Waste electrical & electronic equipments (WEEE) are consisting of various reusable commodities and hazardous substances’ recovering both these in an environment friendly manner is a major challenge. E-waste recycling has traditionally been dominated by a very entrepreneurial informal sector in India. Scrap dealers–locally known as ‘Kabadies’–resort to crude and highly unsafe methods for recycling of e-waste, resulting in severe environmental and health hazards. Organized recycling of this hazardous waste is the only answer to overcome the challenge.
To create awareness of the impact of unorganized recycling of e-waste and its implications on the environment, ecology as well as to promote the organized recycling practices, Ecoreco / Infotrek entered in to an agreement with the BCCL, Times of India Group Company.
The large generators particularly corporate who were looking for environment friendly recycling facility in India can now take better care of Corporate Social Responsibility, environmental obligation, brand image, ISO compliances etc. Besides these, the costs of recovered commodities are kept under check & lower in comparison to the virgin material and that helps industries to produce finished goods at much cheaper costs. Recycling reduces burden on depleting natural resources, huge investment in mining activities & infrastructure for producing virgin material, use of electricity, carbon foot prints etc.
Ecoreco is a member of the International Association of Electronic Recyclers (IAER), USA, now merged with ISRI, USA probably the only e-waste recycling facility from India to claim this credential. Ecoreco is also associated with the members of other prestigious industry bodies within the sector such as MAIT and ELCINA.