NEGI E-WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM
What is E-waste?
Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their useful life.
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”.
E-waste generally consists of those substances contained in an electronic product which can bring adverse effects to the atmosphere and hence managing it in a proper way is important. Apart from affecting the environment it can also affect the health of the people.
In India, E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011 have been notified by the Central Government. NEGI stands committed to implement E-Waste Rules. NEGI has done tie-up with the CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) authorized e-Waste recycler for facilitating our customers to enable them to dispose off e-waste products after its end-of-life or non-operational or non-repairable.
NEGI educates all customers and encourages all to share responsibility in reducing the environmental impact of the products.
Benefits of Recycling of E-waste:
E-waste contains many valuable, recoverable materials such as aluminium, copper, gold, silver, plastics, and ferrous metals. In order to conserve natural resources and the energy needed to produce new electronic equipment from virgin resources, electronic equipment can be refurbished, reused, and recycled instead of being land filled.
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.
Protects your surroundings – Safe recycling of outdated electronics promotes sound management of toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury.
Conserves natural resources – Recycling recovers valuable materials from old electronics that can be used to make new products. As a result, we save energy, reduce pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.
Help others by donating your used electronics benefits in your community by passing on ready-to-use or refurbished equipment to those who need it. Saves landfill space – E-waste is a growing waste stream. By recycling these items, landfill space is conserved.
How to Solve the E-waste Problem:
Solving the e-waste problem starts with education and habit changes as a result of knowledge. Most people are trained to recycle a newspaper, bottles, and cans. Almost anything electronic in nature can be recycled properly with effort. Some municipalities have transfer stations that accept e-waste, and of course. It is important that any e-waste processor is fully certified in safe destruction and follow certified documented procedures to safely dispose of electronic waste. Ask questions before you recycle! Some unscrupulous recyclers ship e-waste overseas where it is disposed of improperly, posing a threat to the environment and its’ people.
How can I dispose of used electronic or electrical equipment?
You cannot dispose of used electrical or electronic equipment as regular household waste. Electrical and electronic equipment may contain hazardous substances which may have a serious detrimental effect on the environment and on human health. That is why all equipment that you volunteer for recycling will be specifically collected and treated by designated waste facility centres and by licensed WEEE compliance schemes. By ensuring that you dispose of your old electrical and electronic equipment
according to the India WEEE legislation you are helping to preserve our natural resources and protect human health.
If you’re old piece of electronic equipment is still in a good working condition or could be repaired for further use, please consider donating it to a charitable organisation or giving it to someone else in need. By extending the lifetime of your old equipment you are also contributing to the efficient use of resources and avoiding additional waste.
You may also be able to dispose of old electrical or electronic equipment at your local waste facilities or recycling centres. Please contact the relevant facility directly for more information.
Always call E-waste Authorized Collection Centres/points to dispose products that have reached end-of life.Ensure that only Authorized Recyclers repair and handle your electronic products.
Drop your used electronic products, batteries or any accessories when they reach the end of their life at your nearest Authorized E-Waste Collection Centres/Points.
Always disconnect the battery from product, and ensure any glass surface is protected against breakage.
Keep the product in isolated area, after it becomes non-functional/un-repairable so as to prevent its accidental breakage.
Do not dismantle your electronic Products on your own
Do not throw electronics in garbage bins having “Do not Dispose” sign along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.
Do not give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers/Kabariwalahs.
How can you participate in the Negi Recycling Programme in India?
You can dispose of a used NEGI product very easily and responsibly by simply contacting us on Toll-Free Number 1800-258-6344 or our HQ at 022-61566000 (Between 9AM-6PM Mon-Sat) or drop a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowchart for E-waste Channelization
A Customer who wishes to dispose the Product
can do it by following one the method listed above in the Flow Chart
1) Can contact us on our Toll Free Number 1800-258-6344
2) Can send us enquiry by Email on email@example.com
3) Can put an enquiry through our website.
Once we receive your request we will contact the government authorised E-Waste Management company who will collect the Product from you location and safely dispose the product.
Does NEGI buy back or provide incentives for the return of e-waste?
No, we do not buy back or provide incentives. We recycle to contribute to a more sustainable environment, and we encourage you to join us in this initiative.