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.

Benefits of E-waste Recycling

Electronics Recycling Conserves Natural Resources

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.

Electronics Recycling Supports the Community

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.

Electronics Recycling Creates Employment Locally

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.

Electronics Recycling Helps Protect Public Health and the Environment

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.

Creates Jobs

E-waste recycling creates new jobs for professional recyclers and creates a second market for the recycled materials.

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. LED Tv's 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.

Awareness Programme

AGC Networks for creating promising awareness throughout the country will do the following:
  1. General Awareness through various media.
  2. Digital awareness.
  3. Awareness through trade partners.
  4. Awareness through Advertisements
  5. Awareness through training and conducting regular workshop.

General Awareness through Various Media including Print Media

  • Through Booklets /leaflets- Products manuals /products catalog shall contain a booklet /leaflet endeavoring to make the user aware on the E-waste and its handling, manner of disposal (do's and don'ts).The information covers the under mentioned things;
  • Hazardous constituents in electrical and electronics equipment's.
  • Impacts of importers handling/dumping OR disposal/accidental breakage/ recycling of e-waste.
  • Handling of e-waste (Do's & Don'ts).
  • Symbol on products & Booklet mentioning prevention of dumping of E-waste in garbage bins.
  • Mechanism available to consumers for disposal of their e- waste directly to recyclers data and take back systems.
Through Invoices

The Company shall prints on its invoices a one liners information its toll free numbers for disposal of e- waste.

Through Logos/Slogans On Products Which State That Recycling Is Necessity

This step will help the customers to get knowledge and encouragements for proper disposal through recycling of the products.

Digital Awareness

Through Social Networks sites: AGC Networks through its various social networking platforms (Facebook, twitter, instagram website) undertakes to post on monthly basis to educate its customers about electronics waste.

Awareness through trade partners

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.

Awareness through advertisements

AGC Networks shall spread e-waste awareness by doing advertisements in the following manners.

Online Advertisements Video us on YouTube channel/YouTube commercial.

Outdoor Advertisements.

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.

Awareness through training and conducting regular workshops

AGC Networks will initiate training programs for RAWS, school, and colleges etc. for creating awareness amongst the general public. AGC Networks 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.

E-waste management plan

AGC Networks 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.

Collection Centers

Collection Points
Sr. No StatesLocationLogisticAddressTOLL FREE NUMBER
1DelhiRangpuriProfessional LogisticsRangpuri, Milakpur Kohi Rangpuri, Rangpuri, New Delhi, 1100371800-102-5679
2GurugramGurugramProfessional Logistics295, LIG Colony, Sector 31, Gurugram, Haryana 1220221800-102-5679
3DhanbadJharkhandProfessional LogisticsSardar Patel Nagar, Dhanbad, Jharkhand- 8260041800-102-5679
4NoidaSalarpur KhadarProfessional Logistics2, Gejha Rd, Goyal Colony, Salarpur Khadar, Sector 102, Noida, Uttar Pradesh201304, India1800-102-5679
5MumbaiVashiProfessional LogisticsPlot-92,gala no.-01,Sector 19C Vashi Navi, Mumbai-4007051800-102-5679
6PuneVallabh NagarProfessional LogisticsNo.3/20,Near Ashok Sah Bank, Vallabh Nagar,S.T.Stand Road, Pimpri, Pune 3020211800-102-5679
7CuttackOdishaProfessional LogisticsCuttack, Odisha, India1800-102-5679
8HyderabadSecunderabadProfessional Logistics4,Block-3,4th Shatter at 179, MPR Estates Near Old Check Post Old Bowaenpally Secunderabad,Hyderabad-5000111800-102-5679
9BangaloreYeshwanthpurProfessional LogisticsNo.44 1st floor 2nd main D.D.U.T.T.L. yeshwanthpur, Bangalore – 5600221800-102-5679
10MangaloreBhathery Road BoloorProfessional LogisticsOpp. Hindustan Lever Ltd, Sulthan , Bhathery Road Boloor Mangalore(KA)-5750031800-102-5679
11RanchiJharkhandProfessional LogisticsRanchi, Jharkhand1800-102-5679
12ChennaiSennerkuppamProfessional Logistics27,Sakthi Nagar Phase-II,Sennerkuppam, Near Bisleri Water Plant,Chennai-6000561800-102-5679
13JaipurRajasthanProfessional LogisticsA-81, 200 ft. By Pass, Heerapura, Jaipur,Rajasthan – 3020211800-102-5679
14BokaroOdishaProfessional LogisticsCuttack, Odisha, India1800-102-5679
15GuwahatiKundilProfessional LogisticsHN-34, Kundil Nagar Basistha Chariali, Near Parbhat Apartment,Guwahati-7810291800-102-5679
16LucknowKanpur RoadProfessional LogisticsS-175,Ist Floor Transport Nagar Near RTO Kanpur Road Lucknow-2260041800-102-5679
17IndoreMadhya PradeshProfessional Logistics284 AS-3 Scheme No.-78,vijay nagar Indore, Madhya Pradesh1800-102-5679
18AhmedabadPushp PenamentProfessional LogisticsShop No D-18, Pushp Penament, Behind Mony Hotel, Isanpur, Ahmedabad1800-102-5679
19PatnaMalyanil buddhaProfessional LogisticsDr. A.K Pandey (IPS) Malyanil buddha Colony,Patna(Bihar)-8000011800-102-5679
20VishakapatnamAndhra PradeshProfessional LogisticsShop No.8, New Gajuwaka, Opp. High School Road, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh-5300261800-102-5679
21ChandigarhPharbhat RoadProfessional LogisticsShop no:-19, Pharbhat Road, Opp:- Tennis Academy, Zirakpur,Chandigarh, Punjab1800-102-5679
22KolkataB.T. ROAD DUNLOPProfessional Logistics156A/73, NORTHERN PARK, B.T. ROAD DUNLOP Kolkata-7001081800-102-5679
23BhubaneswarOdishaProfessional LogisticsAcharya Vihar – jaydev Vihar Rd, Bhubaneswar, Odisha1800-102-5679
24AsansolWest BengalProfessional LogisticsShop No-4 Asansol Station Bus Stand Road, Munshi Bazar, Asansol, West Bengal 7133011800-102-5679

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