Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:37

Dump it, shut it, forget it

The lane composting unit can accommodate 25 kg of waste per day from
70 houses on the 10th Cross and 11th Cross of Rajendra Nagar

Community composting begins at 10th Cross, Rajendra Nagar to turn wet waste from homes into compost.

Until recently, 10th Cross Road of Rajendra Nagar at Adugodi ward in BTM Layout Assembly segment was one large black hole with garbage strewn around.

But now it’s likely to become a model lane, thanks to the efforts of Saahas, a non-profit organization, which has introduced the concept of lane composting.

From September 7, residents of this road, have been dumping their wet waste into a composting unit set up by Saahas, which has been helping communities manage their waste at source by reducing, reusing and recycling, since 2001. (BBMP) provided space for the unit. The purpose of this exercise is to collect wet waste and convert it into compost, while deterring people from throwing it on the road and reducing the burden on landfills. The wet waste will get converted into compost in 30 to 45 days.

Authorized e-waste recyclers remove harmful materials, including mercury, lead, cadmium, phosphorus, and beryllium, and dispose them of safely. DH file photo.


NGOs working for decades to reduce electronic and electrical waste are worried about the state of Bengaluru, where people are yet to understand the hazards of e-waste. 

Saahas and Ensyde, two NGOs that have tied up with BBMP to reduce informal recycling of e-waste, will launch ‘bE-Responsible’, an awareness campaign to mark the anniversary of the waste collection programme on Saturday.

Green trends: In less than a month, these units have collected over 250 kg of e-waste   | Photo Credit: E Waste


Source: This article was originally published on The Hindu


Nine collection units have come up in 10 wards across the city

Disposing e-waste will not be a problem anymore if you live in south Bengaluru. You can now drop them at your nearest Bangalore One center and soon even at select post offices.

Two organizations working in the waste management sector for over a decade, Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE) and Saahas, have put up nine e-waste collection units at nine Bangalore One centers in 10 wards in and around J.P. Nagar.


Source: This article was originally published on The Better India

With the number of mobile users and phones growing exponentially across the country, it becomes even more imperative for conscientious citizens to ensure e-waste generated is disposed of correctly without causing harm to the environment.

And now if you live in Bengaluru, you can stop worrying about your e-waste because two organizations have come together to help members of the general public with the disposal. Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE) and Saahas, companies that are part of the waste management industry have put up e-waste collection units in various spots in the region.

In addition to the drop-off points, there is also a mobile unit that goes around the area collecting e-waste.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 05:27

Our trash, our solution

Bengaluru will get the country’s first facility to recycle and reuse e-waste in its entirety, without exporting it to Europe.



Source: This article was originally published on The New Indian Express

BENGALURU: Bengaluru in particular and the country, in general, do not have to worry about exporting e-waste to European countries like Belgium anymore. The city is set to get, within a year, a facility where e-waste can be recycled and reused in totality.


Source: This article was originally published on Citizen Matters

Do you remember the famous wedding video invite with an LED display that had the family lip-syncing to a choreographed welcome song and dance? Ever wondered what happened to the card after the wedding? This was the storyline for the Street play performed by Kaledio to raise awareness on e-waste. 

Friday, 06 October 2017 18:46


Source: This article was originally published on Times of India


Read on to learn how a few young entrepreneurs are working towards preventing the city from becoming `the e-waste junkyard' of the country

E-waste is one of the rapidly increasing sources of waste in the country. While India is the fifth largest producer of e-waste, Bengaluru stands third in the country with more than 100,000 tonnes of e-waste produced annually. Most of the city's e-waste comprises computers and cell phones, which are dismantled manually, thus creating a health hazard as they pollute the environment with their toxic heavy metals such as mercury and cadmium.

Source: This article was originally published on The Better India

Bengaluru is the third largest e-waste producer in India after Mumbai and Delhi. It generates 37,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste every year.

Earlier this year, NGOs Saahas and Environmental Synergies in Development (Ensyde) had installed 12 e-waste (electronic waste) drop-off boxes in post offices and Bangalore One centers in the city and collected 4.4 tonnes of it in 10 months. They recovered 306 kg of metals and diverted 26.34 kg of toxic metals from landfills.

Now, along with BM Kaval Residents’ Welfare Association, the NGOs have introduced the first e-waste bin in a public place in Bengaluru.

The bin was installed in CMH Road on Saturday morning.

Monday, 24 February 2020 18:15

Bengaluru gets first e-waste bin on roadside

The e-waste bin installed on CMH Road in east Bengaluru on Saturday. (Photo: Md Asad)


Source: This article was originally published on Times of India

BENGALURU: In a first in the IT hub, a bin has been installed in a public place to collect e-waste. The bin put up on CMH Road in east Bengaluru on Saturday morning jointly by NGO Saahas and Environmental Synergies in Development (Ensyde), NGO, and BM Kaval Residents’ Welfare Association, will collect discarded electrical or electronic devices.

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