Jamshedpur, Feb. 5: Civic body-Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), organized the first of its kind four-day ‘Kabad Mahotsava’ (scrap festival) at the Birsa Munda Town Hall in Sidhgora today.
The idea was to create awareness amongst people on the need for reuse and recycle of scraps to reduce dry waste generation.
JNAC special officer Sanjay Kumar Pandey said that the workshops are designed on reuse of scrap materials like unused tyres, plastics, damaged unused furnitures in schools and colleges so that students and children learn reusing such articles.
“The idea is also to make a public movement in reusing electronic waste (e-waste) and other dry waste like plastics, containers which would reduce generation of waste significantly,” said JNAC special officer.
Another official said that they there is a need of complete, indigenous and environment-friendly technology package starting from disassembly to processing of e-waste for recovering metal values, reducing health hazards and utilising non-metallic constituents.
“Our country is one of the fastest growing economies of the world and the growth in PC ownership per capita between 1993 and 2000 was 604 per cent, compared to a world average of 181 per cent. India, the second most populous country with over 1 billion people is gradually becoming the major e-waste producing countries in the world. Also the illegal import and the unauthorized recycling of e-waste in India as other developing countries are emerging as a new environmental challenge at the present moment,” noted the official.