Most reputed electronic and electrical equipment companies—both Indian and multinational have failed grossly in fulfilling their responsibilities under extended producer responsibility (EPR) as def

E-waste management is one of the most critical waste issues affecting our environment. Globally around 50 million tons of e-waste is generated annually. In India, the current estimate projects 2.7 million tons of e-waste generation annually.

WASHINGTON — Landowners who say a North Carolina electronics plant poisoned their drinking water missed a filing deadline, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

WASHINGTON — Landowners who say a North Carolina electronics plant poisoned their drinking water missed a filing deadline, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

Only three out of the 74 cities monitored by the government met a new air quality standard

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said today it would give employees sent to China a wage premium to compensate for the country's hazardous air pollution, in a possible first for an international company.

The conventional rooftop solar plant is capable of powering lights and fans.

However, hybrid solar technology developed by Chennai-based Basil Energetics Private Limited is now capable of operating all electrical appliances. The solar plant would power homes during day time and take power supply from the electricity grid at night.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) will provide Rs 350-crore incentive to the manufactures of high energy efficient fans in the country.

The BEE was created under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act.
The nodal agency is encouraging the manufacturers of 35 watt fans against the makers of normal 70 watt products. "We are working on promoting energy efficient fans in the country and we have a budget of Rs 350 crore to promote it," BEE Director General Ajay Mathur told PTI here.

Since its inception in 2004, the India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) has played an important role in facilitating the growth of electronics and semiconductor ecosystem in the country. Industry research has been one of the cornerstones of IESA’s activities.

Last week, after Greenpeace activists targeted the Essar offices here and in London on the issue of environmental damage at Mahan in Madhya Pradesh, the Ruia-owned group slapped a Rs 500-crore defamation suit (Rs 1,000-crore suit, says Greenpeace) against the global pro-environment group in the high court (HC) here.

Even as companies take legal steps against environmental groups, chief executives say they realise the importance of the concerns raised by environmental groups; they insist they have taken initiatives themselves, too, in the area.

The Karnataka government has indicated that it would support developing sustainable business models for handling as well as dsposal of electronic waste(e-waste), which if of late recognized as a ma

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