Shillong: Going by the E-waste rules 2016 , all government institutions have to adhere to norms of disposing electronic wastes through an authorized agency to prevent any environmental degradation.
Speaking to newsmen ahead of the two day e-waste collection drive, the senior environmental engineer of the Meghalaya State Pollution Controll Board, Wanshan Kharkrang said that it is important for the institutions to realize this fact that it is an offence to negate the laid rules.
Stating that all institutions can always dispose their electronic waste through the authorized collectors , Kharkrang added that the initiative undertaken in the past six months has yielded 2000 kgs of e-waste materials. “We are expecting more because the institutions as well as the people have realised the hazard of disposing such gadgets in the casual way,” he stated. A two day special-e-waste disposal drive will be held in Shillong on Friday and Saturday . All the e-waste will be channelized to the recycling centres and all proceeds will be donated to the district administration, to be utilized for developmental and awareness schemes.