People stuck at home are de-cluttering, and because of the lockdowns there are few workers collecting and recycling the junk, Kees Balde, a senior programme officer with the sustainable cycles programme at the United Nations University, another contributor to the report, told Reuters.
Noida-based Attero Recycling has been tackling the problem of mounting electronic waste as consumers discard their electronic gadgets and electrical appliances once their lifespan is over. The startup extracts important elements and compounds from these discarded products that can be used in various industrial applications, using its proprietary technology while trying to minimise the negative impact on the health of the waste collectors in this largely unorganised sector.
Digitalization is part of the Spanish automotive suppliers’ DNA. The sector invests every year more than 4% of the billing (€1,458 million in 2019) in R&D&I. It places Spain as a country of reference worldwide. COVID-19 pandemic just accelerated the digital transformation process, already led by Spanish companies.
We have all seen images or read the worrying reports: plastic rubbish is piling up in our oceans and littering our beaches. Animals get caught in ghost nets, and micro plastics enter our food chain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whilst the key to fighting marine litter is to stop it at the source – using less, recycling more – cleaning matters as well. Together, we can turn a drop in the ocean into a wave of change.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the National Automobile Scrappage Policy and said the initiative will promote a circular economy and make the process of economic development more sustainable and environment-friendly. The policy, aimed at recycling old and unfit vehicles, will give new identity to India’s mobility and auto sector, Modi said in his address while virtually launching the initiative during ‘Investors Summit’ organised in Gandhinagar. The summit, which saw participation of potential investors and industry players, was organized to attract investment for setting up vehicle scrapping infrastructure under the Voluntary Vehicle-Fleet Modernization Programme, an official release said.