Govt. of India vide notification dated May 12, 2011 has announced E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 (“Rules”). For more details visit http://moef.nic.in/ . According to these Rules, the consumer also now has a legal responsibility to dispose of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (popularly known as “WEEE”) in the prescribed manner and not by just throwing it into an ordinary dustbin or giving / selling it to any local scrap dealer. Proper disposal of E-Waste will help in reducing environmental pollution.
What is E-waste?
'E-waste' means waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). For more details, you can refer to Schedule-1 of E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 available on http://moef.nic.in/
How E-waste needs to be managed?
The Rules talk about Environmentally Sound Management of E-Waste which implies taking all steps required to ensure that e-waste is managed in a manner which shall protect health and environment against any adverse effects, which may result from hazardous substance contained in such wastes.
E-waste is considered dangerous, as some electronic products contain materials that are hazardous in nature, depending on their condition and density. If they are not properly disposed of, they can seep lead and other harmful substances into soil and groundwater.
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Inappropriate disposal may be harmful. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
For more details on how to dispose of your Manzana products at the end of life or for nearby location of ‘WEEE’ Collection Point, Call our helpline no. 022 672505 75/76, or address your query to firstname.lastname@example.org .