Monday, 30 January, 2023
TopicE-waste

Topic: E-waste

India’s e-waste mountain growing. ‘Right to repair’ can lower it—tax breaks, skill partnerships

Manufacturers who plan a shorter life for gadgets are realising that public opinion is shifting on repairing rights. It’s time to let our devices, and planet earth, live longer.

‘Key players junked, scope expanded’ — govt’s proposed e-waste rules worry industry insiders

Proposed changes published in May could exacerbate mismanagement of e-waste, putting it in hands of informal sector with brands no longer responsible for collection, say experts.

The world could have 75 million metric tonnes of e-waste by 2030. Here’s how we can avoid it

E-waste tends to contain harmful chemicals that can leach onto the environment. Changing the way we consume is at the heart of the solution.

Repairing – not recycling – is the first step to tackling e-waste from smartphones

Smartphones have become a form of consumption and replacing them on a regular basis has become commonplace. Changing this mindset will be key.

Your old phone or laptop can be reborn as gold jewellery that you can now wear

A record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste was generated worldwide in 2019 & its raw materials were worth around $57 billion.

An Indian startup is tackling the world’s e-waste problem

The UN has warned of an e-waste ‘tsunami’ unless more is done to tackle the world’s fastest-growing waste stream – one which reached 48.5 million tonnes in 2018

This Nagaland club is using football, folk songs & church visits to teach children discipline

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

What the e-waste industry has learnt from Star Wars’ economic model

At a time when recycling markets are depressed, companies have shifted focus from salvaging raw materials to recovering whole gadgets and parts within them.

Your mobile phone is a major contributor to toxic e-waste in the country

Experts say phones are a major chunk, by quantity, of the 2 million MT of e-waste India generates annually

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.