A seventh grade Dubai student, Riva Tulpule has collected and recycled more than 600kgs of electronic waste during this Ramadan. She was inspired to start the initiative after noticing more than 5 unused mobiles in her mother’s drawer. The campaign, called ‘We care’ started small but grew quickly thanks to a video message posted on Facebook which went viral in Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah
Enviroserve, a Dubai based e-recycling company handled the recycling. Riva was also praised by Dubai Municipality Waste Management Department for her move. She plans to continue this initiative even after ramadan and raise awareness.
News source: http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/indian-student-collects-and-recycles-more-than-600kg-of-e-waste-1.2049312