoskote.
(Authorised Quantity: 120 Metric Tonnes / Annum)

E-waste not in the bin

Rules on electronic waste management were notified in May this year, but several electronics and electric equipment manufacturers in Delhi have not set up e-waste collection centres yet, say environmentalists.

E-waste disposal

Though it is more than a year since rules for the safe management and handling of electronic waste have come into effect, the progress of the implementation of the law is tardy and unsatisfactory. There was a long preparatory period after the framing of the rules but not much was done.

Waste Glossary

Anaerobic Digestion: A controlled process involving microbial decomposition of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biodegradable Substance: A substance that can be degraded by micro-organisms. Biomethanation: A process which entails enzymatic decomposition of the organic matter by microbial action to … Continued

Garbage Decomposition Time

Time it takes for garbage to decompose in the environment: Glass Bottle 1 million years Monofilament Fishing Line 600 years Plastic Beverage Bottles 450 years Disposable Diapers 450 years Aluminum Can 80-200 years Foamed Plastic Buoy 80 years Foamed Plastic … Continued