Berhampur: Perturbed over alarming rise of e-waste burden in various cities, students of ITI Berhampur have decided to install the tallest e-waste sculpture of the world to create awareness among the world community. As per the Waste Management Rules, 2016, the e-waste should be scientifically stored and dismantled as their unscientific management leads to pollution and various environmental hazards.
In 2019, the world generated a whopping 53.6 Mt of e-waste, an average of 7.3 Kg per capita. The global generation of e-waste grew by 9.2 Mt. Since 2014 and is projected to grow to 74.7 Mt. by 2030-almost doubling in only 16 years.
The team ITI, Berhampur believes e-waste sculptures would help generate awareness among the general public who are concerned about environment. “We have already set up the largest e scrap park which is largest in Asia as per Asia a book of records, said a student.
Now it is obvious that during the time of Digitilazlsation, the e-wastes generated are very high. In each and every house there are some e-waste products. The electronics toys to Computer, Mobile, CD player, Tv, VCR,…. like this thousands of wastes are generates every day. These wastes will create a huge hazardous environment in the world.
To warn the world community regarding the amount of e-waste generated the ITI Berhampur students are developing the tallest sculpture to draw attention of the whole world.
The 29-ft-tall sculpture is fabricated at campus and the e-waste collected from the Berhampur City is being used here. This will consume more than three tonne wastes.
The students from Electrician and instrument mechanic under the guidance of their trade teachers are working on this sculpture
We have set up an e-waste collection centre at our campus where the e-wastes are being a collected and used on this huge sculpture.
At present a 16 ft tall e-sculpture is available at Bhubaneswar our 29 ft e-sculpture will be tallest in the world and will be placed in Gunnies book of records.
Principal, ITI, Berhampur, said with the theme ‘Hand pointing to the ground’, this sculpture gives the message to reconnect with Mother Earth by being responsible in scientific management of Electronic Waste (e-waste) and recycling it in a sustainable manner and to be responsible in management of e-waste by following the principles of reduction, reuse, repair and recycle.