e- Waste Management

e-Waste Management: A Process

'Eco Changes' represents UTM INDIA stance on environmental management and the commitment to continuously strive for the greener tomorrow through cutting-edge global environment technologies and the organization's unique strengths in manufacturing. We consider minimizing our negative impact on the environment as one of our top management priorities. Our business activities achieve this through technology and action. Supporting these efforts is a culture that encourages each UTM INDIA group employee to proactively instigate positive changes and create real improvements in products, systems and services and recycling. The continuous improvement of our products and services focuses on size and weight reduction, high performance, resource saving and energy efficiency. This is the line with the corporate statement, "Changes for the Better" which result reflects our perpetual drive to actively seek out and enact improvement. 'Eco Changes' also represents the efforts to join forces with customers to change the global environment for the better. Our ultimate aim is to improve the quality of people's live while making positive contributions to the environment.

Collection Storage and Disposal of E-WASTE

To facilitate & ease our Customers to dispose of E-WASTE products, Dealers / Distributors / Customers can get all details of company process on collection & disposal of E-WASTE product (i.e. Centralized data processing Mainframes, minicomputers, Personal Computing: personal Computer (Central Processing Unit with input and output devices), Personal Computing: Laptop Computers (Central Processing Unit with input and output devises), Personal Computing: Notebook Computers, Personal Computing: Notepad Computers, Printers including cartridges, Copying equipment, Electrical and Electronic typewriters, User terminals and systems, Facsimile, Telex, Telephones, Pay telephones, Cordless Telephones , Cellular telephones, Answering systems, on Company website https://www.sig.biz/in/company/who-we-are and / or Toll free number 1800-102-5679.


Process of collection, storage & recycling The company has tied-up with Govt. authorized E-WASTE recycler namely E-Waste Recyclers India for facilitating the customers on PAN India Basis to collect E-WASTE product of the company through TCI EXPRESS LIMITED.

SAFE AND SECURE CHANNELIZATION FLOW CHART OF E-WASTE

General Scheme of Collection

(UTM INDIA importer of . Centralized data processing Mainframes, minicomputers, Personal Computing: personal Computer (Central Processing Unit with input and output devices), Personal Computing: Laptop Computers (Central Processing Unit with input and output devises), Personal Computing: Notebook Computers, Personal Computing: Notepad Computers, Printers including cartridges, Copying equipment, Electrical and Electronic typewriters, User terminals and systems, Facsimile, Telex, Telephones, Pay telephones, Cordless Telephones , Cellular telephones, Answering systems, For any location within India for further storage & recycling, for this purpose, Customer shall follow the following process:


Place their request on Toll free number 1800-102-5679 to collect only UTM INDIA E-WASTE and against which a request id will be generated to Customer. The Company will not obliged and accede the request of any Customer for collection of other Companies supplier of above mentioned as E-WASTE.
  • After generating request id to collect E-Waste, same information will be shared to the company just for information only.
  • E-Waste Recyclers India shall arrange to collect the E-WASTE from the Customer designated location through its transporter (TCI Express Limited) within the schedule time.
  • After collection of e-waste from specified location, E-Waste Recyclers India shall store the E-WASTE at its local warehouse and consolidate all E-WASTE for dismantle at its main warehouse through a proper process & system.
  • The channelization of E-Waste will be done in safely and secure manner
  • After dismantling, E-Waste Recyclers India shall provide the certificate of Recycling & destruction to the Customer for their record.

Details of incentive scheme for returning of E-WASTE by consumers/bulk consumers

To keep high and persist the momentum of consumer for disposal of E-WASTE through proper system and further appreciate the initiatives of Consumer / Bulk Consumer to ensure environmentally sound management of E-WASTE, Company will provide a special offer as availability of offer with Company/Authorised Dealer whereby respective Customer shall get a special officer against purchase of UTM INDIA supplier of above mentioned products) from authorized Dealers / Distributors / resellers of Company by handing over the letter received from the Company. The Company shall provide the offer coupon in the following manner:


  • The Company on receipt of confirmation from E-WASTE recycler towards collection of E-WASTE from Customer location shall deliver the appreciation letter to customer with company incentive offer.
  • Customer can get location/ state/ area wise list of Authorized Dealer / Distributors by visiting our website https://www.sig.biz/in/company/who-we-are

In case the Customer intends to exchange the existing E-WASTE EEE (i.e. UTM INDIA supplier of above-mentioned products etc.) of company and wish to purchase the new above-mentioned products, he / she may get a special offer as per availability with company/our Authorised Dealers/Distributors.

