Clean Up & recycle for Environment is a non-governmental organisation totally involved in environment savior practices. We know that our environment is at stake due to many reasons; this stake is commonly addressed as Environmental Pollution. Environmental pollution takes place when the environment cannot process and neutralize harmful by-products of human activities (for example, poisonous gas emissions) in due course without any structural or functional damage to its system. In fact, “the due course” itself may last many years during which the nature will attempt to decompose the pollutants; in one of the worst cases – that of radioactive pollutants – it may take as long as thousands of years for the decomposition of such pollutants to be completed. Pollution occurs, on the one hand, because the natural environment does not know how to decompose the unnaturally generated elements (i.e., anthropogenic pollutants), and, on the other, there is a lack of knowledge on the part of humans on how to decompose these pollutants artificially.
When EEE becomes out of any use many people who are involved in inefficient, unregulated unauthorized practices extract the precious metals from waste electronic goods. Workers in these unregulated recovery practices often remove precious materials such as gold, silver and platinum using dangerous techniques under “extremely primitive conditions”, which can lead to extensive pollution of air, water, food and eventually people. The toxic chemicals generated through open burning of e-waste include PCDD, PBDEs, PAHs, PCBs and heavy metals (especially lead) have given rise to serious environmental contamination.
Recognizing these intense problems due to unauthorized, unregulated and unscientific process for recovery of precious metals our organisation aims to involve in following activities –
- Sharing Knowledge among the consumers, businesses and other stakeholders about the increasing problem of E-waste, effect of pollution on human & environment due to irresponsible act with e-waste.
- Spreading awareness among the people about importance of REUSE and RECYCLE of electronic waste.
- CURE is committed to support the government and private departments, academic institutions to develop the strategy to reduce the bad effects of e-waste
- To work with central and state pollution control board to evolve best possible tools, practices as per E-waste (Management & handling) Rules, 2011.
- Advocate the eco-technology to reduce extraction of natural resources.