What is e- waste ?
As per E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
‘e-waste’ means 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 is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.
As per Global E-waste Monitor 2017 report
- India is the 4th largest e-waste producer in the world after China, United States and Japan.
- Total e-waste produced in India was 2 million metric tons in 2016 which amounts to 1.5 kg per capita.
- E-waste growth rate in India is forecasted at 30% per annum (Assocham-cKinetics study)
- In India, Mumbai is the highest producer of e-waste with Bangalore at 3rd place behind New Delhi.
- % of e-waste recycled in India is 1.5% as compared to 20% globally.
- 2/3rd of people working in the e-waste segment in India are afflicted with respiratory diseases.
- 95% of the e-waste in India is managed by scrap dealers and unorganized sector.
- E-waste leads to landfill causing soil acidification and ground water pollution.
E-Waste Recycling Process
Our Procedure follows from Start to End
- A corporate give us a call at our toll free number 1800 102 8286 and asks for e-waste collection services.
- We get the location of the corporate and the time at which the scheduled pickup is needed and arrange for e-waste pickup.
- We pickup e-waste directly from the company’s office location through our well-equipped pickup staff.
- Using trolley, bins, and crates provided by us our staff load the e-waste in the transport vehicle and it is taken to our recycling plant for further processing.
- At our recycling plant, the e-waste is either refurbished or dismantled depending on its condition and sent to re-manufacturers or material recyclers.
- We also provide the corporate with a recycling certificate and handhold the company through the entire regulatory compliance process.
WEEE Recycling & Recovery
The Government of India released the E-waste (Management) Rules in 2016 to control the disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) along with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.
WEEE holds the producers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) responsible for the safe disposal of end-of-life products by collection and recycling of their products. On the other hand, RoHS restricts the use of certain hazardous substances like lead mercury, cadmium, brominated flame retardants, and others in EEE. We help manufacturers and distributors fulfill their mandatory WEEE obligation by complete end-to-end processing of end-of-life products including collection, dismantling, and recovery. Our e-waste recycling process consists of mixture of cutting-edge automated machinery and manual sorting and dismantling by a well-trained and professional staff. This process enables recycling of WEEE in the most environmental friendly manner possible with the highest recovery from products at the end of their life cycle.
We are registered as an authorized recycler with the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and are a member of the TSDF (Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities). Prakruthi’s WEEE recycling plant is equipped with state-of-the-art-processes that have been certified as per the coveted industry benchmarks including ISO 14001 EMS, ISO 18001 OH SAS, ISO 27001 ISMS, as well as Responsible Recycling (R2). We also provide complete hand holding on the documentation process including detailed reporting (Form 2, Form 6, Passbook entry as per KSPCB rules), and certificate issuance for WEEE recycling.