Overview

The new E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 have been notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India vide notification dt.23.03.2016 and shall come into force with effect from 1st Oct, 2016. According to these Rules, the Producer shall be responsible for channelization of waste electrical and electronic equipment (popularly known as "WEEE"). This will ensure that the e-waste is disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner and will address the leakage to the informal sector.

Phase wise collection targets have been set for Producers to collect e-waste (either in number or weight) and shall be 30% of the quantity of waste generation during first two 2 years of implementation of the Rules, 40% during 3rd & 4th year, 50% during 5th & 6th year and 70% from 7th year onwards.

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 has put in place a pan India collection mechanism to assist its customers in depositing their e-waste as per the new E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 effective from 1st October, 2016.

At the end-of-life of product, you can deposit your WEEE at:

Intex Technologies (India) Ltd. 3R Recycler (Authorised e-waste recycler)
Helpline No. – 0120 3881000 / 1860 108 5555
E-mail id – info@intex.in
Website – www.intex.in
Helpline No. – 1800 102 8632
E-mail id – info@3rrecycler.com
Website – www.3rrecycler.com

You can deposit the WEEE at the nearest Collection Point. Details of the location of Collection Points and Collection Centres are also available on this website.

INTEX assures all its customers that all its e-waste collected under these Rules will be recycled/ disposed of by an authorized e-waste Recycler as per the E-waste Management Rules, 2016.

Collection Points

Contact Details of Collection Points:

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Do's and Dont's

Do's:

  1. Always drop your used electronic products, batteries, and packaging materials after the end of their life at the nearest collection point.
  2. Separate the packaging material according to responsible waste disposal options and sorting for recycling.
  3. The battery can easily be removed from the product for recycling.

Dont's:

  1. Do not give the product to a Kabadi / Scrap dealer.
  2. Never dump e-waste in garbage bins.
  3. Do not dispose of your product at municipal waste bins.
  4. Do not throw used batteries into household waste.

FAQs

1. What is e-waste?
E-waste means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from manufacturing , refurbishment and repair processes.
2. What is end-of-life of product?
End-of-life of the product means the time when the product is intended to be discarded by the user.
3. How can you dispose of your e-waste?
You can deposit your e-waste at any of our Collection Points and Collection Centres mentioned on our website.
4. What can be deposited at the Collection Centre/ Point?
You can deposit the following at the Collection Centre/ Point:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Notebook computers
  • Notepad computers
  • Keyboards
  • Mouse
  • Speakers
  • Printers
  • Printer cartridges
  • Copying equipment
  • Electrical and electronic typewriters
  • User terminals and systems
  • Facsimile
  • Telex
  • Telephones
  • Pay telephones
  • Cordless telephones
  • Cellular telephones
  • Answering systems
  • TVs
  • Refrigerators
  • Washing Machines
  • Air conditioners

5. What is EPR (Extender Producer Responsibility)?
EPR means responsibility of any producer of electrical and electronic equipment, for channelization of e-waste to ensure environmentally sound management of such waste.