E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their useful life. E-wastes are considered dangerous, as certain components of some electronic products contain materials that are hazardous, depending on their condition and density. The hazardous content of these materials pose a threat to human health and environment. Discarded computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, fax machines, electric lamps, cell phones, audio equipment and batteries if improperly disposed can leach lead and other substances into soil and groundwater. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled in an environmentally sound manner so that they are less harmful to the ecosystem.
There are many materials that can be recovered from old electronics. These materials can be used to make new products, thus reducing the need to mine for new raw materials. For instance, various metals can be recovered from computer circuit boards and other electronics, and the plastics and glass found in computer monitors and televisions can be recycled.
Donating your old electronics plays an important role in the provision of refurbished products such as computers and mobile phones, which can be of great help to low-income families, schools, and not-for-profit organizations. It also helps individuals gain access to technology that they could not have otherwise afforded.
Considering that around 90 percent of electronic equipment is recyclable, electronics recycling can play a significant role in creating employment. This is because new firms dealing with electronics recycling will form and existing firms will look to employ more people to recover recyclable materials. This can be triggered by the increase in the demand for electronics recycling.
Many electronics have toxic or hazardous materials such as mercury and lead, which can be harmful to the environment if disposed of in trashcans. Reusing and recycling electronics safely helps in keeping the hazardous materials from harming humans or the environment. For example, televisions and computer monitors are hazardous since they have lead in them. Printed circuit boards contain harmful materials such as cadmium, lead, mercury and chromium. Also, batteries in computers and other electronics may contain hazardous materials such as cadmium, mercury and lead.
Instead of keeping old electronics in the house or dumping them in landfills, recycling or reusing them is an appropriate option that should be supported by individuals and organizations. Considering the benefits of electronics recycling, it is very important that people in various parts around the world embrace this concept.
E-waste recycling creates new jobs for professional recyclers and creates a second market for the recycled materials.
The Company shall prints on its invoices a one liners information its toll free numbers for disposal of e- waste.
This step will help the customers to get knowledge and encouragements for proper disposal through recycling of the products.
Through Social Networks sites: Black Box through its various social networking platforms (Facebook, twitter, instagram website) undertakes to post on monthly basis to educate its customers about electronics waste.
By Installing banners /standers/ poster /at its dealers to the put on the prominent places in theirs premise in orders to educate customers /create awareness about what is electronics waste its hazardous impacts and the contact details of our authorized recyclers /dismantler to facilitate the customers for the safe disposal of their electronics waste.
Black Box shall spread e-waste awareness by doing advertisements in the following manners.
Online Advertisements Video us on YouTube channel/YouTube commercial.
The company shall also advertise in educating its customers in various company sponsored events (awarded functions, contents, seminars, exhibitions etc.) via posters, standees and videos informing and sensitizing the customers about electronics waste, how not to dispose electronics waste in garbage bins but safe disposal of electronics waste.
Black Box will initiate training programs for RAWS, school, and colleges etc. for creating awareness amongst the general public. Black Box will do this activity twice in every month covering two state /UT/totaling to at least 24 such activities in a calendar year which covers 24 sate/UT.
The Company shall educate all existing employees by conducting quarterly training /worker shops on e-waste and also a presentation on electronics waste shall be mandatorily by made a parts of the induction program for all new employees of the company.
The company shall provide training to Shop Owners/ retailers demonstrating the various aspects of electronics waste, safe, disposal, collection centers and hazardous impacts of electronics waste which shall be passed on to the customers visiting the various dealers/retailers. This will be done on a PAN India basis.
Black Box has partnered with E-Waste Recyclers India (EWRI) to comply with the new India E-Waste Management and Handling rules in providing drop-of centers and environmentally sound management of end of life electronics.
EWRI has obtained authorizations from the appropriate governmental agency for their processing facilities. EWRI will receive and recycle customer returned equipment, including all the e-waste.
Customers can drop their e-waste in the drop-box provided at various collection centres of EWRI. A list of collection centres along with the address is mentioned below.
The customers can also call on the following toll free number (1800-102-5679) from Monday to Friday between 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM to get details about the collection centres.
|TOLL FREE NUMBER
|Rangpuri, Milakpur Kohi Rangpuri, Rangpuri, New Delhi, 110037
|295, LIG Colony, Sector 31, Gurugram, Haryana 122022
|Sardar Patel Nagar, Dhanbad, Jharkhand- 826004
|2, Gejha Rd, Goyal Colony, Salarpur Khadar, Sector 102, Noida, Uttar Pradesh201304, India
|Plot-92,gala no.-01,Sector 19C Vashi Navi, Mumbai-400705
|No.3/20,Near Ashok Sah Bank, Vallabh Nagar,S.T.Stand Road, Pimpri, Pune 302021
|Cuttack, Odisha, India
|4,Block-3,4th Shatter at 179, MPR Estates Near Old Check Post Old Bowaenpally Secunderabad,Hyderabad-500011
|No.44 1st floor 2nd main D.D.U.T.T.L. yeshwanthpur, Bangalore – 560022
|Bhathery Road Boloor
|Opp. Hindustan Lever Ltd, Sulthan , Bhathery Road Boloor Mangalore(KA)-575003
|27,Sakthi Nagar Phase-II,Sennerkuppam, Near Bisleri Water Plant,Chennai-600056
|A-81, 200 ft. By Pass, Heerapura, Jaipur,Rajasthan – 302021
|Cuttack, Odisha, India
|HN-34, Kundil Nagar Basistha Chariali, Near Parbhat Apartment,Guwahati-781029
|S-175,Ist Floor Transport Nagar Near RTO Kanpur Road Lucknow-226004
|284 AS-3 Scheme No.-78,vijay nagar Indore, Madhya Pradesh
|Shop No D-18, Pushp Penament, Behind Mony Hotel, Isanpur, Ahmedabad
|Dr. A.K Pandey (IPS) Malyanil buddha Colony,Patna(Bihar)-800001
|Shop No.8, New Gajuwaka, Opp. High School Road, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh-530026
|Shop no:-19, Pharbhat Road, Opp:- Tennis Academy, Zirakpur,Chandigarh, Punjab
|B.T. ROAD DUNLOP
|156A/73, NORTHERN PARK, B.T. ROAD DUNLOP Kolkata-700108
|Acharya Vihar – jaydev Vihar Rd, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
|Shop No-4 Asansol Station Bus Stand Road, Munshi Bazar, Asansol, West Bengal 713301