At OPPO Mobiles India Private Limited (Oppo India), we recognise that our responsibility does not end once products are sold to the consumers but it also include their safe disposal in environment friendly manner. Following this philosophy and in compliance with the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2016, we have developed a procedure for collecting and proper recycling of e-waste.
As a part of this initiative, we have developed a pan-India collection mechanism along with our Producer Responsibility Organisations (PROs). These PROs have been given a clear mandate to collect e-waste from respective states as per applicable processes and to channel it to authorised dismantlers and recyclers for environmentally sound recycling as required by the Rules.
In order to promote and encourage electronic waste recycling, we would advise consumers to deposit your electronic equipment’s and accessories at any of our collection centers at the link provided below.
In order to facilitate further to our esteemed consumers, for any e-waste related to our products, you can drop an email or call at the number mentioned below of our Authorised PRO.
OPPO Mobiles India Private Limited is committed to the effective collection of all e-waste from all its pan-India locations and has been managing the collection of e-waste using the collection centres.
1. Please call the Toll-Free Number of PRO/Collection centres for any query about take-backs or recycling your product.
2. Please hand over e-waste only at the designated collection centre of the Company.
3. Please accumulate all unused electronic and electrical items, and hand them over only to the Registered Recycler as per the link provided above.
4. Please recognise that you, as an individual, are also responsible for conserving our environment.
5. Please backup your data and erase it before submitting the products as e-waste. The Company/PRO will not have any obligation in this regard
1. Please do not throw any electronics (including batteries) into a garbage bin. It must be submitted to the stated collection centres.
2. Please do not sell e-waste to scrap dealers or unauthorised agents for cash.
3. Please do not dispose of e-waste in landfills or pits.
4. Please do not open unused electronics without expert supervision, as it can be hazardous.
1. What is E-waste?
Any electronic and electrical product or equipment that has been out of use due to a technical flaw, up-gradation of technology or unforeseen damage can be termed e-waste.
2. What is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)?
Extended Producer Responsibility has been introduced in India through the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2016. Under EPR, Manufacturers (defined as companies producing or marketing electronics and electrical items under their respective brand names) now have a responsibility to ensure the take-back of e-waste from their customers after its end-of-life, to ensure its proper management and disposal and to protect the environment.
3. How am I, as a consumer, covered under the new E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2016?
Each stakeholder has a separate responsibility as per the E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016, including the manufacturer, the bulk consumer / Consumer, the recycler etc. Bulk Consumers are enterprises or businesses which use electronics in bulk in the course of conducting their business. To date, there is no compliance required on the part of individual consumers. Still, as a critical stakeholder, an individual should support the entire e-waste management ecosystem to ensure the protection of the environment. We would also encourage groups, children, family, friends etc., not to dispose of e-waste in landfills or hand over e-waste to scrap dealers or unauthorised vendors.
4. Why is it essential to handle e-waste correctly?
E-Waste can pose serious health concerns if not handled properly. Materials in an electronic or electrical product contain hazardous elements like mercury, lead, cobalt etc. If these materials come in contact with you in any form, like air or water, they can be life-threatening. We must only hand over or dispose of e-waste through authorised recyclers or e-waste management companies
5. Where are the collection centres located to drop the e-waste
We have a detailed list of locations mentioned under the Collection Centre tab, which you can refer to on our website.
As part of restricting harmful substances from our products, all OPPO India products conform to the strict requirements of Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, also known as the RoHS Directive.