E-waste management

 

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Mobile Phones, Smart Phones, Feature phone , I Phones Air Conditioners, Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Computers, VCDs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

E-waste has been one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. While e-waste contains valuable materials such as aluminium, copper, gold, palladium and silver, it also contains harmful substances like cadmium, lead and mercury. In the absence of proper awareness, disposing e-waste in landfill can result in toxic emissions to the air, water and soil and pose a serious health and environmental hazards.

 

Under the guidelines of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 as amended by E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2017 have been notified. ONEPLUS stands committed to implement E-Waste Rules.

 

At OnePlus/Mobitech, we understand that our responsibility doesn't end at selling you our products. OnePlus/Mobitech has been working in the area of safe disposal of electronic waste. This thought is supported by our global policy, as well the legislation passed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) (called E-waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2016), which came into effect from 1st Oct 2016.

OnePlus/Mobitech will seek shared responsibility and cooperation from customers in reducing the environmental impact of their products.

OnePlus/Mobitech will comply with all the applicable laws related to e-waste management Rules 2016 .

As part of the e-waste recycling initiative, OnePlus/Mobitech has authorized an E-waste Recycling company, named Attero Recycling Private Limited, to collect, dismantle and recycle E-waste – collected from all over India. Attero , with its patented technologies, with over 200+ patents filed, is one of the top ten global players. Attero's vision is to look at E-waste not just as waste, but as an important resource that can be made useful – instead of shunning it as a social and environmental burden with their fully automated facility for e-waste recycling.

 

How this channelization will work

 

If you want to handover your old product than you can call on our e-waste recycling partner's Toll Free No. . Customer care representatives will explain you about the process of disposal and will share the nearest drop point location to drop e-waste and If any customer wants to handover the material from their door steps then we do send Attero Recycling reverse logistic team to collect the items and channelize the same to our e-waste partner plant for final processing.

 

Link: List of Service Center cum collection points

 

 

Do's& Don'ts

Do's:

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. Mobile phones, Batteries, Charger  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.

Don’ts:

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.

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. Customer may handover their end of life products to our nearest drop points for proper Recycling.

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.

For further information about e-waste recycling, and our e-waste recycling partner & their process, you may log on to www.attero.in or write an email to info@attero.in or Call on Toll Free: 1800-103-6328