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MAIT Goes Green with its’ Successful E-Waste Collection Drive from 14th to 16th November at Plugged In, BIEC, Bengaluru

Nov 19, 2014   13:35 IST 
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

MAIT feels proud to announce its’ successful E-Waste collection drive from 14th-16th November at ‘I AM GREEN’ stall organised  at PLUGGED IN - India’s premier consumer electronics and technology event at BIEC (Bangalore International Exhibition Centre), Bengaluru.  More than 2000 people visited the stall represented by Corporates, SMEs, SOHOs and Individuals to dispose their E-Waste.


MAIT was able to achieve success for its’ E-Waste drive having visitors asking questions relating to environmental challenges, green aspects of business, e-Waste disposal and collection centres in Bengaluru at the ‘I AM GREEN’ Stall. Majority of visitors were curious to know about the ‘I AM GREEN’ Programme and best e-Waste practices that can protect the environment and improve our everyday lives. In recognition of the participants’ commitment to the ‘I AM GREEN’ programme, MAIT distributed certificates to all the participants taking pledge for contributing their E-waste for safe disposal.  Button buddies and stickers were also distributed along with certificates. This will help MAIT spread the message in the community about proper disposal of ‘E-Waste, Scientific Recycling Solutions’ and its positive impact on the environment.


E-Waste collection drive helps reduce the amount of hazardous electronic waste to keep electronic waste out of landfills, cutting communities’ dumping costs and promote safe, responsible and eco-friendly re-cycling.  At MAIT, we shall continue to organise several E-Waste awareness programmes, road shows and E-Waste Collection drives in metros for the citizens and corporate’,  said Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT.  The E-Waste collection drive of MAIT at PLUGGED IN was supported by Dell, TES-AMM and Lenovo.


‘I AM GREEN’ Programme aims to prevent hazardous materials from being improperly disposed of and everybody must work towards developing greener operations in schools, colleges and businesses.


India produces an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of e-waste every year with an expected CAGR of 25% (compound annual growth rate). Out of 1.5 million tonnes of e-waste less than 10% per cent is being disposed in a scientific manner.


MAIT is hopeful that it can accomplish tremendous reductions in E-Waste as well as carbon emissions through the ‘I AM GREEN’, a national engagement programme.


About MAIT:

Set up in 1982 for purposes of scientific, educational and IT Industry promotion, MAIT has emerged as an effective, influential and dynamic organisation in these 30 years.  Representing Hardware, Training, R&D & Hardware Design and other associated service segments of the Indian IT Industry, MAIT’s charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian IT Industry, promote the usage of IT in India, strengthen the role of IT in national economic development, promote business through international alliances, promote quality consciousness in the IT Industry and transform the Indian IT Industry into a World Scale Industry leading to a World Class Usage and thus a World Size Market. 


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