E-Waste Management

What Is E-Waste?

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Mobile Phones and their accessories, Telephones, pay phones, cordless phones, Air Conditioners, Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Computers, VCDs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

E-waste has been one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. While e-waste contains valuable materials such as aluminum, copper, gold, palladium, and silver, it also contains harmful substances like cadmium, lead, and mercury. In the absence of proper awareness, disposing of e-waste in a landfill can result in toxic emissions to the air, water, and soil and pose a serious health and environmental hazards

Clout Recycling Programme

At Clout we understand that our responsibility doesn't end with selling you our products. Clout has been working in the area of safe disposal of electronic waste. Since mobiles and other electronic items are made of hazardous constituents under our e-waste policy as well the legislation passed by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEF& CC) Government of India, called E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, which comes into effect from 1st Oct 2016.

Clout will seek shared responsibility and cooperation from customers in reducing the environmental impact of their products. Clout will comply with all the applicable laws related to e-waste managementWaste (Management) Rules, 2016 in providing environmentally sound management of end of life electronics

Do's

  • Follow the instructions for proper handling of end-of-life equipment in our catalogues
  • Make sure that your electronic products are recycled only by authorized recyclers/dismantlers
  • Consult your nearest Clout Collection Point for disposing products that have reached end-of-life
  • Drop-off used Mobile Phones, batteries or any accessories at the nearest Clout Collection Point
  • Separate the packaging materials from the electronic products as per safe waste disposal options
  • Protect the glass surface of any electronic product to avoid breakage

Don'ts

  • Never dismantle your electronic products yourself
  • Never dispose electronic products in bins having 'Do Not Dispose' sign
  • Never sell or give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like local scrap dealer/ rag pickers
  • Never throw your electronic waste along with municipal waste as they end up reaching landfills.

Life Cycle of our products

As defined under New E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 life cycle of our Feature Phone is 7 years and Smartphone is 5 Years.