Bangalore city to serve the needs of the technology industry by providing the most cost and time efficient ways of recycling all forms of electronic .
ASH RECYCLERS in BBC WORLD
At Ash Recyclers the hazardous metals are safely extracted at a special plant, and everything else - down to the keys - is recycled.
There are plans for a large industrial recycling plant to open in 2007. Until then, the women at Ash Recycling help form the backbone of Bangalore's e-waste clean up.
The growth of India's technology industry shows few signs of slowing, as do the piles of waste it creates.
Government policies to stop dumping and encourage recycling will have to work quickly if India is to avoid leaving an unwanted legacy.
“Electronic Waste Adds to Pollution in India” “Electronic waste, composed of heated and discarded metals from computer parts, is accumulating quickly as India's computer recycling industry rapidly expands. NewsHour reports on government regulation of computer recycling and the health threat posed by improper recycling of computer parts.”
Andrew Stevens Anchor/Correspondent CNN International “World News Asia”
“Bangalore produces 6000 tons of IT related waste every year ending up in piles of motherboards like this. Extracting gold from motherboards is also the most dangerous part of the entire process. Here it is still broken down much further and components are used. Virtually nothing is wasted here, everything is recycled here”. “In this warehouse at Bangalore these women breakdown the obsolete computers. This operation follows local government's safety regulations”.
ASH RECYCLERS in NDTV
“Just imagine the negative fall-out of electronic age on environment. Hundreds and thousands of discarded Computers, mobile phones and refrigerators are cluttering the planet. Let us take just one item at one Indian city. Computers and what is happening in recycling processes in Bangalore. Ash recyclers began to chip-in the gold and platinum from discarded motherboards”.
“A wiser approach to E-waste” Financial Express
“The recycling of e-waste is undertaken in an unscientific manner, affecting both health and environment. Recently the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has given authorization for Ash Recyclers to handle e-Trash in Bangalore”. Click here to view the complete article