E-waste Management

Introduction:

E-waste is defined as any discarded electrical or electronic equipment. This comprises products that are either thrown away or donated to a charity reseller such as Goodwill. When an item in a store goes unsold, it is frequently discarded. Toxic compounds naturally leach from the metals inside e-waste when it is buried, making it extremely harmful.

As per E-waste Rule 2016, the E waste defined as 'electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes.

Many valuable, recoverable elements can be found in e-waste, including aluminum, copper, gold, silver, polymers, and ferrous metals. In order to conserve natural resources and the energy needed to produce new electronic equipment from virgin resources, electronic equipment can be refurbished, reused, and recycled instead of being land-filled.

Mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, and chemical flame retardants are among the toxic and hazardous compounds found in e-waste, and they have the potential to leak into our land and water.

Benefits of E-waste Recycling

There are end numbers of materials that can be recovered from old electronics. These materials can be used to make new products, thus reducing the need to mine for new raw materials. For instance, various metals can be recovered from computer circuit boards and other electronics, and the plastics and glass found in computer monitors and televisions can be recycled.

Donating your old electronics plays a major role in the provision of refurbished products such as computers and mobile phones, which can be of great help to low-income families, schools, and not-for-profit organizations. It also assists individuals in gaining access to technologies that they otherwise would not have been able to buy.

It Consider that around 90 percent of electronic equipment is recyclable, electronics recycling can play a important role in generating employment. This is because new firms dealing with electronics recycling will form and existing firms will look to employ more people to recover recyclable materials. This can be triggered by the increase in the demand for electronics recycling.

Many electrical devices contain toxic or dangerous compounds like mercury and lead, which can harm the environment if discarded in trashcans. Reusing and recycling electronics in a responsible manner helps to keep hazardous materials out of the hands of humans and the environment.For example, televisions and computer monitors are hazardous since they have lead in them. Printed circuit boards contain harmful materials such as cadmium, lead, mercury and chromium. Also, batteries in computers and other electronics may contain hazardous materials such as cadmium, mercury and lead.

Collection Mechanism of e-waste:-

The company had planned to adopted the Buy-back Scheme

Under Buy back Scheme, in cases where the customer wants to discard their old product, they may call at the Toll Free number (1800-102-5679) and our representatives shall approach to the customer and buy the said discarded product from the customer and in consideration.

The Customer shall also be free to deposit the discarded product at the nearest collection point and he will get the discount voucher and shall be eligible for the discount on purchase of selected new product of the Company. The company will coordinate with other independent vendors who may sale the e-waste/EOL product collected by them.

The company will furthermore elaborate its scheme and shall keep updating the same based on the experience faced while implementing the said schemes on a quarterly basis.

Direct Collection from Customer's premises

For collection of e-waste The Company has setup toll free number where any customer may call and register itself for either depositing its old product as free of cost or otherwise under buy-back program initiated by company. The company shall give its toll free number on their product manuals, website, social networking platforms and at its various connected premises for its customer information for disposal of the e-waste. The customer can directly call on these numbers and the e-waste will be directly collected by the company or by its recycler partner. The company has recycler partner who has manage logistic service through OM Logistics Limited. Available at most of the locations at its collection centers.

Recycling of E-waste:

The company has tied -up with the E-Waste Recyclers India (EWRI) for collection of all our E-waste on PAN India and disposes the same at their plant at Facility - Industrial Area Shed No-15, RozkaMeo Industrial Area, Nuh, Mewat, Haryana-122103 Customer can reach or call on Toll Free No 1800-102-5679**.**Our representatives explain them about process of disposal and make them aware about nearest drop point available to drop the e-waste also give information about incentive we will offer to them against their end of life product. If any customer wants to handover the material from their door steps, we do send either our logistics team or E-waste Solutions team to collect the items and channelize the same to our e-waste partner plant for final processing.

Do's& Don'ts

Do's:

Don'ts:

Do not dispose your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.

E-Waste Recyclers India (EWRI) has signed an agreement with OM Logistic Ltd. for reverse logistics for Channelization of E-waste to the facility.

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