E-waste Rules Regulations in India

E-waste Rules Regulations - 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, 2017 have been notified. 

Which consumer electronics are accepted by Spas Recycling for recycling under E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016?

As per e-waste rules regulations in India , Spas Recycling accepts products ranging from mobile phones, laptops, tablets, television, computer monitors, washing machines, air conditioner and refrigerators, for recycling.

 How does Spas Recycling ensure safe recycling of consumer electronics products and its components?

We are Govt. authorized recyclers who process the e-waste in a responsible manner and do not incinerate, do not send e-waste to solid landfill or do not export toxic waste. (Defined in a manner consistent with the definitions of hazardous waste)

 What are the negative effects of improper recycling and dismantling of old electrical & electronic items?

(i) If the material is not disposed of in a proper manner, then it may cause health risks and damage to the environment
(ii) Presence of heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, etc. and other toxic substances may pose risk to health and the environment.
(iii) Hazardous substance like mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) in LCD TV, lead in CRT, etc. can cause serious harm to the environment if directly exposed to the atmosphere.
(iv) Batteries contain hazardous elements which may affect health & the environment, if not disposed of properly.E-waste rules & regulations in india

How to safely handle the product while disposing of?

(i) Old defective product should be kept separately from other products.
(ii) Product should not be dropped in garbage bins containing municipal waste.
(iii) It should be handed over only to manufacturer or an authorized recycler for responsible recycling.
(iv) Product should not be handed over to any recycler who does not have proper recycling facilities or authorization from the government.

What are the health hazards and effects on the environment if the product is dismantled by the consumer themselves?

All electronic products are safe to use, but if consumer dismantles or breaks them, they might be exposed to health hazards due to the chemical substances present in the products, which further can pollute the environment.