Lions Club International has announced the launch of world’s largest e-waste collection campaign titled as ‘Dump and Donate’ in partnership with Hindustan E-Waste Management Pvt. Ltd. (HEW), Primus Partners and National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA). Under this month-long campaign, the members of Lions Club International, will reach out through various schools, institutions and other mediums, and create awareness among the masses about E-waste and its harmful impact on health and environment.
Announcing the launch of this campaign in a press conference in Delhi recently A. P. Singh, International Third Vice President of Lions Clubs said, “India is hosting the G-20 summit 2023 and with this, the agenda also includes environmental protection and conservation. From January 13, 2023, this campaign will be started across over 120 cities of the country.”
Emphasizing on the importance of creating awareness about e-waste, Rakesh Kumar Singh, CRPF Commandant further said, “Most of us do not know how to eliminate e-waste and hence this campaign is important not only for India but for the whole world. Through this campaign, Lions Clubs is not only giving the message of environmental protection and security, but also protecting the future of the coming generation.”
“Managing e-waste is a big problem all over the world and this can be mainly attributed to widespread use of smartphones, gadgets, and other electronic devices, which is causing harm to both health and environment. With rapid internet penetration, use of smartphones and electronic devices is also increasing faster than expected”, added Shekhar, Founder & CEO, Hindustan E-Waste.