The Information, Communication and technological revolution has brought enormous changes in the way we organize our lives, our economies, industries and institutions. These spectacular developments in modern times have undoubtedly enhanced the quality of our lives, but at the same time, have led to manifold problems including the problem of massive amount of hazardous waste and other waste generated from electric products. Such waste poses a serious threat to human health and environment. The issue of proper management of such hazardous E-Waste is therefore critical to the protection of livelihood, health and environment.
To deal with this ever-rising problem of E-Waste, the government of India, through its Ministry of Environment and forest, formulated the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules in 2016.
GLASSKO (INDIA) stands committed to share its obligations for the same.
The Basel Convention defines wastes as-
“Substances or objects, which are disposed off or are intended to be disposed off, or are required to be disposed off by the provisions of national laws”.
E waste has been defined as-
“Waste electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part or rejects from their manufacturing and repair process, which are intended to be discarded.”
Whereas, Electrical and electronic equipment has been defined as:-
"Equipment which is dependent on electrical currents or electro-magnetic fields to fully functional".
AS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS ORGANISATION, GLASSKO (INDIA) HAS INITIATED VARIOUS ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE E-WASTE RECYCLING. 100% recycling and disposal through authorized recycler to avoid the adverse effects of E-Waste.
• Toxic material present in e-waste get mixed with earth, air, water, etc and causes health issues.
• Oil & Gases which is present in e-waste like compressor and CRT causes environment pollution.
• Batteries contains highly hazardous elements.
• Burning of rubber & Plastic in open area causes air pollution.
• Bad impact on human being, animal, and other animates.
• Wastage of natural resources.
• All electrical and electronic products are required to be handed over only to the authorised recycler for recycling.
• The E-Waste product should be handed over only to an authorised recycler for disposal.
• Keep the e-waste in isolated area, after it becomes non-functional/un-repairable so as to prevent its accidental breakage.
Creation requires raw resources. But when we recycle, extant material is put to use. Recycling saves this extraction of the fresh raw resources, and revives the existing ones that are no longer of use. This way there is lesser exploitation and more conservation of natural resources.
Each time we recycle a product, it requires lesser energy than producing a new one from the scratch. The considerable difference in manufacturing time is a result of skipping the usual process of extraction of raw material, its transportation, refining etc., which is way more than having a market ready product that to have a raw material ready for production.
Production and disposal of products require a great deal of extraction, refining, processing and dumping of material, which have larger impact on the environment. By recycling, we cut down the pollution of air, water and land, thus reducing the greenhouse gas emission and avoiding any contribution to global warming.
Don'ts for E- Waste
• The product should not be opened/dismantled by the User himself/herself, but only by authorized service personnel.
• The product is not meant for re-sale to any unauthorized agencies/scrap dealer
• The product is not meant for mixing into household waste stream.
• Do not keep any replaced spare part(s) from the product in exposed area
• This initiative is a step towards our commitment for a cleaner and greener earth.
• This move is one of the ways to show that we are concerned and thus we request all our customers to join this movement to make it successful by way of contributing their end-of-life product.
• Products offered for recycling are not eligible for exchange offers.
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