Bharat IT E-Waste Recycling Policy
The rapid progression in the field of Information Technology and Communication over the past 2 decades has brought a sea change in almost all aspects of human life. Be it our lifestyle, economies, industries, or institutions, all are impacted by the IT and Communication revolution. It is an undeniable fact that all these significant developments have enhanced the quality of life, but at the same time, they have also given birth to so many serious problems.
A huge amount of hazardous waste generated from electric products has created so many tough challenges for human beings including fatal threats to human health as well as the environment. Therefore, the proper management of this E-Waste is quite imperative not only for the protection of livelihood but also for the health and environment.
Contemplating the gravity of the matter, the government of India also came up with formulating newer rules and norms concerning the ever-rising problem of E-Waste in the year 2016 through its Ministry of Environment and Forest. Bharat IT Services Limited as a socially and environmentally responsible IT organization abides by all the E-Waste rules and norms formulated by the Government of India.
Bharat IT Services Limited (BITSL’s) Commitment to Implement the E-Waste Rules
As for E-Waste, the definition concludes
“waste electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part, or rejects from their manufacturing and repair process, which are intended to be discarded. Electrical and electronic equipment has been defined as equipment that is dependent on electrical currents or electromagnetic fields to be fully functional.
Just like other hazardous waste materials, the problem of e-waste has also become an immediate as well as a long-term concern as its unregulated accumulation and recycling can lead to major environmental problems endangering human health.
As per The Basel Convention, the definition of waste goes
“Substances or objects which are disposed of or are intended to be disposed of or are required to be disposed of by the provisions of national laws”.
This scenario undoubtedly calls for an urgent need for E-Waste Management to preserve the ecological balance and reduce landfills. Recycling end-of-life products is vital if we are to save resources and minimize waste.
Adverse Effects of E-Waste at a Glance
- Burning of rubber & Plastic in open areas causes air pollution
- Bad impact on the human being, animals, and other animate
- Batteries contain highly hazardous elements
- Wastage of natural resources.
- Toxic materials present in e-waste get mixed with earth, air, water, etc. and cause various health issues
- Oil & Gases which are present in e-waste like compressor and CRT cause environmental pollution
Bharat IT Services Limited (BITSL): Going beyond the Call of Formal Duty for Better E-Waste Management
Bharat IT Services Limited (BITSL) has gone beyond the call of formal duty in this regard and has tied up with Reteck Envirotech Private Limited - one of the world’s largest authorized E-Waste recyclers, for facilitating our organization and our valued customers to duly dispose of E-Waste products after their life comes to an end. BITSL, as an environmentally conscious organization, has taken various initiatives to promote 100% e-waste recycling and disposal through authorized recyclers to avoid the adverse effects of E-Waste.
Why Recycling Matters?
Creation requires raw resources. But when we recycle, extant material is put to use. Recycling saves this extraction of fresh raw resources and revives the existing ones that are no longer of use. This way there is lesser exploitation and more conservation of natural resources.
Each time we recycle a product, it requires lesser energy than producing a new one from the scratch. The considerable difference in manufacturing time is a result of skipping the usual process of extraction of raw material, its transportation, refining, etc., which is way more than having a market-ready product that to have raw material ready for production.
Production and disposal of products require a great deal of extraction, refining, processing, and dumping of material, which have a larger impact on the environment. By recycling, we cut down the pollution of air, water, and land, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding any contribution to global warming.
E-Waste collection is just a toll-free number away
- All electrical and electronic products are required to be handed over only to an authorized recycler for recycling
- The E-Waste product should be handed over only to an authorized recycler for disposal
- Keep the e-waste in an isolated area, after it becomes non-functional/un-repairable to prevent its accidental breakage
10 Points to consider while dealing with your E-Waste
The product should not be opened or dismantled by the User himself/herself, but only by authorized service personnel.
The product is not meant for re-sale to any unauthorized agencies/scrap dealer
The product is not meant for mixing into the household waste stream
Do not keep any replaced spare part(s) from the product in exposed area
This initiative is a step toward our commitment to a cleaner and greener earth
This move is one of the ways to show that we are concerned and thus we request all our customers to join this movement to make it successful by way of contributing their end-of-life product
For more information about e-waste please visit: www.reteck.co
For any assistance/guidance for the disposal of e-waste, please call on toll-free number: 1800-212-8783
Products offered for recycling are not eligible for exchange offers
The service is available as per conditions applicable in the respective area by recyclers.