Date of Release:
Aug 5 2015
Though Odisha produces about 7,000-8,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) annually, the producers are yet to apply proper methods to dismantle and recycle this, say the officials.
As a result, Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has issued notice to 43 producers including Intex, LG, Samsung, Acer, Vodafone, Sharp India, Carrier Media, Sukam Power, HP, Hitachi, Blue Star, Micromax and Xolo to get their act together. It has asked the organizations what steps they have taken for setting up of collection centers in Odisha for collection of end-of-life equipment.