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ADI is committed to contribute in environmental development by ensuring that we provide eco-friendly products to our consumers. We promote electronic waste recycling & encourage our partners to participate in our e-waste management drive.
WHAT IS E-WASTE
We are witnessing a rapid growth in technology, even while you are reading this; millions of electronic devices are being manufactured, with the intention of making human life simpler and uncomplicated. Just like everything else electrical have life span. Electronic devices that are intended to be discarded are known as electronic waste or e-waste.
E-wastes are hazardous to the environment as these contains various elements that react with air and water, which is not only harmful for the environment but also affect human beings in form of various life-threatening diseases.
Everything that falls under the tag of ‘electronics’ is a potential e-waste; with advancement, old technology is replaced with new one, for example- Smartphones.
Electronic waste is a grave issue and it requires immediate attention. We are the first generation to be affected with environmental damages and last generation that can do something about the issue. Dumping of e-waste is responsible for serious threats to environment, living beings and nature in general.
For this reason, the best way to repress the fatal effects on the ecosystem in entirety and to save our children, future generation is to start recycling our electronic goods.
Protects Natural resources
Most electronics contains non-biodegradable substances that have heavily toxic components like mercury, lead, barium, and arsenic in it. Recycling will ensure these harmful materials are being away from the environment. Also, lesser natural resources are extracted. By making use of already existing products, we are saving energy, reducing pollution, reducing the emission of green-house gases.
Recycling and e-waste management involves various steps. Refurbishing and creating an entire new product using already available material requires skills and various steps. Production and shipping create scope for jobs. Requirement for diverse workers from varied fields is generated, boosting economic growth.
E-waste that is discarded and not recycled are dumped and turned into landfills. The toxic materials react with air and water, polluting and disrupting the life of nearby residents by putting them in danger by exposing to various diseases. Recycling save us from unnecessary landfills and waste materials.
Extraction of alternate resources
E-waste technically is not a waste, if it is recycled wisely. The waste carries various valuable materials like aluminum, copper, gold, silver and other profitable substances.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are more mobile phones on earth than human beings
Approximately only 12% of the e-waste is recycled
Every year 20-50 metric ton of e-waste is disposed around the world
Average person replaces his/her smartphone every 18 months
The landfills carry 85% of waste
A child’s mental development is disrupted due effect e-waste have on environment
Most e-waste from around the world is disposed of in Asia
There are safe ways to recycle a product, not everyone follows it
Only 29% of e-waste is handed over to authorized recyclers
These must not come across as just facts but if we dive into it deep, we are heading towards a future which is not safe to even breathe.
As a consumer, we hold certain responsibility to reduce the amount of e-waste generated. A little contribution goes a long way. Following basic good practice will significantly reduce the e-waste.
WAYS TO REDUCE E-WASTE
Switch to environmental friendly devices
Increase the shelf life: The life span of a devise can be increased by following instructions; for example, storage instruction and following humidity parameters
Careful dismantling: the first damage is usually created in the initial stage by careless handling of the product, responsible dismantling increases the potential of the device
Repair: repairing instead of replacing will significantly reduce the e-waste that is generated every year
Donation: passing on the used device to the one who really need it. Your waste is some other person’s need
Authorized recyclers: irresponsible dumping creates landfills. This can be fought by reaching out to companies officially dealing in the recycle business
Revaluate choices: Before buying a new product, ask two questions, ‘Do I really need this product?’ and ‘Will I be requiring it in a long run?’
DO’S & DON’TS
Always look for information on the catalogue with your product for end-of-life equipment handling
Ensure that only Authorized Recyclers/Dismantler handle your electronic (i.e. printers, cartridges and other electronics) products
Always drop your used electronic products, batteries or any accessories when they reach the end of their life at your nearest Authorized E-Waste Collection Points
Always call our E-waste Authorized Collection centers / points to dispose of products that have reached end-of life.
Always disconnect the battery from product, and ensure any glass surface is protected against breakage
Do not dismantle your electronic products on your own
Do not throw electronics in bins having “Do not Dispose” sign
Do not keep any replaced spare part(s) from the product in exposed area
Do not give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers
The product should not be opened by the User himself/herself, but only by trained and authorized service personnel
Do not dispose your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills
E-WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
In developing country like India, most E-Waste lands up in the informal sector where it is recycled without any consideration to health and environment. We, being responsible citizen contributes our share of Environmental Responsibility and aiding in taking care of our environment.
Abiding by all the pertinent laws associated with E-Waste Management, our company has been continuously working towards the same. Our company has partnered with PRO – SWACH ENVIRO E-WASTE INDIA PVT LTD for fulfilling its responsibilities, as mentioned in E-waste management Rule 2016.
Together with PRO – Swach Enviro E-Waste India Pvt Ltd, we have been doing its best to proffer environmentally sound management of electronic devices which have reached their end-of-life and to comply with the new India E-Waste Management and Handling rules in providing drop-of centers and environmentally sound management of end of life electronics. This includes creation and execution of engagement campaigns and collection programmes with Bulk Consumers, Waste Pickers and Waste Aggregators etc. on enabling responsible e-waste management. The objective of the Company is to endeavour with the PRO is to create an efficient, transparent, scaled operational system which will make responsible management of e-waste across the country a norm.
PRO – Swach Enviro E-Waste India Pvt Ltd is having its office at Plot No. 13, Block PU, Pitampura, New Delhi – 110034, INDIA, registered with CPCB for management and dismantling/ disposal of all our e- waste. Click here to visit the website of Swach Enviro India.
Where and how can you recycle your e-waste?
Customer can reach or call on the Toll Free No. 1800-309-3444. Our PRO’s 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, our PRO’s team can collect the items and channelize the same to their e-waste recycling partner plant for final processing.
Customers can drop off their E-waste at collection centers of our PRO or can call their toll free number as well for additional queries regarding E-waste.
Please click the links below to get the details of collection centres available across the country.