• Massive e-waste collection.

    Massive e-waste collection drive on World Environment Day- 5th June 2018.

CMDA Initiative:

We at CMDA (Computer and Media Dealers Association) feel that it’s our mutual responsibility and duty to make our planet green.  

At CMDA Pune, we are planning to start the e-waste collection activity in Pune region. This activity will not be a ONE TIME drive but round the clock 365 days in a year we will continue to do this work.

This collection of e-waste will be backed by recycling by the authorised recyclers. This entire activity will be carried out by adhering to the Govt. of India’s EPR norms for disposal of the said e-waste.

 

To take this ahead we are starting with 20 Collection centres covering maximum area of Pune through our members. We will keep E-waste collection bins at all these places and appeal Corporate Companies and people to bring their e-waste at these places. Our centres will receive the goods and give them receipt for the same.

However our all 375 members and business owner are part of this initiative.

 

Inauguration:

While CMDA is planning for a big inauguration ceremony to kick starts this initiative with prominent personality and environmentalist on 5th June.

However there will be parallel events happening thru out the city for collection of e-waste. We have identified 5-6 different locations across city at collection centre wherein the prominent personality and the local comparators will kick start the e-waste collection initiative personally being there at the venue.

 

E-waste:

In today’s era of computers and smartphones, e-waste has become the biggest challenge globally. India has emerged as the 5th largest e-waste producing country with its contribution of appx 3 million tonnes of e-waste every year. State-wise Maharashtra ranks 1st in generation of electronic waste.

 

Impact:

This Electronic waste accounts for lead and heavy metals found in landfills.

The impact of e-waste on human health and environment is well documented. When electronic goods that are past their shelf life are broken down manually for precious metals or burnt or discarded in landfills, they contaminate land and water.

 

The vast majority of electronic waste processing happens in the unorganised sector, which fills a glaring lacuna in the processing cycle, and collects waste from households and establishments.

 

Pune generates 10000 to 16000 metric tons of e-waste every year. And appx 75% of this e-waste is being processed or dismantled by unorganised sector.

Many of the workers are children who work with their bare hands, dealing with enormous quantities of toxic metals. The heavy metals present in e-waste are known to cause neurological and skin diseases, genetic defects and cancer in workers who handle them.

 

How press can help us in this initiative:

By helping us in creating awareness about hazardous way of e-waste being processed by unorganised e-waste pickers. Its ill effects on our land, water and human beings.

And encouraging them to give their e-waste to only official collection centres and ask them for a receipt of the same. Thus ensuring process driven recycling of e-waste, which will help our mission of green planet.

 

 

I Promise to Keep My Planet Green.

FAQ

    1. What is e-waste?
    2. E-waste refers to electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life. E-waste means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded

    as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from

    Manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes.

    1. What is CMDA Pune E-waste 365 Model?

    We at CMDA (Computer and Media Dealers Association) feel that it’s our mutual responsibility and duty to make our planet green.  

    With the help of our member we have started collection center in their respective shops and offices across Pune region. This activity will not be a ONE TIME drive but round the clock 365 days in a year.

    This collection of e-waste will be backed by proper recycling by the authorised recyclers. This entire activity will be carried out by adhering to the Govt. of India’s E-waste Management Rules 2016 norm for disposal of the said e-waste.

    1. What are the procedures for Citizens and community to recycle electronic scrap and equipment?

    2. Citizens, students, and community members may bring their computers, monitors, televisions, laptop computers, and plasma screens to our collection center which are across Pune, during regular business hours, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. We are able to accept these items in our office free of charge. The consumer need to declare the item and take the receipt from the collection center.

    Once our collection centre accept it they will handover to Authorized Recyclers or Dismantler for proper disposal.

    1. What E-Waste, Collection Centre will collect?

    A: All IT Products like Desktop, Laptop, Server, Mobile/Phones, Monitor (LCD/CRT), Printer, Keyboard/Mouse, Speaker, UPS, Router, Head phone, Cables.

    1. What can be done with e-waste?
      A.Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce your generation of e-waste through smart procurement and good maintenance. Reuse still-functioning electronic equipment by donating or selling it to someone. Recycle those components that cannot be repaired. Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals,that can be recycled.
    2. What is the Electronic Waste Recycling Act in India?

    E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016 including restrictions on usage of hazardous substances as per global best-practices and to prevent e-waste dumping in the India is a subject which is being dealt by Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF)

    1. Are cathode ray tubes are hazardous waste?
      Computer monitors and televisions with Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) have been deemed hazardous waste by the California Department of Toxic Substance Control and, therefore, cannot be disposed of in a landfill. Each CRT contains 5 to 7 pounds of lead, as well as cadmium, silver, gold, and other heavy metals and toxic compounds. Lab studies have shown the potential for these compounds and elements to leach out of the computer equipment into the landfill’s outflow and cause groundwater contamination.
    2. What is banned from the landfill?
      Almost any product with a circuit board is now banned in India from the landfill and considered universal waste and, as such, requires special handling. It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage. These products contain toxic substances, such as mercury, lead, and cadmium. Mercury, released into the environment through the improper disposal of mercury-containing products, is a known neurotoxin.

    9.What are Environmental and social benefit of recycling waste ?

    A: Environmental and social benefits of recycling e-waste is based on 3 R rule.

    The three R's stands for: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. This rule is part of the waste hierarchy which is a process used to protect the environment and conserve resources through a priority approach. The aim is to get the most practical benefits from products and to generate the minimum amount of e-waste.

    Reducing is cutting back on the amount of trash we make, Reusing is finding a new way to use trash so that we don't have to throw it out, and Recycling is using trash to remake new goods that can be sold again.

    1. Do not just throw away your old computer, monitor or a broken phone in trash; take time to research how you can discard those in the most environmentally friendly way.
    2. Follow the general 3Rs rule; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    3. Electronics that are in working condition can be donated to the less fortunate, to schools and to those who can reuse them. CMDA appeals you to handover your working Desktops, Laptops and Printers which we will donate to needy organization. Please handover to our CMDA office @ Saharkarnagar Pune.
    4. Contact CMDA at cmdapune.org and get the nearest location for disposal.
    5. A small initiative can prevent your computer from becoming part of a landfill and you an environmentally conscious responsible citizen.
  1. What should I do with my old computers and electronics?

    1. Do not just throw away your old computer, monitor or a broken phone in trash; take time to research how you can discard those in the most environmentally friendly way.
    2. Follow the general 3Rs rule; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    3. Electronics that are in working condition can be donated to the less fortunate, to schools and to those who can reuse them. CMDA appeals you to handover your working Desktops, Laptops and Printers which we will donate to needy organization. Please handover to our CMDA office @ Saharkarnagar Pune.
    4. Contact CMDA at cmdapune.org and get the nearest location for disposal.
    5. A small initiative can prevent your computer from becoming part of a landfill and you an environmentally conscious responsible citizen.