What Is E-Waste? The Biggest Concern
E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, TV, mobile phones and their spares and accessories are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, recycled.
E-waste has been one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world. While e-waste contains valuable materials such as aluminum, copper, gold, palladium, and silver, it also contains harmful substances like cadmium, lead, and mercury. In the absence of proper awareness, disposing of e-waste in a landfill can result in toxic emissions to the air, water, and soil and pose serious health and environmental hazards.
Recycling Electronic Waste Advantages
Electrical waste contains hazardous but also valuable and scarce materials. Up to 60 elements can be found in complex electronics. Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals that can be recovered for future uses. By dismantling and providing reuse possibilities, intact natural resources are conserved and air and water pollution caused by hazardous disposal are avoided. Additionally, recycling reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the manufacturing of new products.
Under the guidelines of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 have been notified. Realme stands committed to implement E-Waste Rules.
We understand there is a need to encourage the recycling of all useful and valuable materials from e-waste so as to conserve the ever depleting natural resources. Recycling end-of-life discarded products are vital if we are to save resources and minimize landfill. REALME MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INDIA) understands its responsibility and in this regard, we have tied-up with one of the leading and authorized e-waste recycler namely 3R Recycler for facilitating our customers to enable them to dispose of e-waste products after its end-of-life.
3R Recycler one of the renowned Dismantlers/recyclers is a pioneer of recycling the e-waste in the most organized manner in India, authorized by HSPCB and is committed towards Environmental Social & Corporate Governance. They have expertise in assisting Producers in fulfilling their compliances related to EPR and E-waste Management.
As part of our partnership with 3R Recycler, the company will provide EPR Services and ensure environmentally sound management of electronics that have reached their end-of-life phase. 3R Recycler has obtained all the necessary authorizations from the appropriate government agencies for their processing facilities. 3R Recycler ensures proper recycling and disposal of e-waste. This helps us protect the environment from any hazardous consequences, which would be otherwise caused by the inappropriate waste management of e-waste.
Do’s & Don’ts
- Always look for information on the catalog with your product for end-of-life equipment handling
- Ensure that only Authorized Recyclers/Dismantler handle your electronic products
- Always call at our toll-free No’s to Dispose of 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 the 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 of” sign
- Do not give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers
- Do not dispose of your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills
What should I do with my electronic discards?
The mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” applies here.
Reduce your generation of e-waste through smart handling and good maintenance.
Reuse still functioning electronic equipment by donating to us.
Recycle those products that cannot be repaired. Customers may handover their end of life products to our nearest drop points for proper Recycling.
Life Cycle of our products:
As defined under New E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 life cycle of our products are as follows:
|Product Name||EEE Code of Product||Average Life|
|Smart Phone and their Accessories||(ITEW15)||5 Years|
Specific collection scheme:
Customers/end users call on our toll-free numbers 1800-102-8632 (North India), 1800-843-3303 (South India), 1800-843-3301 (East India), 1800-843-3302 (West India), to know the process of recycling and the nearest Collection center/point to drop the E-waste. You will also get information about any incentive or exchange offer that may be on offer, at that time, against your end of life product. You will incentivize your initiative depending upon the remaining Life of the Product.
Channelization of E-waste:
Collection Points/Drop Points:
Don’t forget to ask our executive about the offer available for the Exchange of e-waste or handing over your E-waste to us for recycling. Our executive will let you know about the available incentive.
We look forward to your support in ensuring safe and efficient disposal of e-waste which is a shared responsibility between our valued consumers and us. We value your co-operation.
To know more about safe and secure recycling and proper disposal of end-of-life electrical and Electronic Products Customer can contact at our toll-free numbers region wise at:
South India – 1800-843-3303
East India– 1800-843-3301
Email – [email protected]
Information Source: www.realme.com/in/legal/e-waste-management