The Information and Communication revolution has brought enormous changes in the way we organize our lives, our economies, industries, and institutions. These spectacular developments in modern times have undoubtedly enhanced the quality of our lives, but at the same time, have led to manifold problems including the problem of the massive amounts of hazardous waste and other waste generated from electric products. Such waste poses a serious threat to human health and the environment. The issue of proper management of such hazardous E-Waste is therefore critical to the protection of livelihood, health, and environment.
To deal with this ever-rising problem of E-Waste, the government of India, through its Ministry of Environment and forest, formulated the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules in 2016.
The Basel Convention defines wastes as-
“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”.
“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 electromagnetic fields to fully functional”.
Like hazardous waste, the problem of e-waste has become an immediate and long-term concern as its unregulated accumulation and recycling can lead to major environmental problems endangering human health. This calls for an urgent need for E-Waste Management so as to preserve the ecological balance and reduce landfills. Recycling end-of-life products is vital if we are to save resources and minimize waste.
As an environmentally responsible corporate organization, we hereby ensure environmentally safe and sound management of e-waste, so we BeethoSOL. have tied up with Reteck Envirotech Private Limited a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) who will support us in the channelization of E-waste from end customer to the dismantling/recycling premise and establishment of collection points.
I Way Logistics Services Private Limited, Professional Logistics Private Limited, and Bavish are the e-waste managing partners of our PRO for reverse logistics facility which will facilitate the collection of e-waste from the collection points and also support with door-to-door collection of e-waste in an environmentally safe and sound manner.
AS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS ORGANISATION, BeethoSOL HAS INITIATED VARIOUS ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE E-WASTE RECYCLING.
100% recycling and disposal through authorized recycler to avoid the adverse effects of EWaste.
Creation requires raw resources. But when we recycle, extant material is put to use. Recycling saves this extraction of the 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 a 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.