E-Waste Management

Introduction

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

1. Electronics Recycling Conserves Natural Resources

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.

2.  Electronics Recycling Supports the Community

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.

3. Electronics Recycling Creates Employment Locally

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.

4.  Electronics Recycling Helps Protect Public Health and the Environment

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.

5. Creates Jobs

M/s. Vans Chemistry Pvt. Ltd creates new jobs for professional recyclers and creates a second market for the recycled materials.

 

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 (1800-889-0626) 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 recycler partner who has manage logistic service through M/s Dart Global Logistics Pvt Ltd.  available at most of the locations at its collection centers.

Recycling of E-waste

The company has tied -up with the M/s. Vans Chemistry Pvt. Ltd for collection of all our E-waste on PAN India and disposes the same at their plant at   Facility – 94/5, Shed no. 13R14, SSR Industrial Layout, Kannalli, Kodigehalli Post, Banglore-560112 Customer can reach or call on Toll Free No 1800-8890-626. 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.

 Logos for recycling of E-waste on Product’s Packaging

While packing the product, we ensure that there will be a waste recycling logo on the packed products.

 

 

 Do’s& Don’ts

 Do’s:

  1. Always look for information on the catalogue with your product for end-of-life equipment handling.
  2. Ensure that only Authorized Recyclers/Dismantler handle your electronic (i.e. LED Tv’s and accessories) products
  3. Always call at our toll-free No’s to Dispose products that have reached end-of life
  4. 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.
  5. Always disconnect the battery from product, and ensure any glass surface is protected against breakage.

Don’ts:

  1. Do not dismantle your electronic Products on your own
  2. Do not throw electronics in bins having “Do not Dispose” sign.
  3. Do not give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers.
  4. Do not dispose your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.

 

Collection Center List

Our Recycler M/s. Vans Chemistry Pvt. Ltd has signed an agreement with M/s Dart Global Logistics Pvt Ltd.  for reverse logistics for Channelization of E-waste to the facility

# COLLECTION CENTRE DETAILS CONTACT STATE LOCATED
01 CWMP, E-Borangi Village, Parawada Manadal, Visakhapatnam Dist- 531021 1800 889 0626 Andra Pradesh
02 Opposite SBI Bank, Bhalukpong, Chariduar-Tawang Road, Bhalukpong-790114, Arunachal Pradesh 1800 889 0626 Arunachal Pradesh
03 No.14, Amrit Nagar, Opp Neptuna Cinemall hall Beltola Chariali, Guwahati-781029, Assam 1800 889 0626 Assam
04 Ward no.21, VPO, Madhepura District, Madhepura- 852122, Bihar 1800 889 0626 Bihar
05 Sadhu Bhavan, Near Shiva Machin, Ring Road Number 2, Sondongari, Rajpur-492001,  Chhattisgarh 1800 889 0626 Chhattisgarh
06 Upper Bazar, Budhawar Peth Near, Shantadurga Medical Stores, Ponda, Goa- 403401, 1800 889 0626 Goa
07 BG-3, Radhe Business Empire, Near Aslali Circle, Aslali, Ahmedabad 382427 1800 889 0626 Gujarat
08 Village Uncha Majra, Bilaspur- Pataudi Road,  Near Bilaspur Chowk, Haryana 122503 1800 889 0626 Haryana
09 BO Baddi, Vil-Gullarwala, Near Sangam Hotel, Sai Road, Baddi- 173205, Himachal Pradesh 1800 889 0626 Himachal Pradesh
10 Near RC Plaza, Bari Brahmana Tehsil & Dist. Samba, Birpur Complex, Jammu 181133, J&K 1800 889 0626 Jammu & Kashmir
11 Kokar Chowk, National Highway 23, Hatwar, Ranchi, Jharkhand 1800 889 0626 Jharkhand
12 George Court,4th Floor, No.5C/501,
5th Main HRBR, 2nd Block, Bangalore – 560 043
1800 889 0626 Karnataka
13 Door # 57/2966E1, 2nd Floor, Latha’s Villa, Nethaji Road, Kadavanthra, Cochin – 682 020, India. 1800 889 0626 Kerala
14 Plot No. 104, Industrial Area No.II, Pithambur, Dhar (Dist) Madya Pradesh 454775 1800 889 0626 Madhya Pradesh
15 513-514, Crescent Busienss Park, Sakinaka Telephone Exchange Lane
Safed Pul, Sakinaka, Andheri (East), Mumbai, 400072, India
1800 889 0626 Maharastra
Office No.203, Sanas Memories, II Floor, Near Din Dayal Hospital
Fergussion College Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune – 411 005
1800 889 0626 Maharastra
16 Opposite to Imphal International Airport, Changanegi, Imphal 795140, Manipur 1800 889 0626 Manipur
17 MCL Compound, Lumshnong, Janita Hills, Meghalaya 793200 1800 889 0626 Meghalaya
18 Luangmual, Complex Peng, Mizoram Agency Opposite, Aizawal-796009, Mizoram 1800 889 0626 Mizoram
19 Eros Line, Police Colony, Dimapur- 797112, Nagaland 1800 889 0626 Nagaland
20 Flat No 103, Block No.2, Club Town Apartments, Near Domana Square, Chandra Shekharpur, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha-751024 1800 889 0626 Odisha
21 Village- Nimbua, PO-Rampur Sanian, The-Derabassi, Mohali Dist., Punjab 140507 1800 889 0626 Punjab
22 Survey No. 1018/13, Vill.Gudli, Debari, Railway Station Road, Udaipur-313024, Rajasthan 1800 889 0626 Rajasthan
23 NH10, IBM, Near Nagar Panchayat Office, Rangpo, Sikkim-737132 1800 889 0626 Sikkim
24 No.31 Velachery Road, Little Mount,
Saidapet, Chennai 600015, India
1800 889 0626 Tamil Nadu
25 Plot No 49 , IIND floor, Ishaq colony, Near AOC Centre ;
Opposite Ghanshyam super Market, Wellington Road, Secunderabad -500015, Telangana, India
1800 889 0626 Telangana
26 BO-Agartala, No.9, Laxmi Narayan Road, Banamalipur, Agartala-799001, Tripura 1800 889 0626 Tripura
27 Plot No 672, On NH-2, Sikandra Road, Village-Kumbhi, Tehsil-Akbarpur, Kanpur Dist, Dehat- 209101, Uttar Pradesh 1800 889 0626 Uttar Pradesh
28 Kichha Road, Opp-Tulsi Dwar, Main Bypass, U.S.Nagar, Rudrapur 263148, Uttarakhand 1800 889 0626 Uttarakhand
29 124 Karaya Road, Royal Calcutta Guest House, Gr.Fl,
Kolkata – 700017, India.
1800 889 0626 West Bengal
30 A-220, 1st Floor, Road No. 6, Mahipalpur Extension, NH-8,
New Delhi. 110 037
1800 889 0626 Delhi
31 No.94/5, Shed no 13&14, SSR Industrial Layout, Kannalli Village, Kodigehalli Post, Yeshwantapura Hobli, Bangalore 560091 1800 889 0626 Karnataka

 

Safe And Secure Channelization Flow Chart Of E-Waste