Bengaluru: Saahas and Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE), both not-for-profit organisations, will organise an e-waste collection/disposal campaign at Malleswaram, RMV 2nd Stage, IISC and MSRIT from November 28 to November 30.
A dedicated e-waste collection electric van will go around the areas for bulk pick-ups. On November 28, the collection point is at Sankey Tank, while on second day it will be at IISc and MSRIT, and on day three the drive will take place at R.T. Nagar and RMV Residential Park.
Though there is no charge for traditional e-waste items, for CFLs and tubelights there is a charge of Rs 47/ Kg.
The bE-Responsible initiative has tied up with a Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)-authorised recycler, to ensure that the e-waste collected is managed in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
“'Our campaigns are conducted to sensitise stakeholders on the need for formal and responsible collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of e-waste; and the environmental, safety and health implications of the informal system that exists today. We run campaigns at various public events, schools, colleges, malls, hospitals and resident welfare associations through workshops, campaigns, emails and social media,'' the release said.
India Posts and Bengaluru One Centers have collaborated with the programme. The organisations have placed over 30 bins at strategic locations in the city like B1 Centres, Post offices, MK Retail, RxDx, community clubs and other key locations....