School of Basic and Applied Sciences and School of Engineering and Technology organized an “Awareness Session of E-Waste Management” driven by Karo Sambhav, on February 3, 2020. Karo Sambhav is one of India’s first authorized E-Waste producer responsibility organizations, is organizing E-Waste awareness and collection drives for Schools, Colleges, Companies, Societies etc.
Ms Liza Puri and Mr Jatin Vashishth were the resource persons. Mr Jatin discussed that rapidly evolving technology is not just a boon but a bane too. It creates enormous e-waste in form of old equipment and hardware. India generates more than 2 million tonnes of e-waste per annum. Less than 2% of this gets recycled that too in unorganized way, resulting in serious health and environment hazards. He showed animated videos on how these E-waste generated and disposed and how it affects the health of living beings. He also showed documentary on the people who are involved in this E-waste scrap businesses and suffering from chronic diseases.
140 students from SBAS and SOET participated in this session. Many faculty members from both departments also attended the session. This session was very interactive, students and faculty appreciated this initiative of Karo Sambhav Campaign.