The environmental problems arising out of e-Waste disposal are three fold. First, e-waste covers a significant amount of space in already crowded landfills and stays intact for years. E-Wastes are not biodegradable. Second, simply discarding e-waste can emerge as a waste of huge resources that can be reused. Thirdly, discarded computers, mobile phones, gadgets and other equipment contain many toxic materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, brominated flame retardants etc.
The 3R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle – Cut down your e-Waste generation. Reuse still functioning electronic equipment by donating or selling them to others. Implement safe recycling of e-Waste through sustainable methods.
E-WASTE & ITS EFFECTS
Electronic waste or e-waste is described as discarded electrical or electronic devices, being hazardous to human health and environment, destined to be reused, recycled or disposed of completely.
High-value contents and data stored in tapes, hard disks and other storage devices are destroyed, involving process or processes completely, so that they can’t be accessed or uses further.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations demands from the producers of products, designated under provincial regulations to provide a recycling program that can be accessible to consumers of the products.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy ensures that the producers of the products of a country, designated under provincial regulations are given a significant responsibility whether that is financial or physical for the treatment and disposal of waste generated by them. It allocates required funding for the safe and careful management of the waste products at their end-of-life, preventing the waste materials from going into our landﬁlls and waterways.
The practice of EPR Plan e-Waste is growing up, specifically in IT industry. More and more number of companies are serious about their responsibility for the environmental impacts of the products they manufacture, supply and export or import– from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling.
At Virogreen, We provide complete solutions to our clients starting from the planning, implementation, and target achievement of EPR to filling of the return of compliance with the regulatory authority.