India – E-waste recycler A2Z Dataserv, which is headquartered in the Indian city of New Delhi, is investing an initial sum of Rupee 20 million (US$ 388 000) in setting up a facility expected to handle up to 10 000 tonnes of discarded electrical and electronic products per year.
The new facility, a joint venture between UK-based Dataserv and the diversified A2Z Group, will be established in the Indian city of Gurgaon. The latter holds an 80% share in an enterprise that will operate under the brand name ‘weensure’ and that means to deliver e-waste recycling services to both India and the Middle East.
A2Z Dataserv’s Managing Director Amit Sardana describes India’s current e-waste performance as ‘way below global standards’. Thus, he urges, there is a need to ‘provide an effective solution for recycling and managing of electronic waste generated in the country’.
Aside from the Gurgaon facility, the two companies are planning on setting up five other plants across India within the next 24 months – and possibly in every metropolitan area, according to Mr Sardana. He is confident this drive will enable the venture to process 1 million tonnes of e-waste within a three-year time period.
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