Trivandrum: The Clean Kerala Company Limited, under the Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala, is all set to collect e-waste from Government, Private and Public Sector institutions in the State. Minister for Urban Affairs, Shri Manjalamkuzhi Ali flagged off the e-waste collection scheme at the Secretariat premises in Thiruvananthapuram today.
The e-waste, collected at a rate of Rs. 5 per kg, will be handed over to the Earth Sense Recycle Pvt. Ltd., an e-waste recycler located at Palakkad. Based on an agreement reached with the company earlier, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Kabeer B Haroon, MD of Clean Kerala Company and John Robert, CEO of Earth Sense Recycle Limited last week.
The government has directed all Government, Private and Public sector institutions in the State to hand over e-waste to Clean Kerala Company. The e-waste that will be collected include discarded computers, laptops, TVs, photocopiers, scanners, radios, tape recorders, washing machines, refrigerators, grinders, mixers and iron boxes. If used electric bulbs including CFL and other such objects are brought, Clean Kerala Company will collect it for free.
E-waste in municipalities will be collected at one centre and in Corporations this will be done in more than one centre. The aid of Kudumbashree and similar organisations will be sought for collecting e-waste in municipalities. To collect e-waste from residential houses, a mobile e-waste collecting vehicle will arrive at each local body once in three months. From those who bring e-waste, it will be collected at a rate based on the weight. Vehicles could be arranged if required to places such as engineering colleges and other educational institutions to collect e-waste once in six months.
A project to collect e-waste under the aegis of Clean Kerala Company has been prepared in the background of e-waste accumulating in government offices and public sector institutions. This initiative will be followed by an initiative to collect plastic waste.
Clean Kerala Company was formed with the objective of ensuring hygiene management of the state through the adoption of innovative and scientific methods and proven technology, adhering to the concept of active participation of the public and private sectors.
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