E-waste refers to the discarded electrical and electrical equipment that has a chance of being disposed into the water streams, which can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental pollution. According to United Nations environment Programs (UNEP), e-waste is the fastest-growing type of waste, particularly in some developing countries where the volume is expected to grow by up to 500 percent over the next decade.

Humana People to People India (HPPI) has worked with e-waste through several projects since 2011, aiming at creating environmental awareness and better waste management systems including safer recycling, handling and disposal practices. The projects also aim at improving the conditions of existing recycling workers and small entrepreneurs, by including them in the formal economy. Environmental workshops, rallies, eco-club presentations, street plays and formation of youth clubs are some of the awareness campaigns carried out by the projects.

To promote safe disposal of e-waste and its efficient recycling, HPPI, in cooperation with 22 large e-waste aggregators in five cities of operation (Bhojpur, Billary, Meerut, Lucknow and Faridabad) collected 270 tonnes of e-waste in 2019-20.

In its broader context, HPPI envisions such local interventions to evolve into sustainable business models of e-waste collector entities, helping the communities with employment generation and resultant economic benefits.




About HPPI

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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