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GREENE - An E-Waste awareness initiative supported by MeitY

 The programme aims to create effective awareness in various levels (of society) to reduce the adverse impact on environment and health arising out of the polluting technologies used in recycling e-waste in the unorganized sector. The mandate of the Programme is to bring together the triad of public, government and industry to adopt responsible measures for Sustainable electronics that is responsive to environmental needs. This needs proactive policy formation and mass deployment that would be the focus area.

 
The project is under Digital India campaign, and it will impact the overall growth of the country as it Conserves natural resources. The Expected Outcomes are: Recycling recovers valuable materials from old electronics that can be used to make new products. As a result, we save energy, reduce pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth; Recycling will create jobs for professional recyclers and refurbishers and creates new markets for the valuable components that are dismantled; It will also take care of the responsibilities of the producers that they must inculcate the Principle of EPR and follow the mechanism for channelization of e-waste to registered dismantler or recyclers; Reduction in the use of hazardous materials in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment and their components.
 
Please visit http://greene.gov.in/ for more information about the GREENE initiative.