What is e-waste?
E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Mobile Phones, Smart Phones, Feature phone, I Phones, Air Conditioners, Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Computers, VCDs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.
E-waste has been one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. While e-waste contains valuable materials such as aluminum, copper, gold, palladium and silver, it also contains harmful substances like cadmium, lead and mercury. In the absence of proper awareness, disposing e-waste in landfill can result in toxic emissions to the air, water and soil and pose a serious health and environmental hazards.
E-waste (Management) Rules
Under the guidelines of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 as amended by E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018 have been notified. OPPO Mobiles stands committed to implement E-Waste Rules.
OPPO Mobiles understand there is a 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 discarded products is vital if we are to save resources and minimize landfill.
OPPO Mobiles understands its responsibility and has tied-up with the leading and 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. For any queries related to e-waste management, please reach out to Karo Sambhav at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
● As our valued customer, we encourage you to channelise your e-waste only through the collection channels set up by Karo Sambhav.
● Always call at our toll-free No’s to Dispose products that have reached 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.
If you are a bulk consumer, please reach out to our Karo Sambhav at email@example.com for responsible management of your e-waste or call Karo Sambhav’s toll-free number 18002121434.
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, and in order to increase the State coverage, 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.
The list of collection centres and collection points is given below: