Mega e-waste collection drive from Dec 12 to 17 in Margao

Collected e-waste from the 6-day mega drive, which will be carried out in all 25 wards of the Margao municipal area, will be recycled
E-Waste pollutes our land, water, etc if dumped openly.
E-Waste pollutes our land, water, etc if dumped openly.Gomantak Times

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.

Rotary Club of Margao has also issued a hotline number for those willing to dispose of their e-waste.
Rotary Club of Margao has also issued a hotline number for those willing to dispose of their e-waste.Gomantak Times

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.

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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.

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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.”

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