Who We Are

Electronic waste, e-waste, e-scrap, or waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. "Electronic waste" may also be defined as discarded computers, office electronic equipment, entertainment device electronics, mobile phones, television sets and refrigerators.

This definition includes used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal. Green businesses are the key drivers of the economy in the current global business scenario. Of the various green initiatives, waste recycling creates the highest positive impact on the environment. Of all the different types of waste, electronic waste has the characteristics of:

  • The fastest growing segment of waste
  • Most valuable due to its basic composition
  • Very hazardous if not handled carefully.

What We Do

However, the sector is very new with only a few corporate players in India and globally. Most of the electronic waste management sector is currently handled by the unorganized/informal sector in India. However due to lack of skills, knowledge, awareness, etc., the sector has remained highly labour intensive, environmentally unfriendly and unhealthy. If done in the right way, and in an organized fashion, e-waste management can become a dominant economic sector. The e-waste business is highly profitable from the economic as well as environmental perspective. Automated or semi-automated large capacity plants require less labour, can consistently work at high efficiency and produce a much better quality of the final product. Therefore, they are extremely cost effective in the long run. Thus, even if there is competition of the unorganized sector, e-waste management can be an economically viable and a high returns business for the organized industry.


Composition of E-waste

1E-waste Composition
Electrical and Electronic equipment contains metallic and non-metallic elements, alloys and compounds such as Copper, Aluminium, Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum, Nickel, Tin, Lead, Iron, Sulphur, Phosphorous, Arsenic etc.
2The recycle and recovery includes the following unit operations:
Dismantling: Removal of parts containing dangerous substances (CFCs, Hg switches, PCB); removal of easily accessible parts containing valuable substances (cable containing copper, steel, iron, precious, metal containing parts).
3Segregation of ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal and plastic:
Segregation of ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal and plastic: This separation is normally done in a shredder process.
4Refurbishment and reuse:
Refurbishment and reuse: Refurbishment and reuse of e-waste has potential for those used electrical and electronic equipment which can be easily refurbished to put to its original use.
5Recycling/recovery of valuable materials:
Recycling/recovery of valuable materials: Ferrous metals in electrical are furnaces, non-ferrous metals in smelting plants, precious metals in separating works.
6Treatment/disposal of dangerous materials and waste:
Treatment/disposal of dangerous materials and waste: Shredder light fraction is disposed of in landfill sites or sometimes incinerated (expensive), are treated thermally, Printed Circuit Board(PCB) is incinerated or disposed of in underground storages, Mercury(Hg) is often recycled or disposed of in underground landfill sites.