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Nurturing the Future

SMART WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Our ‘Sustainable Earth’ commitment : 
    ‘Sustainable earth’ embodies FRIENDS’s outlook towards the solution for society business, through which we aim to solve the issues facing society by maximizing the benefits of information and communication technology. FRIENDS Considers environmental management activities to the utmost and contribute to the prevention and solution of various environmental problems. We analyze mass balance in the Establishment’s business operations and use it to develop measures to reduce its impact on the environment. FRIENDS applies the effort in the provision of ‘’solution for society’’, to create a safe, secure, efficient and fair society where people lead the prosperous lives. The continuous improvements in our products & solutions establish a sustainable lifestyle base by utilizing limited resources effectively and taking measures to prevent damage to the global environment in order to live in harmony with the earth. FRIENDS provides support in elucidating casual factors and in formulating countermeasures for various environmental problems in order to realize a sustainable society in harmonious coexistence with the earth.  
  • FRIENDS waste Collection programme  
    FRIENDS complies with the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 and E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2017. As part of Extended Producers’ Responsibility, FRIENDS has set up a collection mechanism to channelize and dispose e-waste. 
  • Collection and storage of E-waste  
    FRIENDS has partnered with Z ENVIRO INDUSTIRS PVT. LTD., Recycler registered with AP State Pollution Control Board for the environmentally safe and sound management recycling for all of our e-waste.  
    It is part of the agreement that Z ENVIRO INDUSTIRS PVT. LTD., Recycler collects e-waste from the collection centers and carry them to their plant in environmentally safe and sound manner in order to recycle/dismantle the same.  
    Z ENVIRO INDUSTIRS PVT. LTD., Recycler have all the authorization related to e-waste dismantling and recycling from TSPCB/CPCB and having all connects related to air/water/hazardous waste. Their Authorized Capacity – 1000 MTA for E-waste and 650 MTA for Cables.  
    Also we have partnered with Logistics Company EMIRATES Logistics India Pvt. Ltd. for collection of e-waste.  
    As per the agreement, environmentally safe, sound transportation and handling of all our e-waste collected from collection centre will be done by Logistics partner.  
    As per the agreement with EMIRATES Logistics India Pvt. Ltd., if any customer wants to handover their old product they can reach out to us on our Toll free no. +91 18002700268 and register themselves.  
    Once registered, request for the pick-up will transfer to our Logistics Partner.  
    During the collection of the e-waste, Customer will be provided with the receipt with the product description that can be used to gain the benefits of our e-waste policies/ Schemes.

Do's & Don'ts

Do’s:-
1.Always look for the information on the catalogue with your product for end of life equipment handling.
2.All the electrical and electronic products are required to be handed over only to the authorized dealers
3.Keep the product in the isolated area, after it becomes non- functional/ unrepairable as to prevent its accidental breakage
4.If unwanted electronic equipment still work or can be repaired then consider donating them.

Don’ts:-
1.Do not dispose the product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches to landfill.
2.Don’t sell or give the discarded hardware to any trash dealer
3.Do not mix the products into household waste stream
4.The product should not be opened by user himself/herself, but only by authorized service personnel.

Damages and consequences caused by E-waste

Electronic components contain plethora of toxic materials in varying degrees that contribute directly to a disrupted ecosystem. The dangerous traces of methyl, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, Lead, Barium and Polybrominated Flame Retardants then seep into the soil, polluting the groundwater. If thrown in an inferno, the burnt cadmium along with other toxic substances can very well pollute the air. Many of the chemical compounds present in the electronics are cancerous in nature.

While burning the components is a major part of it, the polluted air isn’t just caused by them. In fact, just throwing them into the trash can lead to the poor air quality.

Improper disposal of waste will also cause harm to animals & marine ecosystem since they rely on the environment to survive. High levels of certain minerals and metals can also stunt or kill plants, disturbing the local ecosphere dramatically
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A Process of collection, dismental & recycle of E-waste
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