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Govt authorises 37 centres to collect e-waste: Hussain

Source: The Tribune, Date: , 2017

Source: The Tribune, New Delhi, May, 2017 :-Raising concern over unauthorised dismantling and recycling of e-waste, Environment Minister Imran Hussain said the government has authorised 37 collection centres for collecting e-waste. Stressing the need for public awareness about hazards of improper disposal of electronic waste, Hussain observed that practice of burning of e-waste for extracting various metals is a big menace posing threat for human health and environment.It needs to be curbed, said the minister while addressing a workshop organised by the Environment Department on e-waste management for bulk consumers. According to experts, it is a common practice the user tends to dispose of such waste by selling these items to scrap dealers who in turn are generally ignorant about handling e-waste and sometime burn them.

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