The country’s first e-waste clinic is being opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh today. It will enable the segregation, processing, and disposal of waste from both household and commercial units.
The e-waste clinic is jointly set up by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). In the absence of a safe disposal mechanism, electronic waste at present is being disposed of along with other waste.
"The e-waste clinic is being started on the basis of a three-month pilot project. If this project is successful, e-waste clinics will be established at other places in the country. BMC officials informed that electronic waste will be collected door-to-door or could be deposited directly at the e-waste clinic.
The CPCB will provide technical support to the clinic. The most interesting aspect of the e-waste clinic is that the clinic has been prepared on junk low floor buses.
The bus is decorated with e-waste material from outside and inside. A TV has been also installed in it, in which documentary films on the subject of environmental damage caused by e-waste will be shown. (AIR NEWS)