GOVT PLACES E-WASTE MANAGEMENT ONUS ON MANUFACTURERS

 

 

Considering the "phenomenal" growth of e-waste in the country, the Centre has notified the revised e-waste management rules 2016 under which improper management of such refuse leading to environment damage will invite financial penalty. While CFL and other mercury lamps have been brought within the ambit of the e-waste management rules 2016, a "Deposit Refund Scheme" has been introduced under which the producer of any computer, mobile phone or other electronic product will have to persuade consumers to return the products after usage for a small sum.

Source: Ahmeda Bad Mirror

 

Corner Brook school wins phone recycling challenge again

The popular advertising slogan for Verizon Wireless a number of years ago can be aptly applied to the students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Corner Brook. Their desire to protect the environment includes eradicating the world of unused cellphones.

Source: The Western Star

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