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Ecoreco, BMC join hands to set up E-Waste Collection Centres in Mumbai
Mumbai, January 21, 2016
Waste management company Eco Recycling Limited (Ecoreco)has joined hands with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to set up E-Waste Collection Centres within the jurisdiction of Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
Ms. Pallavi Darade, Additional Municipal Commissioner, MCGM inaugurated the first Ecoreco Collection Centre at the junction of Mithibai College, V. M. Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai today.
A press release from Ecoreco said the arrangement would facilitate collection of hazardous e-waste from generators of e-waste and get them disposed of in an environment friendly manner.
To begin with, Ecoreco proposes to set up 24 Collection Centres in the MCGM Region, which will be supported by thousands of Collection Bins (Eco-Bins), which will be placed in spiritual and educational places.
The release said this arrangement would help in three ways: first, these bins and accumulated e-waste will remain safe at these places, secondly, these Eco-Bins will develop awareness about e-waste and third, generally most of the family members visits to these places either daily or at certain intervals and therefore they can deposit their e-waste there without walking the extra mile.
“We are delighted to partner with Ecoreco, which India’s pioneering e-waste management company. The city of Mumbai needs systematic channels of E-Waste Collection Centres, as Mumbai is the highest e-waste generating city in the country. Not only the collection of e-waste, but its scientific disposal needs a great attention. Ecoreco, owing to its rich expertise in the field, came to our support to find a solution to this problem. Under this partnership, we will facilitate Ecoreco Collection Centres in the City, which will collect and facilitate disposal of e-waste in a
scientific manner. I urge the people of Mumbai to extensively use these centres to dispose of their e-waste," Ms. Darade said.
Mr. B. K. Soni, Chairman and Managing Director of Eco Recycling Limited, said, “In the present scenario, where environment conscious people are forced to retain their e-waste at home or offices because of the lack of pollution-free system in place, we are thankful to MCGM for conceptualizing this nice idea and selecting Ecoreco to implement it. This is the first centre to begin with and going forward, we will make such centres available at all the wards of the city for the convenience of general public and
environment conscious entities."