See how Jamshedpur plans to tackle e-waste crisis

Fri, 2019-06-21 11:14 -- SCC India Staff


According to Kolkata-based Hulladek Recycling, Jamshedpur generates about 1,500–2,000 metric tonnes of e-waste annually. Keeping this in mind, Jusco has collaborated with Hulladek Recycling to inaugurate the first electronic waste management centre in Sakchi.

So, if any one wants to give away their unused electronic waste, one can go at the centre and deliver the waste there. To do this, one has to fill a form, record keeping and also to ensure that the products are not stolen. As per the rate chart, the center will then transfer the amount to one’s bank account.

Laptops, notebooks, notepad computers, cellphones and its spare parts will cost Rs 78.8 per kg including GST while television sets including LED and LCD will cost Rs 15.8 per kg. Refrigerator and washing machines will cost Rs 10.5 kg.

“This is a unique way to celebrate World Environment Day. I appreciate the collaboration between Jusco and Hulladek. In fact the latter is also approved by the Central Pollution Control Board. We will also extend our support in case anyone proposes to start an industry unit for recycling,” said East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Amit Kumar, who inaugurated the centre.