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Overview

Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for refurbishment, reuse, resale, salvage recycling through material recovery, or disposal are also considered e-waste. Informal processing of e-waste in developing countries can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental pollution.

E-waste also contains toxic and hazardous materials including mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, and chemical flame retardants, which have the potential to leach into our soil and water.

E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 were notified in 2011 and had come into effect since 1st May, 2012. Shree Samiri Technologies who has effectively implemented E-Waste Rules and very responsibly managed all aspects as per the set rules. We also kept on making regular upgrades to comply all perspective of environmental conservation for handling and management of electronic and electrical waste, in no ways ending at landfill.

The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is primarily responsible for regulations regarding electronic waste. Additionally, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) produce implementation procedures to ensure proper management of rules set forth by the MoEFCC.

Now, as per the new guidelines, MoEFCC, Government of India in supersession of E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 has notified the E-Waste(Management) Rules, 2016 vide G.S.R. 338(E) dated 23.03.2016 This set of rules clarifies duties of responsible parties, enacts more stringent regulations on e-waste production, as well as clarifies the general definition of e-waste. In these rules, e-waste is defined as “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. ‘Electrical and electronic equipment’ in turn has been defined to mean equipment which are dependent on electric current or electro-magnetic field in order to become functional.”

Two categories of electrical and electronic equipments are :

  1. IT and Telecommunication Equipment
  2. Consumer Electricals and Electronics

The main feature, of these rules, is the idea of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Producers of electronic products must implement EPR in order to ensure that their electronic waste is delivered to authorized recyclers or dismantlers. These rules establish and place specific responsibilities for each party involved in the production, disposal, and management of electronic waste. Target based approach for implementation of EPR has been adopted in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2017,this amendment focusses on the e-waste collection targets by 10% during 2017–2018, 20% during 2018–2019, 30% during 2019–2020. This amendment also gives the Central Pollution Control Board power to randomly select electronic equipment on the market to test for compliance of rules.

We at Shree Samiri Technologies have updated our systems and processes as per the mandate of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2017 and its amendments, which includes specific guidelines for extended producer responsibility, collection centres, channelization, transportation, storage, environmentally sound dismantling and refurbishment, recycling and random sampling of EEE for testing of RoHS parameters.

Do's And Dont's

Do’s:

  1. Always check for the life-cycle of your product on the Product catalogue.
  2. Please contact on the mentioned customer care Number for any query about your product take-back or recycle.
  3. Ensure that only Authorized Recyclers repair and handle your electronic products.
  4. Please hand-over e-waste only at the designated collection centre of the Brand.
  5. 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 Centers or service centre.
  6. Always disconnect the battery from the product, and ensure any glass surface is protected against breakage.
  7. Please register that as an individual we all have Individual Responsibility towards the conservation of our environment.

 Dont’s:

  1. Do not throw any of your electronics (including batteries) into garbage bin. It must be thrown only on designated bins with symbol.
  2. Do not dispose your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.
  3. Do not sell e-waste to unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers..
  4. Please do not open unused electronics without expert supervision, as it can be hazardous.
  5. Do not cut-open parts or components without brand representative

Health Effects

E-waste contains many hazardous substances which have been found to be extremely dangerous to human health and the environment; e-waste is often disposed of under less than ideal safety conditions.

When electronics thrown out, they land up in Landfill causing the possibility of toxic metal leaching into the ground water. Toxic metals in e-waste leach into our supply of resources, threatening their integrity. The materials that are not recycled by waste pickers are often left in landfills or burned. Both methods can lead to toxic chemicals leaking into the air, water and soil damaging the atmosphere and posing a serious threat to health and existing life.

E-Waste is a problem not going away soon. According to ASSOCHAM, an industrial body in India the, Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of electronic waste is 30%. With changing consumer behavior and rapid economic growth.

It is decisive to know effects of e-waste on the environment, and create a collective effort to build awareness and systems to restraint all its ill positioning for our existing and future generation.

Collection Centre

The company has the E-waste Solutions for the collection of all our E-waste on PAN India and disposes the same at their Factory at Shree Samiri Technologies, 64, Ramdev Estate, behind Gokulesh petrol pump, Shahwadi, Narol, Ahmedabad – 382405, Gujarat, INDIA. The customer can reach or call on customer care No +91 9510971449.

Rohs Compliance

RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (known as EEE).

RoHS, which is a mandate by the regulatory enforcement, which will have pre-requisite for the Producer or Manufacturer of the Brand be strictly complying.This is purely to structure the usage of hazardous elements in any electronic or electrical product, basically to eliminate any threat to health and life using them.

This directive applies to manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors of products including large household appliances (refrigerators, etc.), small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, etc.), computing & communications equipment, consumer electronics, lighting, power tools, toys and sports equipment (videogames, electric trains, etc.) and automatic dispensers (vending machines, ATM machines, etc.).

The term is purely used to understand the effect of components in the product on the environment.