ENVIRONMENT

WASTE ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE

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Compliance Statement on the e-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011

As part of Epson's commitment to the environment we continuously work on improving the environmental performance of our products. In recent years the focus of our environmental program has, amongst others, been focused on chemicals management and the recyclability
of our products.

Epson will ensure that all our products meet the requirements of the India e-waste ( Management and Handling ) Rules, 2011 Directives.

By this statement Epson declares our product complies with the "India E-waste Rule 2011" and prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers in concentrations exceeding 0.1 weight % and 0.01 weight % for cadmium, except for the exemptions set in Schedule 2 of the Rule.

RECYCLING AT EPSON INDIA

What does EPSON recycle?

As part of Extended Producers’ Responsibility, EPSON has set up a collection mechanism to channelize and dispose waste.

The following items are disposed in an environment friendly way:

a) End of life products like copiers, printers, scanners etc.
b) Ink cartridges
    (for ink jet printers, ink jet all-in-ones and large format printers)
c) Toner cartridges
    (for laser printers and laser all-in-ones)

How does EPSON recycle in India?

We have tied up with authorized recycler to recycle/ dispose waste in an environment friendly way.

How can I dispose of used electronic or electrical equipment?

You cannot dispose of used electrical or electronic equipment as regular household waste. Electrical and electronic equipment may contain hazardous substances which may have a serious detrimental effect on the environment and/or human health. That is why all equipment that you volunteer for recycling will be specifically collected and treated by designated waste facility centres and by licensed WEEE compliance schemes. By ensuring that you dispose of your old electrical and electronic equipment according to the India WEEE legislation you are helping to preserve our natural resources and protect human health.

If your old piece of electronic equipment is still in a good working condition or could be repaired for further use, please consider donating it to a charitable organisation or giving it to someone else in need. By extending the lifetime of your old equipment you are also contributing to the efficient use of resources and avoiding additional waste.

You may also be able to dispose of old electrical or electronic equipment at your local waste facilities or recycling centres. Please contact the relevant facility directly for more information.

How can you participate in the EPSON Recycling Programme in India?

You can dispose of a used Epson product very easily and responsibly. Simply call toll-free at 1800 425 0011 or 1860 3000 1600 (Between 9AM-6PM Mon-Sat) and drop it at your nearest Epson Authorised Service Centre.

Does EPSON buy back or provide incentives for the return of ewaste?

No, we do not buy back or provide incentives. We recycle to contribute to a more sustainable environment, and we encourage you to join us in this initiative.