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May , 2010
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KSPCB herds recyclers for treating e-waste:Extraction of gold, silver and platinum will now become more lucrative

Source: The Deccan Herald, Date: May , 2010

Concerned over the threat posed to the environment by e-waste generated in the State, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has launched a project ‘Crystal’ to bring waste treating companies together and help them in treatment of waste using state-of-the-art facilities.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed in this regard. The business to obtain precious metal such as gold, silver and platinum by recycling electronic waste will now be more lucrative following this MoU.  E-waste can be extracted more efficiently by the e- waste recyclers and reusers following the MoU between e-parisara pvt limited, the Belgium-based Umicore Precious Metal Refinery and e-waste agency (EWA). The project taken up by KSPCB through its hazardous waste and water management (HAWA) will ensure scientific extraction of precious metals.  “There are a dozen informal metal recovery units in the State, that function in an unscientific manner. This project ensures work in more scientific manner.



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