E-waste management - Nothing (India)
Essentially Nothing Private Limited (Nothing) has joined a CPCB authorised Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) Karo Sambhav Private Limited (Authorisation No.: B-29016(6)/PRO/18/WM-III dated 29-08-2018) to fulfil its Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) compliance. For more information on our PRO, please visit www.karosambhav.com.
At Nothing, we are committed to responsible recycling of our end-of-life products and urge all our customers to join our cohesive e-waste movement.
What is e-waste?
As per the E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, 'E-waste' means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes.
Electronics such as mobile phones, TVs, laptops, printers, fax machines or even their parts, which have reached the end of their useful life are called “E-Waste”. If not recycled in an environmentally sound way, e-waste poses a range of environmental risks.
Where and how can you learn more about your E-Waste?
For any queries related to e-waste management, please reach out to Karo Sambhav at email@example.com. You can also call Karo Sambhav’s toll-free number at 1800 2121 434.
Important Do’s & Don’ts
- Always look for information on the catalogue with your product for end-of-life equipment handling.
- As our valued customer, we encourage you to channelize your e-waste only through the collection channels set up by Karo Sambhav.
- Always call at our toll-free number to dispose products that have reached their end-of life
- Always drop your used electronic products, batteries, or any accessories when they reach the end of their life at your nearest authorized E-Waste Collection Centres/Points.
- Do not dismantle your electronic products on your own. Improper dismantling or recycling of e-waste is harmful to health and environment.
- Do not throw electronics in bins having “Do not Dispose” sign.
- Do not give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers.
- Do not dispose your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.
Collection Channels of Karo Sambhav
The PRO is setting up channels for collection of e-waste across India. The collected e-waste is channelized by the PRO through its Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) to authorized recyclers.
Karo Sambhav’s overall collection scheme focuses on the below programmes:
Bulk Consumer Programme
The objective of the Bulk Consumer Programme is to provide a responsible E-waste management solution to bulk consumers in India. The Programme serves the E-waste management needs of offices, government institutions, schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, retailers, banks or any other organizations.
Waste Collector Programme
The waste collector programme focuses on formalizing the waste pickers and aggregators. By being a part of the programme, waste pickers and waste aggregators become a collection channel of the PRO and bring transparency to their processes.
Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) Programme
The objective of the Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) Programme is to establish collection channels and provide a responsible E-waste management solution to the individual consumers in urban areas of India.
The Programme serves the E-waste management needs of Residents of Apartment Complexes and Residential Welfare Associations, wherein collection drives are held, and consumers are educated on issues related to e-waste.
1.1. Collection Centres Network
Karo Sambhav is setting-up collection centres across India to enable the collection, storage and movement of the e-waste from across the country.
These collection centres enable collection from formalized Waste Collectors and Aggregators, Bulk Consumers, RWAs and multiple other collection channels created by Karo Sambhav.
1.2. Collection Points Network
In addition to the Collection Centres, the PRO has set up collection points across the country. Individual consumers can dispose-off their E-waste at no charge for recycling their products. To access the list of collection centres and collection points, please visit the link Collection Centres and Points.