High e-waste on Pune-Mumbai highway

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Mumbai, Sep 28 (UNI) The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board has found that the amount of e-waste generated on the Mumbai-Pune highway is one of the highest and has decided to involve various government agencies to deal with the problem.

The increasing use of electronic equipments such as computers, TV sets, telephones and audio sets has resulted in increased e-waste in the mega cities.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in consultation with ILFS Ecosmart has made a presentation before the Environment secretary about a proposal for processing the e-waste on the Mumbai-Pune belt.

Speaking at a press conference today, additional Municipal Commissioner R A Rajiv said, ''The Corporation will collect the e-waste and extract and use the valuable things from it.'' He further added that the Corporation will soon appoint an agency for the same.

The computer manufacturing companies can buy back the e-waste and the MPCB is working on a policy for the same, Mr Rajiv added.

UNI

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