Sowete-ü K. Letro from Dimapur, Nagaland had a habit of collecting things in childhood. She recalls that she was obsessed with not throwing away things collected by her even if its electronic wastes. Even when a few items would become useless, she would fondly keep them with herself assuming she might use them again in the future.
She is now channelizing those addictions into doing her bit to protect the environment. Letro and her school friend Bendangwala Walling have set up Nagaland’s first e-waste collection center circle.
The duo’s e-waste collection center ‘e-Circle’ is authorized by the Nagaland Pollution Control Board. The entire method for Letro and Walling implicates them visiting homes door to door, going to offices and schools, and saying to people about the negative impacts of not managing their e-waste.
Well, the company is now active in 14 states and 18 cities of India. In northeast India, besides Dimapur, they also have one partner in Agartala in Tripura and another partner in Shillong, Meghalaya.