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 aluminium, copper, gold, palladium and silver, it also contains harmful substances like cadmium, lead and mercury. In the absence of proper awareness, disposing e-waste in landfill can result in toxic emissions to the air, water and soil and pose a serious health and environmental hazards.

LAVA Recycling Programme



At LAVA we understand that our responsibility doesn't end at selling you our products. LAVA 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.

LAVA will seek shared responsibility and cooperation from customers in reducing the environmental impact of their products.

LAVA will comply with all the applicable laws related to e-waste management. As a part of e-waste recycling initiative, LAVA has partnered with 3R Recycler, India's leading electronic asset management and disposal company to comply with E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 in providing environmentally sound management of end of life electronics.

3R Recycler - As part of this partnership with 3R Recycler, the company will ensure environmentally sound management of electronics that have reached their end of life phase. 3R Recycler has obtained all the necessary authorizations from the appropriate governmental agencies for their processing facilities. 3R Recycler ensures proper recycling and disposal of e-waste. This helps us protect the environment from any hazardous consequences, which would be otherwise caused by the inappropriate waste management of e-waste.


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 authorised recyclers/dismantlers
  • Consult your nearest LAVA Collection Point for disposing products that have reached end-of-life
  • Drop-off used Mobile Phones, batteries or any accessories at the nearest LAVA 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 unorganised 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.

Collection Points/Drop Points

You can find your nearest Collection Points Click here

Lava E-Waste Management Policy





In case of any queries regarding the proper disposal and/or recycling of electronics, consumers can contact the helpdesk (Toll free) at:

North India - 1800-102-8632 South India -1800-843-3303 East India - 1800-843-3301
West India - 1800-843-3302 Email - info@3rrecycler.com