“bE-Responsible” E-Waste Collection Drive organised St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

“bE-Responsible” E-Waste Collection Drive organised St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru

February 23, 2023

Mangaluru: The valedictory programme of “bE-Responsible” e-waste Collection Drive organised by the Departments of Botany and Computer Science, St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru in collaboration with Lions District 317D was held at St Agnes College on 22 February 2023.

The e-waste collection drive was held from 15 to 22 February 2023. Students of St Agnes College conducted an awareness campaign to collect e-wastes such as laptops, mobiles, wires, CDs, printers, CPUs, computers etc.  

Speaking on the occasion, Zone chairperson District 317D Ln Lancy Carlo said, “We are happy that about our collaboration with St Agnes institution and we have been able to collect a large quantity of E-wastes. It will be scientifically recycled as we have authorised centres in India. E-waste recycling will help in reducing the production cost.”

Principal of St Agnes College, Sr Dr M. Venissa A. C. said, “Electronic gadgets are integral part of our lives. As supply of electronic gadgets increases, the demand also increases and there is a problem of managing such wastes. E-waste leads to environmental pollution and it affects all of us one or the other way. We need to be alert and awake and also be responsible in the use and disposal of e-gadgets.”

The programme was inaugurated by dropping various kinds of e-wastes into the
e-waste boxes. Approximately 1 ton of e-waste was collected and the e-waste boxes were handed over to the members of Lions Club Mangalore.

Joint secretary of St Agnes Institutions Sr Dr Lydia Fernandes A. C. and President of Lions Club Balmatta, Mangalore Ln Lancy Menezes were also present.

Mrs Froidy Fernandes, Head, Department of Botany welcomed the gathering and Mrs Seementhini Fernandes, in-charge, Department of Computer Science proposed the vote of thanks. Ms Saniya Khan, III B.Sc. compered the programme.