This vertical is engaged in execution and implementation projects on different domains of pollution control. The activities are conducted in close association with State Pollution Control Board.
Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Informal processing of e-waste in developing countries can lead to adverse human health hazards and environmental pollution. E-waste is considered the "fastest-growing waste stream in the world" with Eiffel towers. In 2021, an estimated 57.4 million tonnes of e-waste were reported - equivalent to 5700 Eiffel towers, thus the name 'tsunami of e-waste' given by the UN. Alarmingly, only less than 15% of e-waste is recycled globally in proper way! and in case of India, it is even less than 10%.
Webel has been nominated as State Implementing Agency (SIA) and State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA) of e-Waste Management for controlling e-Waste within the State of West Bengal. WBEIDC Ltd is responsible for the collection, segregation, dismantling and recycling of e-Waste generated from different ULBS, Corporations, Development Authorities, District, Sub Divisions, Blocks, Gram Panchayats, etc. across the State of West Bengal including private organizations. To facilitate ease of collection customized e-Waste Bins are developed and deployed at Webel IT parks in the State. Setting up of an e-Waste collection, dismantling and recycling plant is also in process. District level sensitization programs are being conducted by this vertical and other domain experts.
Circular on e-Waste management facility - Webel as State Implementing Agency (SIA) and State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA)