Overview

E- Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 were notified in 2011 and had come into effect since 1st May, 2012. Intex Technologies (I) was one of the first Manufacturers / Producer who has effectively implemented E-Waste Rules and very responsibly managed all aspects as per the set rules. We also kept on making regular upgrades to comply all perspective of environmental conservation through partner association for handling and management of electronic and electrical waste, in no ways ending at landfill.

Now, as per the new guidelines, MoEF& CC, Government of India in supersession of E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 has notified the E-Waste(Management) Rules, 2016 vide G.S.R. 338(E) dated 23.03.2016 which has now been effective from 1st October’2017. These rules are applicable to every producer, consumer or bulk consumer, collection centre, dismantler and recycler of e-waste involved in the manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment or components specified in Schedule – I of the Rules.

Two categories of electrical and electronic equipment namely (i) IT and Telecommunication Equipment and (ii.) Consumer Electricals and Electronics such as TVs, Washing Machines, Refrigerators Air Conditioners including fluorescent and other mercury containing lamps are covered under these Rules. The main feature, of these rules, is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Target based approach for implementation of EPR has been adopted in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2017, which stipulate phase wise collection target to producers for the collection of e-waste, either in number or weight for respective category, which shall be 10% for 2017-18 to be calculated and notified henceforth by Central Pollution Control Board. Also, the new targets are to be calculated on the periodic sale as per category under the Life-Cycle fulfilment of each category. And, hence a 10% on target on each following year.

But will sheer pro-activeness and continued guidance from the management, we at Intex, within no-time, have updated our systems and processes as per the new mandate of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2017, which includes specific guidelines for extended producer responsibility, channelisation, collection centres, storage, transportation, environmentally sound dismantling and recycling, refurbishment, and random sampling of EEE for testing of RoHS parameters.

Milestone

Progressive innovation and uncompromised quality have long served as the foundation for Intex and its pillars of success. Having earned unparalleled trust in the industry, today Intex is known for its products in more than 70 countries worldwide.


Birth of Intex

Intex Technologies (India) Ltd., sets out on its journey in 1996, to eventually establish itself as a major player in India in mobile handset, consumer durables and IT accessories.

Gets ISO certified

Intex earns the distinguished acclaim of becoming an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

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Launches Asia's first smartphone

Intex earns to its credit to becoming the first mobile brand to launch Cloud FX (India's lowest priced smartphone and Asia's first Smartphone) on Mozilla platform.

Opens R&D in China

China is added to Intex's map, because of its advantage of being well-equipped with modern equipments and a highly qualified and experienced team.

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Enters into mobiles

Intex Technologies flags off its mobile phone business.

Portfolio increases to 15 products

Intex expands its business portfolio to consumer electronics, offering products such as DVD players, LED/ LCD TVs, induction cookers and home theatre solutions.

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Builds a strong network

Intex's distribution network reaches 1100+ distributors and over 80,000 retail partners pan India.

Reaches 2000 employees

Consistent credibility, experience and innovation help Intex acquire an invaluable asset of more than 2000 employees.

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Increases Production Capacity

Yearly manufacturing capabilities reaches 2 Million multimedia Speaker, 2.5 Million Mobile Handsets, 5 Million Mobile Batteries and Chargers.

Turnover increases to 20,000 million

Intex delivers a turnover of more than Rs 20,000 million (2000 crore) in FY 13-14. The company has clocks a phenomenal growth of 100% in its overall turnover in FY 13-14 over the previous year.

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Consequences

Improper handling, accidental breakage damage and improper recycling of the end of life product has the following consequences: If batteries are not properly disposed of, it can cause harm to human health or the environment. Placing of batteries or devices on or in heating devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators and improper disposal of batteries may lead to explosion. If the battery terminals are in contact with metal objects, it may cause a fire.

Waste Collection

Intex Technologies (I) Ltd, has solely developed an internal standard procedure of collection and proper recycling of e-waste abiding all aspects of the new rules. Now, for collection we have made an Internal Training Module to have create/spread awareness across all internal and external consumers and even to our vendors / partners.

We also have collectively developed the PAN-India collection mechanism along with two very efficient partners of recycling in India, i.e. 3R Recycler and Exigo Recycling. Both the partners have been given clear mandates for respective states as per our internal process and are also are responsible for end-to-end recycling of all collected and handed-over electronic and electric waste (e-waste).

Any of your electronics sold by us on reaching its specified end-of-life timeline, as per the Product Catalogue / Product Information Docket please drop in an email or call the mentioned.

Intex Technologies (I) Ltd.Authorised E-Waste Recycler
Customer Contact Number – +91 98730 11601
E-mail ID – arijit.das@intex.in
Website – www.intex.in
TollFree No – 1800 102 8632
Mobile No. - +91 98730 11601
E-mail ID – arijit.das@intex.in
Website –www.3rrecycler.com

Collection Points

Intex Technologies (I) Ltd, has been committed to effective collection of all e-waste from PAN-India location and has been managing all collection centres solely. We have been assigning the recycler responsible for that region as empanelled by us to collect the cumulative load within 190 days from it been deposited by the consumer.

