E – WASTE
E-Waste Recycling Policy
E- Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 were notified in 2011 and came into effect on 1st May, 2012. Videotex was one of the producers who had 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 with all perspectives of environmental conservation through partner association for handling and management of electronic and electrical waste.
Now, as per the new guidelines, Government of India in supersession of E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 has notified the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 which has been effective from 1st October 2017. These rules are applicable to every producer, consumer, bulk consumer, collection centre, dismantler and recycler of e-waste involved in the manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment or components specified in Schedule – I of the Rules.
The categories of electrical and electronic equipment namely LED TV, Washing Machine, Panel, are covered under these rules within Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Target based approach for implementation of EPR has been adopted which stipulates phase wise collection from the producers for the assembling of e-waste, either on the basis of number or weight for respective category. It is further calculated and notified by the Central Pollution Control Board.
With sheer pro-activeness and continued guidance from the management, we at Videotex, within no-time have updated our systems and processes as per the mandate of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 and its amendments.The amendment includes specific guidelines for extended producer responsibility, channelization, collection centres, storage, transportation, environmentally sound dismantling and recycling, refurbishment, and random sampling of EEE for testing of RoHS parameters.
Coherent Compliance by Videotex
Videotex has solely developed an internal standard procedure for collection and proper recycling of e-waste abiding all aspects of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 and its amendments. For collection we have made an Internal Training Module to create/spread awareness across all internal and external consumers and even to our vendors / partners.
We also have collectively developed the PAN-India collection mechanism along with our appointed Producer Responsibility Organization, RLG Reverse Logistics India Pvt. Ltd. The PRO have been given clear mandate to collect e-wastes from respective states as per our internal process and channelize it to authorized dismantlers and recyclers for environmentally sound recycling as required by the rules.
Any of your electronics sold by us on reaching its specified end-of-life timeline, as per the Product Catalogue / Product Information Docket please drop in an email or call the mentioned.
Videotex has been committed to effective collection of all e-waste from PAN-India location and has been managing collection of e-waste using its own collection centres and the collection centres of its appointed PRO. We have been assigning the appointed PRO empanelled by us to collect the cumulative load within 190 days from it being deposited by the consumer. The list of Videotex International Pvt. Ltd. (Daiwa) collection centres are listed below and the list of PRO collection centres are available in their website www.Cleantogreen.in
Do’s and Don’ts
- Please check for the life-cycle of your product on the Product Information Booklet.
- Please speak on the mentioned Toll-Free Number for any query about your product take-back or recycle
- Please hand-over e-waste only at the designated collection centre of the Brand.
- Please make sure you earn incentive from the brand on handing-over e-waste the correct way.
- Please accumulate all unused electronic and electrical items only to be handed-over to the Brand or Registered Recycler.
- Please acknowledge the buy-back and exchange program from the Brand.
- Please drop your scrap electronic parts, handed-back to you after replacement with the new part, at the e-waste drop box in the service centre.
- Please register that as an individual we all have Individual Responsibility towards the conservation of our environment.
- Please do not throw any electronics (including batteries) into the garbage bin. It must be thrown only on designated bins with symbol
- Please do not sell e-waste to scrap dealers or unauthorised agents for little/some cash.
- Please do not dispose of e-waste in landfill or in pits as an ill-treasure for your next generation
- Please do not open unused electronics without expert supervision, as it can be hazardous.
- Please do not cut-open parts or components without brand representative’s supervision
When we throw out our electronics, they land up in Landfill causing the possibility of toxic metal leaching into the groundwater. Toxic metals in e-waste leach into our supply of resources, threatening their integrity. When e-waste is openly heated, which is a rudimentary process by the un-registered user or scrap dealers, toxic chemicals are released into the air, damaging the atmosphere and posing a serious threat to health and existing life.
E-Waste management is a critical consideration for future generations as proper e-waste recycling is becoming hard to find with very less efficient recyclers in the business. It is crucial to know the effects of e-waste on the environment and make a collective effort to build awareness and systems to curb all its ill positioning for our existing and future generation.
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Improper handling, accidental breakage damage and improper recycling of the end of life product has the following consequences: If batteries are not properly disposed of, it can cause harm to human health or the environment. Placing batteries or devices on or in heating devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators and improper disposal of batteries may lead to explosion. If the battery terminals are in contact with metal objects, it may cause a fire.