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Samalkha unit chips off gold from tonnes of e-waste

Source: The Tribune, Date: , 2015

The information and communication revolution has undoubtedly brought a sea change in our day-to-day life but it also led to manifold problems in the form of hazardous waste. It has been a challenge to properly recycle e-waste generated from obsolete computers, mobile phones and their accessories. A unit recently set up here by Raman Sharma has started recycling e-waste in an environmental friendly way. While there are 138 registered units in the country in this field, but Exigo Recycling is the first of its kind which is doing end-to-end recycling, Raman claimed. “This means not even a single part of e-waste is left without proper treatment,” he pointed out. Having started functioning in January, the unit is recycling 75 to 100 metric tonnes of e-waste every month. Sharma said, “Various metals, including copper, aluminium, lead, gold and tin are extracted from e-waste by using various machines which are then sold in the open market.”

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