The Delhi authorities is planning to arrange three digital waste parks in every municipal division for dismantling and recycling used merchandise.
Officers are making ready a plan on how the parks are to be constructed following instructions from the principal scientific advisor to the Centre, and L-G. “The parks may have buildings for dismantling and recycling processes. E-waste recycling was earlier not permitted in Delhi, however the MCDs allowed it just lately,” mentioned an official.
The official mentioned the plan includes accumulating e-waste from casual sector employees at these three parks, and supplying recycled merchandise to producers from right here. The parks are proposed to be unfold over areas of about 20-acre every in areas inside north, east and south Delhi.
“Two merchandise might be derived by recycling e-waste — metals and plastic. There are processes that guarantee each these recycled merchandise are of fine high quality and can be utilized once more by producers. Producers of electronics can take again recycled merchandise from right here,” the official mentioned.
By way of these parks, the federal government hopes to regulate unlawful processing of e-waste in areas equivalent to East Delhi’s Seelampur, which is alleged to be one of many largest e-waste markets in India. Improper dealing with of e-waste damages the atmosphere and likewise poses a number of well being dangers for employees concerned in extracting metals from used merchandise.
Officers additionally mentioned improvement of such amenities would assist digital producers meet their waste assortment and recycling targets as per their prolonged producer duty (EPR) below the E-Waste (Administration) Guidelines 2016.
“About 95% of e-waste recycling continues to be finished by the casual sector… By way of this park, it’s estimated that not less than the quantity of e-waste produced in Delhi might be recycled, as all stakeholders in e-waste administration ecosystem will likely be introduced below the identical roof,” the official cited above mentioned.
The proposal on improvement of e-waste parks is predicted to be positioned earlier than L-G Anil Baijal for approval within the coming week.