bE-Responsible

bE-Responsible

Status : Ongoing

Location : South Zone and Mahadevapura Zone, Bengaluru

Supported By : Western Digital

E-waste has emerged as the fastest growing waste stream in the last decade and India is the 5th largest producer of e-waste. Bengaluru, which is the IT hub of the country is the 3rd largest generator of e-waste in India. E-waste contains many substances that are hazardous to human health and pose a serious threat if not handled carefully.  Only 30% of e-waste gets recycled, of which close to 90% is recycled by the informal sector which results in poor resource recovery and uncontrolled release of the hazardous material into the environment.

The objective of the bE-Responsible project is to provide awareness to households, schools, Institutions and Offices about the dangers of e-waste and facilitate collection of non-bulk e-waste.  As part of this program, public drop boxes have been placed at convenient locations for people to drop their e-waste. List of Drop Boxes. The program is being run across Bangalore. To arrange for an awareness campaign and monthly collection for your Apartment/RWA/Institution, contact 73497 37586.

The project is being implemented with our partner NGO ENSYDE

To know more about this program, visit: http://www.be-responsible.in/

 

Focus Area

Focus Area:

E-waste awareness and collection
Duration

Duration:

Nov 2016 - Ongoing
Beneficiaries

Direct Beneficiaries:

54,550+

Waste handled:

3.5 M Tons/month
State

State:

Karnataka
Key stakeholders

Key stakeholders:

Non-bulk consumers E-waste recyclers E-waste PROs
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