Tuesday, 20 April 2021

e-Waste Collection Day

An electronic waste collection was held on the 24th of March 2021 at three locations. It was organized by Centre for Sustainability Solutions, University of Kelaniya. 

Objective of this approach is to strengthen university community for sustainable development. They were asked to bring their household electronic and electric waste to discard them responsibly.

Waste collection point for Dalugama was the University of Kelaniya. It was guided by Senior Lecturer Dr. Jehan Seneviratne, Department of Physics and Electronics, Faculty of Science. Waste collection point for Peliyagoda was the Faculty of Computing and Technology. It was guided by Senior Lecturer Dr. Chanaka Udayanga, Department of Applied Computing, Faculty of Computing and Technology. Waste collection point for Ragama was the Faculty of Medicine. It was guided by Prof. Nirmala Perera, Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine.

Collected waste was handed over to a registered recycler to make sure they were disposed in correct manner. According to Senior Lecturer Dr. Rangika Bandara, Director- Centre for Sustainability Solutions next step in this movement will be office e-waste.

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