The Rotary Club of Margao has started conducting a Year-End E-Waste Door-to-Door Collection Drive in Margao from December 12 to 17, 2022. The collected e-waste will be recycled, said Deep Karapurkar, the president of the Rotary Club of Margao.
With the people of Goa becoming tech-savvy, every household generates solid, wet and e-waste. The local governing bodies like panchayats and municipalities have a mechanism to collect, segregate and treat the solid and wet waste.
But the local governing bodies do not have a fair idea about what is to be done with e-waste. This further leads to the piling up of e-Waste in our backyards and slowly it pollutes our land, water, etc if dumped openly.
The Rotary Club of Margao has taken up a good initiative in which they will collect e-Waste and will have it recycled. If we look into this issue carefully, one needs to understand that e-waste is defined as “anything that has a wire, plug, or battery, which you are probably not going to use again”. This includes used/damaged cell phones, chargers, laptops, TVs, cameras, printers, modems and other electronic and battery-run waste products.
Rotary Club of Margao has offered a great opportunity to residents of Margao to get rid of all their e-waste and start New Year 2023 on a fresh note.
The club has also issued a hotline number for those willing to dispose of their e-waste may send a WhatsApp message to Rotary Club Margao (RCM) at 7774016575 with their address, and RCM volunteers will collect the e-waste and dispose of it in the right way.
The week-long drive was flagged off by Damodar Shirodkar, the chairperson of Margao Municipal Council. Shirodkar congratulated and appreciated the efforts made by the Rotary Club of Margao.
He opined that this drive will help the Margao municipality too. The chairperson gave a call to the citizens of the municipal area to take benefit of this drive at large and clear all e-waste from their premises.
Deep Karapurkar, the president of the Rotary Club of Margao, said, “This is a 6-day mega drive, which will be carried out in all 25 wards of the Margao municipal area. We got several phone calls, and the people informed us that a large quantity of e-waste had piled up.”
He further said, “We had given a hotline number to the citizens so that they could contact us and give their e-waste for recycling.”