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E-waste Management

 

E-waste: A concern

What Is E-Waste?

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Telephones, pay phones, cordless phones, Air Conditioners, Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Mobile Phones, 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.

 

S MOBILE DEVICES LIMITED Recycling Programme:

At S MOBILE DEVICES LIMITED we understand that our responsibility doesn’t end at selling you our products. S MOBILE DEVICES LIMITED has been working in the area of safe disposal of electronic waste. Since mobiles and other electronic items are made of hazardous constituents under our e-waste policy as well the legislation passed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF & CC) called E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, which comes into effect from 1st Oct 2016.

S MOBILE DEVICES LIMITED will seek shared responsibility and cooperation from customers in reducing the environmental impact of their products.

S MOBILE DEVICES LIMITED will comply with all the applicable laws related to e-waste management. As a part of e-waste recycling initiative, S MOBILE DEVICES LIMITED has partnered with 3R Recycler, India’s leading electronic asset management and disposal company to comply with E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 in providing environmentally sound management of end of life electronics.

3R Recycler – As part of this partnership with 3R Recycler, the company will 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 governmental 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:

  • Follow the instructions for proper handling of end-of-life equipment in our catalogs.
  • Make sure that your electronic products are recycled only by authorized recyclers/dismantlers.
  • Consult your nearest itel mobile Collection Point for disposing products that have reached end-of-life.
  • Drop-off used Mobile Phones, batteries or any accessories at the nearest itel mobile Collection Point.
  • Separate the packaging materials from the electronic products as per safe waste disposal options
    Protect the glass surface of any electronic product to avoid breakage.

Don’ts:

  • Never dismantle your electronic products yourself.
  • Never dispose electronic products in bins having ‘Do Not Dispose’ sign.
  • Never sell or give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like local scrap dealer/ rag pickers.
  • Never throw your electronic waste along with municipal waste as they end up reaching landfills.

 

Life Cycle of our products:

As defined under New E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 life cycle of our Feature Phone is 7 years and Smartphone is 5 Years.

 

Collection Points/Drop Points:

You can find your nearest Collection Points / Drop points
https://in.itel-mobile.com/findus/
https://in.itel-mobile.com/collection-point/

In case of any queries regarding the proper disposal and/or recycling of electronics, consumers can contact the help-desk (Toll free) at:

North India-1800-102-8632 | South India -1800-843-3303 | East India- 1800-843-3301 | West India -1800-843-3302 |  Email – info@3rrecycler.com