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E-waste Guideline Manual For Haier India



What is eWaste or electronic Waste?

Electronic   waste @ e-waste is a term which refers to unusable, discarded and old,   electric & electronic appliances such as refrigerators,   LED/LCD/CTV,  microwave oven, washing machines, home air conditioner   etc. As per E waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016 e-waste   '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   has been categorized into three main categories, i.e., Consumer   Electronics/home appliances and IT & Telecom. Refrigerators,  washing  machines, home air conditioner LED/LCD etc. represent l  Consumer  Electronics/home appliances.  On the other hand computers,  desktop,  laptop mobile phones etc. and its component represent Telecom  & IT.


E-waste  broadly covers waste from all  electronic and electrical appliances and  contains different hazardous  materials which are harmful to human health  and the environment if not  disposed of carefully. While some naturally  occurring substances are  harmless in nature, their use in the  manufacture of electronic  equipment often results in compounds which are  hazardous for example  chromium becomes chromium VI. Thus Ministry of  Environment, Forest  & Climate Change, Govt. of India had listed  issued directions for  reduction in the use of hazardous substances in  the manufacture of  electrical and electronic equipment and their  components or consumables  or parts or spares.


The  Ministry of Environment,  Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India in  furtherance of its  effort to reduce the hazard occurring from rapid  growth in the Consumer  durable and IT-Telecom market had made rules  called as E Waste  (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016 under  Environment Protection Act.


HAZARDS OF IMPROPER HANDLING AND/OR IMPROPER RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE


Electronic   equipments contain many hazardous metallic contaminants such as lead,   cadmium, and beryllium and brominated flame-retardants. An improper   handling and/or improper recycling of the Electronic Waste results in   these hazardous metals/substances getting released into our eco and   biological system, thereby leading to various health hazards. The   Hazardous contents in the electronic equipment include:


Health:-    The informal method of recycling extended health hazards. For example,   primary and secondary exposure to toxic metals, such as lead, results   generally from open-air burning used to retrieve valuable components   such as gold. Incineration from burning e-waste creates fine  particulate  matter, which is linked to pulmonary and cardiovascular  disease.


Environment:-   The informal method of recycling extended environment hazards too. For   example when different e-waste is burnt to extract metals from it,  toxic  chemicals are released in to the air, damaging the atmosphere. 



•     Lead     •   Brominated Flame Retardants   •   Chromium   •   Mercury •     Beryllium   •   Cadmium   •   Barium   •   Carbon Black   •   Phosphor

E-Waste Toxic Components and their Damage to Human Health

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Without safe recycling, most of these toxic components will end up in land fill - poisioning the soil and water


The Do’s of Electronic Waste Recycling:

  1. Give the discarded Electronic Equipments only at the authorized collection centers so that the same can be properly recycled

  2. Drop the discarded Electronic Equipments only in the bins meant for the Electronic Waste

  3. Ask the retailer about the Take Back schemes

  4. Consult the authorized service center as to whether the Electronic Equipment can be repaired or not, before discarding the same

  5. Tell   your neighbors and other persons about the hazards of improper  disposal  or handling or improper recycling of the Electronic Waste

  6. If the unwanted Electronic Equipment still work or can be repaired then consider donating them


The Don’ts of Electronic Waste Recycling:

  1. Don’t   dump the discarded Electronic Equipments in open or in any Land Fill   Site as the same will result in contaminating the  Soil and the ground   water

  2. Don’t dispose of the discarded Electronic Equipments in household bins or Municipal Bins

  3. Don’t sell or give your discarded Electronic Equipments to any Trash Dealer or Kabadiwala

  4. Recycling   Electronic Equipments helps to save natural finite resources and also   reduces the environmental and health risks associated with improper   handling/disposing the Electronic Waste

  5. To  minimize our  impact on the earth and to protect the environment for  future  generations return your discarded Electronic Equipments here for  safe  recycling:


Why proper handling and management of e-waste is required?


According   to MoEF, the electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) have valuable   materials and hazardous/toxics substances in their components. The   electronic products and electrical equipment after their useful life  may  not cause any harm if it is stored safely in households/stores.   However, if the E-waste is opened-up and attempts are made for  retrieval  of useful components or material in an un-scientific manner  or if the  material is disposed in open, then it may cause health risks  and damage  to environment. E-waste can be considered as a resource that  contains  useful material of economic benefit for recovery of plastics,  iron,  glass, aluminum, copper and precious metals such as silver,  gold,  platinum, and palladium and lead, cadmium, mercury etc. However,  at the  same time presence of heavy metals (As, Cd, Hg, Pb etc.) and  other toxic  substances such as polychlorinated bi-phenyls (PCBs),  etched chemicals,  etc. may pose risk to health and environment during  handling and  recovery operations. E-waste is a problem of increasing  proportions  especially when crude methods are adopted for recovery of  useful  components from E-waste.



