On the occasion of World Environment Day, itel mobile wants to spread more awareness regarding global e waste and inspire positive environmental impacts around us leading to a more sustainable world for everyone. Leading this charge, itel has a very efficient recycling program that partners with organisations complying with the applicable laws related to e-waste management and required processing facilities.
E-Waste is a popular term for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life”;. Telephones, cordless phones, air conditioners, televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, mobile phones, computers, copiers and tons of electronics are common electronic equipment. People prefer to throw away as garbage, even when many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled properly.
With the huge increase in the demand and production of a variety of electronic devices, waste generated by them has become one of the fastest-growing waste streams in developing countries all over the world. While the heavy metals such as aluminium, copper, gold, palladium and silver it contains toxic materials like cadmium, lead and mercury.
In the absence of proper awareness, disposing of e-waste in landfill can result in toxic emissions to the nearby environment, adversely affecting the air, water and soil quality while posing serious health and environmental issues. They ensure environmentally sound management of electronics that have reached their end of life phase with straightforward, transparent and sustainable ways to electronic recycling and waste recycling of electronic assets.
To better understand the path to responsible waste management, here are some practices you should follow to ensure the safe disposal of your e-waste, along with other actions that you should avoid.
- Follow the instructions for the proper handling of end-of-life equipment in our catalogues
- Make sure that your electronic products are recycled only by authorised recyclers/dismantlers
- Consult your nearest itel Collection Point for disposing products that have reached end-of-life
- Drop-off used Mobile Phones, batteries or any accessories at the nearest itel Collection Point
- Separate the packaging materials from the electronic products as per safe waste disposal options
- Protect the glass surface of any electronic product to avoid breakage
- Never dismantle your electronic products yourself
- Never dispose of electronic products in bins having ‘Do Not Dispose’ sign
- Never sell or give e-waste to informal and unorganised sectors like local scrap dealer/ rag pickers
- Never throw your electronic waste along with municipal waste as they end up reaching landfills
To create greater awareness about how we can start being more sustainable in our efforts to fight adverse environmental change. itel is proud to highlight that we successfully achieved our e-waste target in FY 2019-2020. By channelising 90 Tons of electronic waste to our authorised recyclers for eco-friendly recycling. This huge accomplishment is a result of us being active. Running e-waste awareness campaign in schools, colleges, RWAs, formal and informal sectors and for our employees at PAN India level.
itel also creates and posts regular awareness content on e-waste for our followers on social media platforms, further spreading good practices.
Together we can be the change that creates a better and greener world for all.
Collection Points/Drop Points:
You can find your nearest Collection Points/ Drop points: Collection Points and Drop
For any queries regarding the proper disposal and/or recycling of electronics,
consumers can contact the helpdesk (Toll free) at: 1800-102-5018
North India-1800-102-8632, South India -1800-843-3303, East India- 1800-843-3301, West India -1800-843-3302
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