E-Waste Systems Inc., (EWSI) a London-based electronics recycling firm, and Cerebra Integrated Technologies Ltd., based in India, have jointly announced plans to build and operate an electronics recycling facility in Bangalore, India. The facility will use EWSI’s ePlant1000 technology.
According to EWSI, the facility is expected to recover at least 98 percent of the recyclable material available.
"We are extremely excited to announce this new venture in India. It is a superb step in executing our global plan and in fulfilling our commitment to the environment. This venture is planned to create the largest and most complete state-of-the-art recycling facility in India,” says Martin Nielson, founder and CEO of EWSI.
Nielson adds, “The Bangalore site, which covers 12 acres, is expected to use ePlant1000¬, EWSI's engineering technology, in its implementation. India is a vast and fast growing market where e-waste is becoming a serious social and environmental problem.”
He continues, “The combination of our technology and expertise with the experience, acumen and business network of Cerebra is expected to become a model for commercial and environmental applications in our industry.”
In signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EWSI, V. Ranganathan, managing director of Cerebra, says, "We are delighted to inform our constituents of this major step in our plan to set up India's largest e-waste recycling facility at our Bangalore site. With this partnership with EWSI we hope for an early completion of our joint facility. By teaming with EWSI, Cerebra is now positioned to become a major player in the e-waste recycling marketplace."
Cerebra, through its global subsidiaries and joint venture partners, provides manufacturing, IT repair and refurbishment, and recently announced its entry into the electronics recycling sector. The company has acquired both governmental licenses and a 12-acre property for the Bangalore electronics recycling facility.
“Our partnership with Cerebra is a great way to launch a joint program focused on collection and treatment of e-waste before the problem multiplies and proliferates in landfills," Nielson adds.