ReUse important for sustainable development – Mukta Tilak
Pune, 5th June 2018: Computer & Media Dealers’ Association, Pune, popularly known as CMDA, one of the premier associations of IT dealers and resellers in India today launched a massive e-waste collection activity in Pune region . The initiative was started coinciding with The World Environment day . The initiative was inaugurated at the hands of Mayor Mukta Tilak , Dr Nitin Karmal kar Vice Chancellor SPPU in presence of President CMDA Pune Narendra Modi , Vice President Vivek Ashturkar , Ewaste Project Head Ratnesh Rathi and Past President CMDA Suresh Joshi .
This collection of e-waste will be backed by recycling by the authorized recyclers. This entire activity will be carried out by adhering to the Govt. of India’s EPR norms for disposal of the said e-waste. About 20 collection centers across various locations will help collect the e- waste round the year .
Mayor Mukta Tilak said that with reuse is important for sustainable development . When new versions of electronic gadgets hit the market , the old versions must be updated and given to needy institutes so that they can use it in their day to day work. We have tied up with 50 such institutes. Experts in this field should come forward and also train the institutes on use of computers .
Dr Nitin Karmalkar said that with technological disruptions number of gadgets and versions are increasing. We do have knowledge about disposal of regular day to day waste but there is little knowledge about scientific disposal of e waste . Therefore this is a important and welcome initiative.
E waste Project Head Ramesh Rathi welcomed the audience , President Narendra Modi gave a brief on the project while Vice President Vivek Ashturkar proposed the vote of thanks .
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