E-Waste

Electronic waste (e-waste, in short) describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Don't throw away your electronic waste into your dustbin as it may contain contaminants such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants that are dangerous and may cause serious health problems. Do you have old (and unused) Cathode Ray Tubesmonitors (CRT) at your home? Well, they are considered one of the hardest types to recycle. Some computer components can be reused in assembling new computer products, while others are reduced to metals that can be reused in applications as varied as construction, flatware, and jewelry.


You can use Green Gene bin to throw your electronic waste.

Components of E-waste

Impact of E-Waste on Environment

Electronic wastes can cause widespread environmental damage due to the use of toxic materials in the manufacture of electronic goods. E-waste tends to be highly toxic to humans, plants, and animals, and has been known to contaminate water, air and land. Improper disposal or recycling of e-waste releases toxic substance like lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc, and brominates flame-retardants.
Components of a Computer Key Toxic Constituents
Printed Circuit Board Lead and Cadmium
Cathode Ray Tubes Lead Oxide and Cadmium
Switches and Flat Screen Monitors Mercury
Computer Batteries Cadmium
Capacitors and Transformers Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Printed Circuit Boards, Plastic Casing Cable Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs)
Computer Batteries Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)

What you should do?

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Reduce

We encourage minimization of wastes produced by any of our processes especially those which produce harmful by products. We believe this to be first step in being environment friendly.

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Re-use

Reusing available resources is another mean of being an environment conscious corporate.

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Recycle

Being able to recycle forms a big part of being capable of environmental assurance, save energy and conserve the environment.

E-waste collected under the Green Gene Campaign, in 2010
E-waste Details Weight (in Kg)
Plastic 4009.6
PCB 434.9
Green PCB 320
Yellow PCB 262
MS 2338.7
Cable 851
Copper 1109.3
Speakers 224.4
Toner 29
CDs and Cassetes 202
Aluminium 268
Hand watches 156.3
Mixed items 644.6
Keyboards 21.5
Shell 361.4
Chargers 680.5
Tube 1227.8
Battery 431.7
Garbage 460

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