Moa Sangtam along with the E-circle team after the program held on January 25 in Dimapur.
To sensitize denizens of Dimapur under the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) on electronic waste management, a sensitization program was held on Friday, at Town Hall, Dimapur.
The program was organized by E-circle in collaboration with the DMC.
Speaking at the program, DMC administrator Moa Sangtam spoke about how E circle will be managing Electronic Waste (E-waste) or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) which are electronic appliances or accessories that are rejected due to malfunction or because they are outdated.
In the present world that generates so much technological waste, the E-circle will be working on disposing of this waste in a healthy way, Sangtam said. Lauding E-circle for their initiative, Sangtam added that the team will be collaborating with the DMC.
He also mentioned that E-circle will be providing their services free of cost and they are also ready to buy E-waste from the people.
Sangtam requested the people to extend their support and cooperation.
On the cleanest colony competition, the DMC administrator said that unlike the last two years, this year the competition will be divided into two categories: small and large and management of E-waste will also be included as a criterion in the competition.
He further added, “Let’s bring some changes and make Dimapur a better place”.
Highlighting E-waste management in Nagaland, E-circle co-founder Sowete ü K Letro and co-founder Bendangwala Walling stated that E-circle is a Nagaland first E-waste collection centre, authorized by the Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) for collection, storage, and transport of E-waste in Nagaland.
They have partnered with Hulladek Recycling Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata which operates as an Authorized Management Center of Electronic Waste.
E-Circle is making its services available for discarded electrical equipment (from ACS, TVs, and computers to Headphones, wires etc) to be recycled through authorized recycling companies in India.
They lamented that in Nagaland, no data is available on E-waste generated and most of the consumers are not aware of its ill effects.
Letro was, however, optimistic saying that the E-circle team has been striving to reach out to the community in Dimapur by sensitizing and mobilizing them on the importance of recycling electronic waste.
It may be mentioned that the E-circle has been handling electronic waste since July 2018. Its office is located at C-Khel, Diphupar Dimapur.
Source : Nagaland Post
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