CUSAT takes the e-waste challenge
By K C Arun | Express News Service | Published: 21st May 2017 02:46 AM |
KOZHIKODE: According to the Clean Kerala Company, Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) is the major producer of e-waste among the educational institutions in the state.
Clean Kerala Company
Launched in 2015, it collects e-waste from educational institutions, government offices and the public.The project was conceptualised by Clean Kerala Com-pany, a company formed by the government to develop integrated waste disposal mechanisms for local bodies.
No waste, huh!
Interestingly, the company did not receive any e-waste from MG University, Kalady Sanskrit University and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.
Recycle and reuse
The company sells the procured e-waste to the Hyderabad-based firm Earth Sense Recycle Private Ltd, which is an authorised agency under the Central Pollution Control Board.
Catching ‘em young
The state-run company expanded its mission to eradicate e-waste by involving the student community
The National Service Scheme coordinates the project and a teacher is made the convener at the school-level.
The company provides Rs 10 per kg of waste to the students.
Students have been collecting defunct and old telephones, mobile phones, TV, computers, laptops, printers, refrigerators, fans, electrical motors, scanners, photo copiers, etc from the public.