From an environmental perspective, the '3 R's of reduce, reuse and recycle or sometimes the '4R's including refurbish are being talked about as the panacea to the problem of waste. However, while practicing the 3 or 4 R's it is critical to evaluate responsibly the outcome of the practice. Reuse of everything may perhaps not be the right from the environmental or health perspective. A total ban on plastics is certainly bound to push mankind many decades backward. Reduction in usage beyond a point may hamper productivity and economic growth. Recycling without a sense of responsibility towards the environment is more damaging than not getting into recycling at all.
This is where Respose wishes to make a difference by introducing Responsibility in the Recycling process right upto disposal, the last part of the recycling chain. We look at the goal of resposal - responsible disposal as the ultimate objective of all our efforts in mainstreaming the recycling processes.
Our Clean Energy initiative spearheaded by Solar Solutions is a continuation of the same philosophy. We help industries, schools and hospitals harness the sunlight wasted on their rooftops and convert it into solar energy thus saving on energy bills. The typical ROI of a decently sized project can be 4-5 years depending on various considerations.
e-Waste or WEEE (Waste electrical and electronic equipment) or e-scrap comprises of all equipment using electrical or electronic parts. Any equipment with electrical or electronic components becomes 'e-waste' after its usable life. Such end of life may happen due to many reasons such as technology obsolescence, functional damage, higher repair costs, redundancy of needs etc.
Such out of use e-waste is rich in basic elements and precious metals. If it is dumped and exposed to soil and moisture, a slow process of degeneration starts. In this process, ionic cells are formed between the metal and soil molecules leading to a slow leaching. This gradually poisons the soil and makes it completely infertile and hazardous to health. Also, many unorganized sector recyclers use crude methods for recovering precious metals. Due to such methods, there is a significant amount of land, air and water pollution that can lead to several health problems.
Respose enables recyclers to process e-waste in a environmentally friendly method. Apart from that, we also ensure a much higher efficiency of recovery of both base and precious metals.