Inefficient Segregation: The Main Obstacle To Effective eWaste Recycling

eWaste or electronic waste refers to discarded electrical or electronic devices. With the rise in consumption and shorter lifespan of gadgets, eWaste generation has increased rapidly. With components like lead, mercury, cadmium etc., eWaste can be highly toxic and have a devastating impact on health and the environment if not disposed of properly.

Efficient eWaste recycling involves the extraction of all reusable components and the safe disposal of hazardous materials. However, one of the main obstacles to effective eWaste recycling is inefficient segregation.

What is Inefficient Segregation of eWaste?

Segregation refers to the systematic separation of various elements in eWaste for easier processing and enhanced value extraction. When segregation is not done properly, different components get mixed making recycling complicated.

In India, a large chunk of eWaste ends up in informal sectors. Here, unscientific methods are used for extraction which leads to hazardous byproduct generation. Components like batteries and circuits get dismantled together causing contamination.

Such mixing poses the following risks:

  1. Safety Hazards: Incompatible materials when stored together can result in chemical reactions or explosions. For example, discarded lithium batteries can react with other junk and cause fire breakouts.
  2. Difficulty in Processing: When various elements like plastic, glass, and metals get mixed, separating them requires more complex techniques, manpower and infrastructure. Many companies avoid such eWaste batches.
  3. Loss of Recoverable Elements: Mixing makes extraction of reusable metals like gold, silver etc. unviable. It also leads to damage and corrosion of such recoverable elements.
  4. Environmental Contamination: Informal processing of complex unsorted eWaste gives rise to byproducts like dioxins which contaminate air, water and soil.

Effective Segregation: The First Step for eWaste Recycling Companies

With the rising relevance and economic potential of the eWaste recycling sector, systematic segregation is the need of the hour. Namo eWaste ensures complete segregation by:

  1. Separating devices into categories: We segregate devices into categories like large appliances, small appliances, and IT accessories and communicate classification protocols across collection centres.
  2. Dismantling with precision: Our trained technicians carefully dismantle devices and separate components like circuits, batteries, metals etc.
  3. Appropriate storage: Different elements are stored distinctly in labelled containers to avoid contamination.

Such streamlined segregation facilitates smooth functioning in our subsequent recycling process.

Namo eWaste’s Step-by-Step eWaste Recycling Process

Our state-of-the-art facilities follow a streamlined recycling process:

  1. Collection: We collect eWaste from businesses across India that replace electronic devices regularly.
  2. Sorting & Segregation: Items are categorised and dismantled into components.
  3. Processing: Components are sent for processing via appropriate techniques.
  4. Disposal: Hazardous residuals are disposed of scientifically to prevent environmental damage.
  5. Resource Extraction: Reusable metals, plastic granules and glass cullet are extracted.

With efficient separation through manual dismantling and mechanical shredding, we can extract all elements in eWaste without external contamination.

With Namo eWaste, you can:

  • Easily schedule doorstep pick-up: No more lugging around your old gadgets. Namo eWaste comes to you!
  • Rest assured of responsible recycling: Their state-of-the-art facilities and stringent protocols guarantee environmentally sound processing of your eWaste.
  • Contribute to a greener future: Every gadget you responsibly recycle with Namo eWaste is a step towards a cleaner planet and a more sustainable future.

Integrated Approach for 360° eWaste Recycling in India

With the increasing penetration of electrical and electronic devices across socio-economic segments in India, managing eWaste volumes has become pivotal.

Namo eWaste adopts a holistic approach across the eWaste recycling value chain spanning collection, transportation, dismantling, segregation, material recovery, treatment and disposal. Our integrated services conform to the highest environmental, health and safety standards.

We also prioritise ethical practices, data security, transparency and compliance with Central and State government rules on eWaste handling as a registered recycler. By responsibly partnering at each step, we enable safe and complete recycling in India.

Committed to Keeping India’s Environment Clean

We employ advanced automated dismantling lines, sorting systems and scientific disposal mechanisms for the eco-friendly management of eWaste. As India’s leading eWaste recycler, we are committed to efficient recycling processes which minimise environmental impact. Our systematic segregation practices enable maximum extraction of resources and prevent contamination during recycling.

Partner with us for safe and responsible eWaste recycling!