In a bid to tackle the growing menace of e-waste, RP tech India has commenced 50 e-waste collection points across the country. The company has collaborated with Reteck Envirotech, one of the largest authorised e-waste recyclers, to recycle end of life electronics and accessories collected from end users.
The issue of e-waste pollution has become a grave concern in India with the drastic surge in electronics and gadgets. The industry estimates state that India stands at the fifth place with over two million ton of e-waste production annually. According to the report of ASSOCHAM, the e-waste generation in India would reach 5.2 MT per annum by 2020 from 1.8 MT per annum in 2016.
Talking about the initiative, K K Choudhary, Co-founder and Director at RP tech India, said, “As a leading IT Distributor, it is our corporate social responsibility to ensure that we contribute towards the green and safe environment. As an environmentally conscious organisation, we have initiated various awareness campaigns to promote e-waste recycling in all 50 branch locations pan India. We have also started a helpline, where consumers can get information about these e-waste collection centers, where they can hand over their electronics.”
“We collected approximately 5 MT of e-waste in the previous year and we are confident that with dedicated efforts and focused awareness drives, we will be able to increase the number. We urge all people in India not to dump e-waste in open and use our platform to contribute towards Green India,” added Choudhary.
RP tech India is currently running several orientation and training programs for its employees. The company also intends to drive multi-city e-waste awareness roadshows pan India.