Do's & Dont's of E-WASTE Recycling

Do’s

Don’ts

Give the discarded Electronic Equipment only at the authorized collection centers so that the same can be properly recycled

Don’t dump the discarded Electronic Equipment in open or in any Land Fill Site as the same will result in contaminating the  Soil and the ground water

Tell your neighbours and other persons about the hazards of improper disposal or handling or improper recycling of the Electronic Waste

Don’t dispose of the discarded Electronic Equipment in household bins, Municipal Bins or mix into household Waste stream.

Drop the discarded Electronic Equipment only in the bins meant for the Electronic Waste

Don’t sell or give your discarded Electronic Equipment to any Trash Dealer or Kabadiwala

Ask the retailer about the Take Back schemes

To minimize our impact on the earth and to protect the environment for future generations return your discarded Electronic Equipment here for safe recycling:

Consult the authorized service centre as to whether the Electronic Equipment can be repaired or not, before discarding the same

Recycling Electronic Equipment helps to save natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with improper handling/disposing the Electronic Waste

If the unwanted Electronic Equipment still work or can be repaired then consider donating them

The product should not be opened by the User himself/herself, but only by authorized service personnel.

Hazards of improper handling and/or improper recycling of electronic waste

Electronic equipment contains many hazardous metallic contaminants such as lead, cadmium, and beryllium and brominated flame-retardants. The improper handling and/or improper recycling of the Electronic Waste results in these hazardous metals/substances getting released into our eco and biological system, thereby leading to various health hazards.

The Hazardous contents in the electronic equipment include:
  • Lead
  • Brominated Flame Retardants
  • Chromium
  • Mercury
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Barium
  • Carbon Black
  • Phosphor

Without safe recycling, most of these toxic components will end up in land fill - poisoning the soil and water. Under the E-WASTE (Management) Rules, 2016, it is necessary for the E-WASTE to be properly channelized till the stage of its recycling and final disposal. Hence, it is imperative that the electrical and electronic equipment that are rendered useless on account of the end of its life or any accidental breakage or damage, is disposed of in a manner that is not detrimental to the conservation of the environment and does not cause any health hazard to any living beings. With a view to attain this objective, certain responsibilities have to be borne by all the concerned stakeholders including the producer, dealer, dismantler, recycler and also the consumer, involved in the production, use and disposal of the electronic equipment. Please be aware that you are a responsible consumer under the E-WASTE rules. Kindly take note of the symbol below which connotes that you should not dump any of the electrical and electronic equipment including air-conditioners in garbage bins, neither should you dispose of the same through any scrap dealers. There is need to encourage recycling of all useful and valuable material from E-waste so as to conserve the ever depleting natural resources. Recycling end-of-life products is vital if we are to save resources and minimize waste.

Negative consequences of improper disposal of E-WASTE product:

  • Oil & Gases which is present is some of E-WASTE like compressor and CRT causes environment pollution.

  • Toxic material present in E-WASTE get mixed with earth, air, water etc and causes health issues.

  • Burning of rubber & Plastic in open area causes air pollution.

  • Bad impact on human being, animal, and other animates.

  • Wastage of natural resources.

Distributors / customers are urged to strictly adhere to the guidelines as per E-WASTE rules as any failure or contravention will attract penal action under Environment (Protection) Act 1986, which provides for imprisonment up to 5 years or with fine up to Rs. 1 Lac or both. This initiative is the step towards 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 The E-WASTE product should be handed over only to authorized recycler for disposal. In this regard, UTM INDIA has tied-up with an authorized E-WASTE recycler namely , E-Waster Recyclers India for facilitating our customers on PAN India Basis to enable them to dispose of E-WASTE products after its end-of-life. Recycler have agreement with logistics service company name is TCI Express Limited.

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