Attero Recycling was born when its founder just wanted to throw out a laptop. Rohan Gupta, a chemical engineering graduate, realized there wasn’t an environmentally friendly way to get rid of the equipment. He and his brother, Nitin, drew up a business plan in late 2007.
“If we were able to create the right ecosystem and the technology, there was a big business to be built,” Nitin Gupta told Quartz. India’s venture capitalists felt the same way, and the two brothers raised more than $6 million from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and NEA-IndoUS Ventures in August of 2008.
Attero is now collecting and processing about 1,000 metric tons a of e-waste a month from over 500 cities in India, and extracting precious metals like platinum, gold and selenium from the trash. Annual revenues nearly quadrupled over two years to $15 million in the fiscal year that ended this March, and they eked out their first profit that year. Compared to the world’s, and even India’s, e-waste heap, the company’s efforts are small, but the way they recycle is getting attention around the world. They’re now building processing plants in Mexico and Ireland to deal with local e-waste there.
So we moved… didn’t think about not having internet, this sucks, anyway, we won’t have the internets for about another week. Annoying, but the new house is lovely, and even though my room is tiny, it’s perfect. Currently stealing wifi from some neighbor of mine, and I’m feeling kinda guilty about it, so I’ll log off now. Expect full-blown tumblring to return sometime next week, so stayed tuned and have a wonderful day! :)
Some time ago I drew these Harry Potter characters, but I don’t think I ever put them all on Tumblr in one big thing, just a few here and there and a photo of the paper figures that I made from them.
With these drawings, I was trying to follow the physical descriptions given in the books while diverging as much as possible from the movie and original illustration versions. With the three main kids, I don’t think I did much by way of giving any of them a new spin - something I might try to rectify some time down the road - but I had fun drawing all of them, and that’s the important thing, ain’t it?