We at Haier in our continuous efforts of making a future better adopted eco-friendly practices and procedures.
We acting towards our social, moral and statutory responsibility towards the environment and sustainable development
have pledged to recycle electronic items, such as TV/LED/LCD, refrigerator, washing machine, etc. that are no longer useful.
Haier is stepping towards leading a more conservation and optimization of resources and thereby making environment safer.
We request you to donate or utilize take back scheme for your electronic good when it reaches its end-of-life, so that it can
be reuse -recycle and reinvent.
"Hazard of e waste on environment and Human Health :-
The informal method of recycling extends health hazards. Primary and secondary exposure to toxic metals, such as lead,
results in diseases like Heart, Liver, Lung & Spleen Damage. Open-air burning of electronic waste, used to retrieve valuable
components such as gold, not only causes damages to environment but also to human health. Incineration from burning e-waste creates fine
particulate matter, which is linked to heart and respiratory disease. However the above said is only example and the informal way to recycle
causes numerous health hazards. During such informal recycling no caution or care are kept to either secure the environment or human health.
The informal method of recycling extended environment hazards too. For example when different e-waste is burnt to extract metals from it, toxic
chemicals are released in to the air, damaging the atmosphere. Such informal ways creates noise, water and air pollution.
"Why proper handling and management of e-waste :-
The electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) have valuable materials and hazardous/toxics substances in their components. The electronic
products and electrical equipment after their useful life may not cause any harm if it is stored safely in households/stores. However, if the E-waste
is opened-up and attempts are made for retrieval of useful components or material in an un-scientific manner or if the material is disposed in open,
then it may cause health risks and damage to environment. E-waste can be considered as a resource that contains useful material of economic
benefit for recovery of plastics, iron, glass, aluminum, copper and precious metals such as silver, gold, platinum, and palladium and lead, cadmium,
mercury etc. However, at the same time presence of heavy metals (As, Cd, Hg, Pb etc.) and other toxic substances such as polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), etched chemicals, etc. may pose risk to health and environment during handling and recovery operations. E-waste is a problem
of increasing proportions especially when crude methods are adopted for recovery of useful components from E-waste.
Thus, there is a need to encourage OUR SELF for recycling of all useful and valuable material from e-waste so as to conserve the ever depleting
natural resources. Electronic component are increasingly made from recycled materials, for example for making new LCDs, more than 50% of
indium is sourced by recycling used LCDs. The E-waste thus presents a scenario of urban mining for recovery of ferrous/non-ferrous/ rare earth
metal and precious metal in addition to plastics and glass. However, presence of hazardous and toxic substances in the component of e-waste
necessitates environmentally sound management of e-waste including collection and recycling/treatment in an environmentally sound manner.
"Management and Effect on sustainable future:-
Sustainable development as defined by Brundtland Commission is "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
The e-waste since a long time had been seen as an easy and cheapest source of metals. However due to lack of proper consideration for such
source of metals as well as proper methods of recycling in India, we sent our e-waste to the improper channel/scrap vendor and thereby participated
in degrading the environment. Moreover, through this improper method of extraction of metals we till date had wasted approximately 40% of the
precious metals and simultaneously caused damage to our environment. If we opt the proper way to extract metals through proper channel of
recycling then we can achieve approximately 90% of extraction rate of our metals as well as a better way to save our environment. However, if today
while selling off our material to improper channel we will not think about our sustainable future then it is for sure that the coming generations will be
facing crisis of the metals.
a) consumers shall ensure that there end of life product/e-waste is channelized through collection center or dealer of authorized producer or
dismantler or recycler or through the designated take back serviceprovider of the producer to authorized dismantler or recycler;
b) consumers shall ensure that such end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment are not admixed with e-waste containing radioactive material;
Electronic Waste Recycling:
• Handover/Donate/Give the discarded Electronic Equipment's only at the authorized collection centers.
• Drop the discarded Electronic Equipment's only in the bins meant for the Electronic Waste.
• Ask the retailer about the Take Back schemes.
• Consult the authorized service center as to whether the Electronic Equipment can be repaired or not, before discarding the same.
• Tell your neighbors and other persons about the hazards of improper disposal or handling or improper recycling of the Electronic Waste.
• If the unwanted Electronic Equipment still work or can be repaired then consider donating them.
• To minimize our impact on the earth and to protect the environment for future generations return your discarded Electronic
Equipment's here for safe recycling :
• Don't dump the discarded Electronic Equipment's in open or in any Land Fill Site as the same will result in contaminating the Soil and he ground water.
• Don't dispose of the discarded Electronic Equipment's in household bins or Municipal Bins.
• Don't sell or give your discarded Electronic Equipment's to any Trash Dealer or Kabadiwala/unauthorized vendor.
• Don't try to open up the product by yourself for repair or other purposes.
• Don't mix the electronic waste into household waste stream.
• Don't keep any replaced spare part(s) from the product in exposed area. Always handover such article to service personal so that same can be recycled.
Haier Appliances (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Building No. 1, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi -110020be recycled.
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E WASTE TOXIC COMPONENT & THEIR DAMAGE TO HUMAN HEALTH
Lung & Spleen
Without safe recycling, most of these toxic components will end in land ﬁll-poisioning soil and water.