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Recycle with joy at HMD Mobile India Private Limited

Effective date May 17, 2018

Recycle with joy at HMD Mobile India Private Limited

We are committed to responsible recycling of our end-of-life products and urge you to join our cohesive e-waste movement.

HMD Mobile India Private Limited has joined a tech-enabled, environmentally beneficial and socially responsible e-waste Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) Karo Sambhav for making recycling a way of life.

What is "E-Waste"?

Any discarded electronic appliances such as mobile phones, computers, laptops, printers, fax machines or even their parts, which have reached the end of their useful life are called "E- Waste".

Where and how can you recycle your e-waste?

To recycle your waste electronic items, all you have to do is drop an email at engage@karosambhav.com with details of each type of Waste Electrical or Electronic device and your city. You will receive a reply within 48 hours of your email with further details.

You can also visit our collection points directly to drop off the e-waste and get more information on the subject. You can also call our toll-free number 1800 2121 434.

Going beyond just recycling

At HMD Mobile India Private Limited, we believe that our focus should not only be on responsible recycling, but also on generating livelihood for people involved in the e-waste management chain.

Our PRO Karo Sambhav has set-up a range of channels for collection of e-waste:

Waste Picker and Waste Aggregator Programme Waste pickers and waste aggregators are a very important link in the chain of e-waste management. They are currently marginalised and do not have a consistent and legal source of income. The programmes are designed to provide them a sustainable livelihood by bringing them into the formal sector and giving them a legal identity as a link in the producer take-back channel.

Our PRO is also working on creating awareness around responsible recycling through various programmes:

School Programme This Programme has been designed to create awareness on critical environmental issues including waste from electronics, engaging students on preventive environmental strategies like circular economy, and inspiring them to take actions in their daily lives. The programme is designed to create an environmental movement in schools with teachers playing a leading role.

Important dos and don’ts

  • Make sure that all your important personal and professional data you wish to keep is backed-up and removed from your device.
  • Don’t forget to remove your SIM and memory cards before dropping your phone into a collection point. Batteries and chargers and other accessories can also be recycled at these points.
  • Do not mix these products in your home dust-bins with other municipal waste.

To learn more on how you can contribute and be a part of this cohesive e-waste movement, visit www.karosambhav.com