Dispur shifts focus on e-wastes - Meet on proper disposal
Source: The Telegraph, Date: November , 2014
The Pollution Control Board, Assam, (PCBA) will formulate a
mechanism for proper e-waste management in the state.
The need for proper disposal of e-waste is being felt more than
ever before because of an increase in generation of such waste, which increases
the risk of an environment disaster since lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium and
beryllium present in e-waste are extremely toxic and often carcinogenic.
E-waste is waste material from broken or discarded electrical or electronic
appliances. It includes electronic devices ranging from large household items
to small consumer goods like computers, laptops, printers and their parts,
television sets, telephone sets, ACs, refrigerators, music systems,
calculators, electrical appliances and their components.
“We will soon come up with a proper inventory of the e-waste
generated in the state,” Dubey said at the workshop, which was organised by the
board in association with Toxics Link, an NGO.
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