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Govt Plans To Install Collection Bins Across The Capital

In the run up to the Commonwealth Games this year, the Delhi government will launch a pilot project to set up e-waste disposal bins at various locations to curb the growing menace of electronic waste in the city.

The e-waste disposal bins will be placed at markets including Nehru Place, which is famous for electronic shops.

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit will inaugurate this

As part of efforts to tackle growing menace of electronic waste in city, CM Sheila Dikshit will launch a pilot project on Monday to set up special e-waste disposal bins at strategic locations including schools and markets.

Collection and treatment of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is regulated in the European Union by the WEEE Directive. Producers are responsible for take-back and recycling of discarded equipment. Valuable materials are, however, at risk of "getting lost" in current processes. Thus, strategies to minimize losses are sought after.

Mansi Taneja / New Delhi February 08, 2010, 0:30 IST

Mobile handset manufacturers, as well as importers in India, would soon have to get their handsets tested for radiation before any launch across the country, if the recommendations of Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), the technical arm of the department of telecommunications, are accepted.

From recycled paper books to glossy colourful scripts and now to a revolution in the way we read. Yes, we are talking about e-books and electronic readers. According to a recent report by the Cleantech Group, which took an in-depth look at the

Comprehensive assessments of final consumption have identified "housing" as a major contributor to total environmental impacts. Within this category, electrical-energy-using products are important.

BANGALORE: Akai of Japan has launched, for the first time in India, its range of batteries, claimed to be eco-friendly because they contain no mercury or cadmium. The range includes zinc chloride, alkaline, rechargeable and ready-to-use batteries.

A novel dew point evaporative cooler (DPEC) can sensibly cool the incoming air close to its dew point temperature. This paper presents potential energy savings of a novel DPEC for various cities during the summer season (April-June) for Indian buildings with the help of meteorological data. Energy savings are calculated by comparing the power required to run a DPEC with that of a conventional compression based refrigerant air conditioning system to produce the same cooling effect.