E Waste Management

What Is E-Waste?

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their useful life. Because technology advances at such a high rate, many electronic devices become “trash” after a few short years of use. In fact, whole categories of old electronic items contribute to e-waste such as VCRs being replaced by DVD players, and DVD players being replaced by blu-ray players. E-waste is created from anything electronic: computers, TVs, monitors, cell phones, PDAs, VCRs, CD players, fax machines, printers, etc.

Obsolete electronic devices are rapidly filling the landfills of the globe. Most electronics that are improperly thrown away contain some form of harmful materials such as beryllium, cadmium, mercury and lead. These materials might be trace elements, but when added up in volume, the threat to the environment is significant. Besides adding harmful elements to the environment, improper disposal of e-waste is a recycling opportunity lost. Almost all electronic waste contains some form of recyclable material, including plastic, glass and metals.

Baza Recycling Programme

At Baza (Baza Mobiles), we understand that our responsibility doesn't end at selling you, our products. We at Baza have adopted eco-friendly innovations and practices and are working towards safe disposal of electronic waste. Baza is integrating multiple innovations into its business processes for efficient use of resources to contribute to the noble cause of environment preservation for the greater good of the society at large. This thought is supported by our policy, as well the legislation passed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (called E-waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2016). Baza will seek shared responsibility and cooperation from customers in reducing the environmental impact of their products. The company will comply with all the applicable laws related to e-waste management Rules 2016 (as Amended).

As part of the e-waste recycling initiative, Baza has authorized - to collect, dismantle and dispose e-waste. Baza's vision is to look at e-waste not just as waste, but as an important resource that can be made useful – instead of shunning it as a social and environmental burden with their fully automated facility for e-waste recycling.

As part of this partnership with Baza, the company will ensure environmentally sound management of electronics that have reached their end of life phase. Baza has obtained all the necessary authorizations from the appropriate governmental agencies for their processing facilities. Baza ensures proper recycling and disposal of e-waste. This helps us protect the environment from any hazardous consequences, which would be otherwise caused by the inappropriate waste management of e-waste.

Dos
  • Follow the instructions for proper handling of end-of-life equipment in our catalogues
  • Make sure that your electronic products are recycled only by authorised recyclers/dismantlers
  • Consult your nearest Baza Collection Point for disposing products that have reached end-of-life
  • Drop-off used Mobile Phones, batteries or any accessories at the nearest Baza Collection Point
  • Separate the packaging materials from the electronic products as per safe waste disposal options
  • Protect the glass surface of any electronic product to avoid breakage
Don'ts
  • Never dismantle your electronic products yourself
  • Never dispose electronic products in bins having 'Do Not Dispose' sign
  • Never sell or give e-waste to informal and un-organised sectors like local scrap dealer/ rag pickers
  • Never throw your electronic waste along with municipal waste as they end up reaching landfills.

Life Cycle of our products

As defined under New E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 life cycle of our Feature Phone is 7 years and Smartphone is 5 Years.

Where to Recycle

To find your nearest Collection Point Click here

In case of any queries regarding the proper disposal and/or recycling of electronics, consumers can contact the helpdesk (Toll free) at: 1800-1030-140, or write on help@bazapay.com

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