The information and communication revolution has brought with it massive amount of waste generated from electric products (e-waste). This boom in e-waste has contributed largely to our present environmental crisis. Humana People to People India has worked to address this issues since 2011, through three projects supported by Nokia India Pvt. Ltd., resulting in 5,930 shops keepers being registered underNokia’s Recycle Campaign programme for responsible recycling. Additionally 27,347 people were reached through one-to-one and group sessions on recycling and the environment.

Taking this experience forward, HPPI signed an MoU and Service Legal Agreement with KARO SAMBHAV Pvt. Ltd and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in October 2017. The year-long project is being implemented in selected districts of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. As of February, 2018, the project has already collected 11 tons of e-waste from these project areas.

Through this project 500 tons of e-waste will be collected and disposed of, from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This will be achieved by engaging the informal sector – comprising of waste pickers, e-waste aggregators, bulk consumers and repair shop owners – in responsible e-waste disposal and recycling.

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Humana People to People India is a development organization registered as a not-for-profit company under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 as of 21st May 1998. It is a non-political, non-religious organization. Its mission is to unite with people in India in order to create development in the broadest sense through the implementation of the projects that aim at transferring knowledge, skills and capacity to individuals and communities who need assistance to come out of poverty and other dehumanizing conditions.

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