E-waste Management & Recycling Information

  1. As an end-used and based on the objectives of environmental policy according to the European Community (EC) directive of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipments (WEEE) & Indian e-waste management rules, which aims tp preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health and utilize natural resources prudently and rationally, you are kindly requested for following :
  • If the appliance has stopped working, even after troubleshooting; first see if it can be repaired, before disposing it. If in doubt, contact your distributor or supplier for further information on possible repairs of your appliances
  • If the appliance has reached its “End of Lifecycle” (EOL), in other words, the appliance is not repairable or re-usable; do not dispose of the appliance as an unsorted municipal waste. Instead, call Frigoglass Office at Toll- free number 18001200830 to separately collect the appliance for treatment and recycling.

Note: The disposal of electronic and electrical appliances in landfill sites or through incineration creates a number of environmental problems. When obsolete materials are not recycled, raw materials have to be processed to make new products. This represents a significant loss of resources as the energy, transport and environmental damage caused by these processes is considerable.

Another problem is that these types of appliances may contain gases such as hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs) used as the refrigeration coolant. HFCs are greenhouse gases which when emitted into the atmosphere, contribute to climate change.

Fluorescent lighting from the appliance may contain potentially harmful substances such as toxic heavy metals, in particular mercury, cadmium and lead. If they enter the body, these substances can cause damage to the liver, kidneys and the brain. Mercury is also a neurotoxin and has the potential to build up in the food chain.

  • To help in the recovery and recycling process of this appliance, do not dismantle or break parts off the appliance, prior to collection. By removing parts off the appliance, you can reduce its recyclability rate.

Note: As an end-user, it is your responsibility and contribution to recycling, to ensure that the appliance is not thrown away with unsorted municipal waste, but is collected separately from a recycling company. Please contact the relevant recycling company or the local Frigoglass Sales Office for further information regarding collection arrangements.

2. The symbol shown in Fig. 1 below, which is also on the Product Label inside the appliance, indicates the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment; based on the European Community (EC) WEEE Directive.

Fig 1- Crossed-Out Wheeled Bin

Note: As an end-user, it is your responsibility and contribution to recycling, to ensure that the appliance is not thrown away with unsorted municipal waste, but is collected separately from a recycling company. Please contact the relevant recycling company or the local Frigoglass Sales Office for further information regarding collection arrangements.

3. Finally, observe any recycling laws applicable to your community or country.