At Acer India, we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that we do business in such a manner that it enriches our environment and planet.
That’s why we make sure that we deliver innovative and ecofriendly electronic products to our consumers. We are committed to product stewardship through the life cycle of our electronics, and ensure compliance with e-waste rules in India.
Consequences of Improper E-Waste Handling & Recycling
E-waste when disposed off or recycled improperly, can cause severe environmental pollution and adversely affect the human body as they contain excess of toxic chemicals like mercury, polybrominated flame retardants, barium, lithium and PVC. The common process of burning of e-waste in informal e-waste recycling and disposal facilities releases toxic gases into the atmosphere, causing severe air pollution. Besides that, poor recycling and improper disposal of e-waste leads to a lot of pollutants such as heavy metals like cadmium, lead and persistent organic pollutants to be released into the atmosphere, which further pollutes the eco-system and causes health hazards.
Alternately the practice of dumping of e-waste into landfills as followed by the informal e-waste recycling and disposal facilities eventually makes the hazardous and toxic components of e-waste seep into the eco-system including the regional water tables, causing soil pollution and contaminating the water table. Such contamination will affect nearby communities in an adverse manner for much longer time.
Acer India’s Recycling Program
As an environmentally responsible organization and being committed to ensuring compliance with the new India E-Waste Management and Handling Rules 2011, we have partnered directly with Exigo Recycling Pvt Ltd who is authorized by the State Pollution Boards & Govt. of India to safely Collect, Transport, Dismantle, Segregate & Dispose E waste.