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.
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.
E-waste contains many valuable, recoverable materials such as aluminum, copper, gold, silver, plastics, 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.
E-waste also contains toxic and hazardous materials including mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, and chemical flame retardants, which have the potential to leach into our soil and water.
Benefits of E-waste Recycling
There are many 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 an important 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 helps individuals gain access to technology that they could not have otherwise afforded.
Considering that around 90 percent of electronic equipment is recyclable, electronics recycling can play a significant role in creating 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 electronics have toxic or hazardous materials such as mercury and lead, which can be harmful to the environment if disposed of in trashcans. Reusing and recycling electronics safely helps in keeping the hazardous materials from harming humans or 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.
Instead of keeping old electronics in the house or dumping them in landfills, recycling or reusing them is an appropriate option that should be supported by individuals and organizations. Considering the benefits of electronics recycling, it is very important that people in various parts around the world embrace this concept.
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 572 2311) 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 programme 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 their of 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 managed logistic service through his logistic partner available at most of the locations.
Brief on general scheme of collection/Dismantling/Recycling
M/s Justdispose Recycling Private Limited will collect E-waste generated from Pan India and recycle the same at plant of his unit 42/5,Kaddu Industurial Estate, Sativalli, Vasai East,Dist:Palghar, MH-401208. The total capacity 500 MTA out of 1200 MTA assigned by itself.
M/s Justdispose Recycling Private Limited will collect E-waste generated from Pan India and dismantle the same at plant of his 103/104/110/119, Arvind Industrial Estate, Navghar, Vasai (East), Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra - 401210 The total capacity 150 MTA out of 750 MTA assigned by itself.
M/s Justdispose Recycling Private Limited is in agreement with Galaxy Recycling Sr. No. 36/P1, P2, 37/P2, 38/P2, Plot no.52 & 53, Near tirth agro pvt. ltd, at bharudi, Tal - Gondal,Rajkot, Gujarat - 360311 for Recycling of E-waste. the total capacity 300 MTA out of 521 MTA assigned by recycler to company.
M/s Justdispose Recycling Private Limited is in agreement with Greenweb recycling H-1, 474, Sarna Doongar, Jhotwara Industrial Area, Sarna Doongar, Jaipur, India, for dismantling of E-waste. the total capacity 800 MTA out of 2000 MTA assigned by dismantler to company.
M/s Justdispose Recycling Private Limited is in agreement with Eximo Recycling Private Limited Plot no: 5/3, Raj industrial Park, Jarod, Samalya Road, Village-Vadadala, Tal:Savli, Dist: Vadodara-391520.Gujarat, for recycling of E-waste. the total capacity 300 MTA out of 900 MTA assigned by recycler to company.
M/s Justdispose Recycling Private Limited is in agreement with E-Cycle Solutions. 41 Hoysala Circle,7th Cross, Bahubali Nagar,Jalahalli,Banglore-560013 for dismantling of E-waste. the total capacity 250 MTA out of 900 MTA assigned by dismantler to company.
M/s Justdispose Recycling Private Limited is in agreement with Sahara enterprises, G.No.65, Dehu-Alandi Raod, Chikhali, Tal. Haveli, Dist.Pune, Maharashtra for dismantling of E-waste. the total capacity 50 MTA out of 160 MTA assigned by dismantler to company.
E-waste. the total capacity 100 MTA out of 360 MTA assigned by dismantler to company.
For collection of E-waste, if any customer wants to handover their old product, they can reach us on our Toll Free No 1800 572 2311.Our representatives explain them about process of disposal of E-waste and make them aware about nearest drop point. If any customer wants to handover the E-waste from their door step, we do send either our logistics team or our team to collect the items and channelize the same to our E-waste plant for final processing.
Role and Responsibility of PRO
A Producer Responsibility Organization is an organization to start with an aim to help producer or producers to meet their annual target and compliance work which includes Collection mechanism, implementing buy back system, Awareness program, digital campaign and compliance work. Producer or producers make an agreement with PRO for aforesaid work.
Set-up of collection mechanism
Organizing of awareness program including digital promotion
Implementation of take back system, DRS and E-waste Exchange programs
Reverse logistic arrangements
Responsibility to manage proper circle
Ensuring Environmentally sound and dismantling and recycling of -e-waste
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. LED Tv’s and accessories) products
Always call at our toll-free No’s to Dispose products that have reached end-of life
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 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 give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers.
Do not dispose your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.