Students to promote disposal of E-waste to protect environmental hazards
Mumbai, February 4, 2016: Eco Recycling Limited, India’s leading pioneering professional e-waste management and a BSE listed Company – popularly called as Ecoreco set up E-Waste Collection Centre at Royal College, Mira – Road.
Prof A.E. Lakdawala –Principal, inaugurated the Ecoreco Collection Centre Royal College, Mira Road. Ecoreco has set up 3 bin in the college premises. This arrangement will facilitate collection of hazardous e-waste from generators of e-waste and get them disposed of in an environment friendly manner.
Royal college is the first collage to set up E-Waste collection bins. College’s teaching and nonteaching staff is creating awareness amongst the students through guest lecturers and seminars. Students of the college have also participated in various road shows to ensure they spread awareness to locals about environmental hazard due to E-Waste. These students will further conduct programmes to generate more awareness in the community to eradicate the issue of E-Waste and will encourage people from Mira-Bhayander to come to their college and dispose the E-waste.
Ecoreco proposes to set up many collection centres in Mira-Bhayander Region, which will be strategically placed in spiritual and educational places. This arrangement will help in three ways: first, these bins and accumulated e-waste will remain safe at these places, secondly, these Eco-Bins will develop awareness about e-waste and third, generally most of the electronic gadget users visits the above places either daily or at certain intervals and therefore they can deposit their e-waste there without walking extra mile.
Mr. B. K. Soni, Chairman and Managing Director of Eco Recycling Limited and a visionary in the field of E-Waste management, “We are happy to tie- up with the first college for such an initiative. In the present scenario, where environment conscious people are forced to retain their e-waste at home or offices because of the lack of pollution-free system in place. We are thankful to Royal College, Mira Road for selecting Ecoreco to implement this. The first centre to begin with and going forward, we will make such centres available in most of the area of the Mira- Bhayander for the convenience of general public and environment conscious entities.
Adding further, he said, “Hazardous elements of e-waste in one or the other form keep entering in to our body because of un-environment friendly disposal. Ecoreco does not suggest reduction of use of electronic devises but certainly appeal to one & all for its environment friendly disposal.”
In the recent past, Ecoreco set up Ecoreco bins in various public places like schools, colleges, temples, churches, etc. for disposal of E-waste.