About the bE-Responsible Initiative

Saahas in partnership with Environmental Synergies in Development (ENSYDE) both NGOs, is implementing the initiative on responsible e-waste collection and awareness within households and institutions in Bangalore. ENSYDE manages outreach and sensitization, while Saahas implements collection and logistics.

In the past year and a half we have reached out to over 800 institutions and Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) in Bangalore to participate in this programme. We also have a tie up with a Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) authorised recycler to ensure that the e-waste collected is managed in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

The Impacts

We keep a close eye on the numbers generated by our on-ground implementation efforts and also the total e-waste collected.

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292

Campaigns Conducted

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1050000 Citizens

Reached out to

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59 Tonnes

E-waste Collected

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351 Kgs

Toxic Metals Diverted From Landfills

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4130 Kgs

Total Metals Recovered

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17046 Kgs

Carbon Emission Reduced

Way Forward

In the long run, the objective of this initiative is to establish a collection network for non-bulk e-waste with sufficient aggregated volumes so that the recyclers take up regular collection on their own, making it self sustaining in the long run.

bE-Responsible initiative is addressing a critical gap in waste management, i.e. collection and disposal of non-bulk e-waste. Increased consumerism in addition to higher rate of obsolescence makes it imperative to make people aware and provide suitable options for responsible disposal. Consumer responsibility is key to reducing the problem of waste in our country.
Bengaluru is the 3rd largest e-waste generator in the country (92,000 MT/y in 2017), and it is only appropriate that our program is focused on this city. Currently addressing select wards in Bengaluru, the bE-Responsible initiative aims to cover the whole city in a few years. A first-of-its-kind, our e-waste drop boxes provide easy disposal options to every individual. With the current participation of Resident Welfare Association (RWAs), community groups, civic society, clubs, schools, colleges, corporate volunteers, etc., and proposed collaboration with Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and KSPCB, we hope to enhance and sustain the initiative.
Bengaluru is the 3rd largest E-waste generator in the country (92,000 MT/y in 2017), and it is only appropriate that our program is focused on this city. Currently addressing select wards in Bengaluru, the bE-Responsible initiative aims to cover the whole city in a few years. A first-of-its-kind, our E-waste drop boxes provide easy disposal options to every individual. With the current participation of Resident Welfare Association (RWAs), community groups, civic society, clubs, schools, colleges, corporate volunteers, etc., and proposed collaboration with Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and KSPCB, we hope to enhance and sustain the initiative.
Sensitisation is key to behavioural change, which is a major objective of the bE-Responsible Initiative. Strong outreach and awareness programs coupled with innovative ways to reach various stakeholders has been a core asset of the Initiative.

How Can I Help?

Join us and together we can definitely make responsible e-waste management possible.

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Everything we do is to better the standards of e-waste disposal in our city, which in turn guarantees a better standard of living for your family.

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Corporate Involvement

We want you to be part of our journey and help the message of bE-Responsible reach every household and industry in the world!

  • Donate to the programme
  • Sponsor and set up public e-waste drop box
  • Sponsor vehicles for e-waste collection
  • Get your employees to volunteer with us

News & Stories

Stay up to date with bE-Responsible’s latest updates and news about e-waste and e-waste collection in your city!

November 28, 2019

My E-Waste, My Responsibility: Door-To-Door Campaign Held In Saraswathipuram

Source : This article was originally published on Star of Mysore Mysuru : Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement carried out a door-to-door awareness campaign on  Nov. 28 […]
July 1, 2019

Responsible e-waste management by ENSYDE and Saahas by keeping e-waste drop boxes at public places

March 30, 2019

A second life for digital debris

Source : This article was originally published on livemint A recent global report on electronic waste suggests the need for a circular economy for electronics But […]

Upcoming Events

Take part in the events organized by bE-Responsible team and you can also become a volunteer.

May 15, 2019

Door to Door awareness drive in Koramangala

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