E-waste and the circular economy
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29/06/2022

Where does your old smartphone go after you have thrown it off in the dustbin? The waste might end up in landfills and add on to the existing waste management problems. At a time when the world is inching towards Net Zero, it is important for citizens to understand appropriate methods of electronic waste disposal, […]

Where does your old smartphone go after you have thrown it off in the dustbin? The waste might end up in landfills and add on to the existing waste management problems. At a time when the world is inching towards Net Zero, it is important for citizens to understand appropriate methods of electronic waste disposal, says Sreepriya Sridharan from Karo Sambhav, a Delhi-based organisation working in the field of circular economy.

Sidharan believes that at a time when old smartphones are being discarded at a rate comparable to newer ones being bought, we should all be concerned about proper disposal of e-waste. 

“Whatever versions of phones, android versions, iOS versions that we are using, it’s just going to multiply towards 2070. It is absolutely urgent for us to work on any kind of waste, including electronic waste. India has committed to go net zero by 2070,” says Sridharan.

In our video Sridharan talks about the steps for proper disposal of the e-waste which plays a crucial role in generating a circular economy.

Check-out our video here:

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With previous stints at The Hindustan Times and Newslaundry, Nikita is interested in telling stories about climate change and it's effect on our day-to-day lives. She has previously enjoyed her role as a print reporter and believes in producing fact-based stories. At LetMeBreathe, she is exploring the digital medium and believes that videos are the most powerful medium for portraying realities to create change and evoke empathy.
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