Thus, there  is a  need to encourage recycling of all useful and valuable material  from  e-waste so as to conserve the ever depleting natural resources.   Electronic component are increasingly made from recycled materials, for   example for making new LCDs, more than 50% of indium is sourced by   recycling used LCDs. The E-waste thus presents a scenario of urban   mining for recovery of ferrous/non-ferrous/ rare earth metal and   precious metal in addition to plastics and glass. However, presence of   hazardous and toxic substances in the component of e-waste necessitates   environmentally sound management of e-waste including collection and   recycling/treatment in an environmentally sound manner.



Management and Effect on sustainable future:-



Sustainable development as defined by Brundtland Commission   is “development that meets the needs of the present without   compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own   needs.” 


The e-waste since a long time had been seen  as  an easy and cheapest source of metals. However due to lack of proper   consideration for such source of metals as well as proper methods of   recycling in India, we sent our e-waste to the improper channel and   thereby participated in degrading the environment. Moreover, through   this improper method of extraction of metals we till date had wasted at   least forty percent of the precious metals and simultaneously caused   damage to our environment. If we opt the proper way to extract metals   through proper channel of recycling then we can achieve Ninety percent   of extraction rate of our metals as well as a better way to save our   environment. However, if today while selling off our material to   improper channel we will not think about our sustainable future then it   is for sure that the coming generations will be facing crisis of the   metals. 


Customer responsibility

a.         consumers shall ensure that there end of life product/e-waste is   channelized through collection center or dealer of authorized producer   or dismantler or recycler or through the designated take back service   provider of the producer to authorized dismantler or recycler;

b.        consumers shall ensure that such end-of-life electrical and electronic   equipment are not admixed with e-waste containing radioactive  material;


Bulk Consumer Responsibility:-

a.         bulk consumers of electrical and electronic equipment shall ensure  that  e-waste generated by them is channelized through collection center  or  dealer of authorized producer or dismantler or recycler or through  the  designated take back service provider of the producer to authorized   dismantler or recycler;

b.      bulk   consumers of electrical and electronic equipment shall ensure that such   end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment are not admixed with   e-waste containing radioactive material as covered under the provisions   of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 (33 of 1962) and rules made there  under;

c.        bulk consumers of  electrical and electronic equipment listed in  Schedule I shall maintain  records of e-waste generated by them in Form-2  and make such records  available for scrutiny by the concerned State  Pollution Control Board;

d.       bulk  consumers of electrical and electronic equipment listed in  Schedule I  shall file annual returns in Form-3, to the concerned State  Pollution  Control Board on or before the 30th day of June following the  financial  year to which that return relates;

e.         In case of the bulk consumer with multiple offices in a State, one   annual return combining information from all the offices shall be filed   to the concerned State Pollution Control Board on or before the 30th  day  of June following the financial year to which that return relates.



Haiers' Responsibility

Haier   India being responsible and trustworthy brand is taking all the   necessary and expected steps for betterment of the environment as well   as living beings. Haier had joined hands with Auctus E- Recycling Solutions Pvt Ltd. Haier   being a responsible and environment friendly consumer brand have   assured to recycle electronic items, such as refrigerators, washing   machines, air conditioners  etc. that are either achieved their end of   life or are no old, unusable etc. ‘Haier is initiated Mission HAIER   (Haier Auctus initiative for E-waste Recycling) where by Haier with   joint efforts of Auctus E Recycling Solutions will create awareness in   the general public and will take back the end of life and unusable and   old  electronic products from the customers.


Apart from above, Haier had taken the following steps for proper recycling of e-waste of its customers:-

1.      Collection and Channelization of e-waste:-

Haier   had setup toll free Number where the customers can call and registered   their products for recycling. As soon as e-waste pick up is registered   by customer a representative will come to collect the product in   exchange of a gift voucher which can be redeemed at any authorized   dealer of Haier or service center.

Dismantling & Recycling of e-waste 


2.      Awareness  for e-waste 




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