Berhampur, June 5: Perturbed over alarming rise of e-waste burden in the various city, skilled professionals of ITI Berhampur have decided to install the tallest e-waste sculpture of the world to share a concern 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 striking 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 generates awareness among the general public who are concerned for environment. “We have already set up the largest e scrap park which is largest in Asia as per Asia a book of records,” said an official.
This 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 3 tonne wastes.
The students from Electrician and instrument mechanic under the guidance of their trade teachers have developed 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,” added the official.