Ashish Goel, Director, Finetech Recycling Private Limited
The government needs to take measures to fast track the adoption and utilization of recycled materials for a more sustainable future and to support the ‘waste to wealth’ mission. The Government should check the billing history of construction projects and make it mandatory for companies undertaking new constructions to submit their GST billings of each and every item, including essential goods and materials made from recycled waste that have been bought for their reuse.
We must avoid wastage and use our resources in the most economical and minimal way. If we do not segregate our waste, recycle and reuse it, then a time will come when we will require a lot of extra space for dumping all kinds of waste, as can be seen in many of our cities, including the capital, Delhi!
Responsible waste management
The EPR approachWe firmly believe in the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which holds manufacturers accountable for the entire lifecycle of their products, including their proper disposal. As part of our commitment to EPR, we collaborate closely with manufacturers, retailers, and policymakers to establish sustainable product design, improve recycling infrastructure, and create awareness about responsible e-waste management.
Through EPR programs, we work towards establishing a closed-loop system where manufacturers take responsibility for the environmental impact of their products - from production to end-of-life management. By actively engaging in EPR initiatives, we promote a more sustainable and circular economy, driving positive change in the electronics industry.
We have plans to conduct awareness programs (on behalf of corporates) in schools, colleges, and RWAs to educate people on the harmful effects of disposing waste materials in the open. Students especially can be taught early on in life to bring a change in the mindset as regards responsible disposal of waste material.