E-waste management drive conducted by 8,000 students
In Bengaluru over the past four months, as a part of an e-waste management drive, 8,000 students belonging to 40 different schools have collected over 10 kgs of e-waste.
BENGALURU: In Bengaluru over the past four months, as a part of an e-waste management drive, 8,000 students belonging to 40 different schools have collected over 10 kgs of e-waste.
On Tuesday, the students were felicitated in the city, the students of the Delhi Public School North had collected the maximum, followed by the students of Euro School in Chimney Hills.
The e-waste management drive, was initiated by a tech-enabled producer responsibility organization (PRO) Karo Sambhav, who is engaged in developing and implementing solutions for responsible electronic waste management across India, was designed for students from class V to X.
"We're building a cohesive e-waste movement across India. We aim to make a long-term behavioural change with respect to critical environmental issues through Karo Sambhav School programme. We've partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of World Bank Group, to build sustainable e-waste solutions for India with a focus on awareness generation, capacity building and knowledge exchange. All the collected e-waste will now be recycled 'responsibly'," Pranshu Singhal, founder of Karo Sambhav, said.
The IFC programme manager, Sarina Bolla, for India E-waste Programme, had said that, "The use of technology is increasing exponentially and building awareness among future generations will enable more responsible use and disposal of electronic waste. We encourage students to join the movement."