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Do's and Dont's

Do's:

  1. Please check for the life-cycle of your product on the Product Information Booklet.
  2. Please speak on the mentioned Toll-Free Number for any query about your product.
  3. Please hand-over e-waste only at the designated collection centre of the Brand.
  4. Please make sure you earn incentive from the brand on handing-over e-waste the correct way.
  5. Please accumulate all unused electronic and electrical items only to be handed-over to the Brand or Registered Recycler.
  6. Please acknowledge buy-back and exchange program from the Brand.
  7. Please drop your scrap electronic parts, handed-back to you after replacement with the new part, at the e-waste drop box in the service centre.
  8. Please register that as an individual we all have Individual Responsibility towards the conservation of our environment.

Dont's:

  1. Please do not throw any electronics (including batteries) into garbage bin.
  2. Please do not sell e-waste to scrap dealers or unauthorised agents for little/some cash.
  3. Please do not dispose of e-waste in landfill or in pits as an ill-treasure for your next generation
  4. Please do not open unused electronics without expert supervision, as it can be hazardous.
  5. Please do not cut-open parts or components without brand representative’s supervision

Health Effects

When we throw out our electronics, they wind up in Landfill causing the possibility of toxic metal leaching into the groundwater. Toxic metals in e-waste leach into our supply of resources, threatening their integrity. When e-waste is openly heated which is a rudimentary process by the un-registered user or scrap dealers, toxic chemicals are released into the air, damaging the atmosphere and posing a serious threat to health and existing life.

E-Waste management is a critical consideration for future generations as proper e-waste recycling is becoming hard to find, with very less efficient recyclers in the business.

E-Waste is not a problem going away soon. In fact with the alarming rise in the use of electronics and electrical products the volume is only going to rise. As per a study by ASSOCAM, it is said to be growing at a rate of 33% cumulative every year. With all the produce and dump which happens in India, it is said to have a 500% increase in e-waste over the next decade.

It is crucial to know effects of e-waste on the environment, and make a collective effort to build awareness and systems to curb all its ill positioning for our existing and future generation.

To know more please call on +91 98730 11601 and be a Green Volunteer. We have special privilege for enrolled ITIL Green Volunteers.

FAQs

1. What is E-waste?
Any electronic and electrical product or equipment which has been out of use due to a technical flaw, upgradation of technology or unforeseen damage, can be termed as e-waste.
2. What is EPR
This has been implemented in India for the first time, as per the new E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016, where Extended Producer Responsibility has been bestowed upon the Manufactures, basically companies producing or marketing electronics and electrical items under the respective brand name. Hence, the responsibility is on them to ensure the take-back from the consumer, after it’s end of life as described in the Rules to ensure proper management and disposition with a note to protect the environment.
3. How am I being a consumer coved under the new E-Waste Management Rules 2016
Each stakeholder has a separate responsibility as per the E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016, the manufacture, the bulk consumer / Consumer, recycler etc. Now, that Bulk Consumers are enterprise or house of business which uses electronics in bulk for their course of business and hence is also under the rules to ensure compliance, till date for individual consumers there is no such compliance but as a key stakeholder, an individual should support the entire eco-system to ensure protection of the environment. And, is always recommended to encourage group, children, family, friends etc not to dispose e-waste in landfill or hand-over to scrap dealers or unauthorised vendors.
4. Why is it important to handle e-waste correctly
E-Waste can pose serious health concerns if not handled properly, metals used in an electronic or electrical product contains hazardous elements like mercury, lead, cobalt etc. If these materials come in contact with your health, in any form through air or water, can be life threatening. And, it is mandatory for all of us to hand-over or dispose e-waste through authorised recyclers or management companies only.
5. Where are the collection centers located to drop e-waste
We have a detailed list of locations mentioned under the Collection Center tab as you can refer on our website,
E-Waste Management > Collection Center
6. What is the incentive for handling over e-waste to Intex
Intex has an excellent and one of the best incentive program in the industry. If you connect to deposit your e-waste with us through the mentioned contact details, you will be rest assured to receive freebies, vouchers, and hopefully privileged discount on brand products.
Terms & Conditions Apply:

  • Hazardous Waste won’t be collected
  • Only E-Waste to be acknowledged
  • Product should be radiation free
  • Product shouldn’t pose any hazard to handler or collector etc

7. Is the Green Volunteer Program only for schools or colleges, or any individual can enrol?
It is open to all individual, anyone without Indian Citizenship but in the country for over three years can also apply.

RoHS Compliance

RoHS stands for Reduction in Hazardous Substance, which is a mandate by the regulatory enforcement, which will have pre-requisite for the Producer or Manufacturer of the Brand be strictly complying.This is purely to structure the usage of hazardous elements in any electronic or electrical product, basically to eliminate any threat to health and life using them. The term is purely used to understand the effect of components in the product on the environment. The technical documents (supplier declaration- description of the product, document for materials, parts, and/or sub-assemblies and analytical test result) as an evidence that the reduction of hazardous substance (RoHS) provisions are complied by the product based on standard EN 50581 of EU.

The objective self-declaration is attached henceforth. (basically the uploaded the reports will come below the mentioned)

RoHS UNDERTAKING 15.05.2017

RoHS UNDERTAKING 09.12.2016

RoHS UNDERTAKING 15.11.2016