Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their useful life. Because technology advances at such a high rate, many electronic devices become “trash” after a few short years of use. In fact, whole categories of old electronic items contribute to e-waste such as VCRs being replaced by DVD players, and DVD players being replaced by blu-ray players. E-waste is created from anything electronic: computers, TVs, monitors, cell phones, PDAs, VCRs, CD players, fax machines, printers, etc.
E- Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 were notified in 2011 and had come into force since 1st May, 2012. In order to ensure effective implementation of E-Waste Rules and to clearly delineated the role of producers in EPR, MoEF & CC, Government of India in supersession of E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 has notified the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 vide G.S.R. 338(E) dated 23.03.2016 which will be effective from 01-10-2016.These rules are applicable to every producer, consumer or bulk consumer, collection centre, dismantler and recycler of e-waste involved in the manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment.
Brief on general scheme of collection:
We have partnered with Exigo Recycling Pvt. Ltd. registered with Haryana State Pollution Control Board for recycling of all our e-waste. As a part of agreement, Exigo Recycling Pvt. Ltd. will collect all our E-waste generated from PAN India and disposes the same at their plant at 72 K.M. Stone, Near Maruti Showroom, G.T.Road, Samalkha-132 101, Dist. Panipat, Haryana.
Exigo Recycling Pvt. Ltd. is our e-waste management partner is having all authorization related e-waste recycling from HPCB/CPCB and having all connects related to Air/Water/Hazardous waste. They have capacity of 6000 MT per annum. Keeping in view our sales volume and generation of e-waste as per our future e-waste targets and our expansion plan we have decided to follow these mechanisms in our organization for collection of e-waste.
As per our agreement with Exigo Recycling Pvt. Ltd. if any customer wants to handover their old product they can reach or call our Exigo recycling partner’s Toll Free No 1800 1025 018. 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 Exigo team to collect the items and channelize the same to our e-waste partner plant for final processing.
Exigo Recycling Pvt. Ltd. has signed an agreement with Om Logistics Ltd. for Reverse logistics.