World Day Against Child Labour falls on 12th June every year. WHO recently released a report that outlines the link between informal e-waste recycling activities and health outcomes in children. As per this report, 18 million children & 12.9 million women, may be at risk from adverse health outcomes linked to e-waste recycling globally. In India, over 5 lakh child labour engaged in e-waste processing are aged between 10-14 years, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops. Understanding the gravity of the situation, Hulladek Recycling, Eastern India’s fastest growing e-waste management company, in association with Kolkata Municipal Corporation and CRY Foundation organized an awareness session on e-waste for the underprivileged children to educate them on the hazards of informal waste management at Harijan Gyanmandir School, Taratala.
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