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State yet to begin work on e-waste

Source: Deccan Chronicle, New Delhi, Date: , 2009

The E-Salvage project to dispose of 200 tons of electronic waste generated every month in the city is yet to see the light of day. It was the AP Technology Services which proposed the project for the effective disposal of e-waste and it was approved by the AP Pollution
Control Board.Initially, the APPCB had approved two companies, GJ Multiclave and Ramky, for the environmentally safe disposal of the 6,000 kg of e-waste produced in the city alone. Following reports on how thousands of tonnes of e-waste was being dumped in landfills or burnt creating health hazards, the APPCB also approved by the E-Salvage project. As per the proposal, the disposal of the e-waste had to be outsourced to private parties through tenders. “Three firms have expressed interest to take up the project which includes Ramky in Hyderabad, E-Peripheral in Bengaluru and Erico in Mumbai,” said the APTS managing director, Mr K. Praveen Kumar. “These firms have their own facility for the safe disposal of e-waste but they should get the approval of the APPCB.”