Delhi: Computer maker HCL Infosystems has introduced a new range of environment
''HCL eSafe'', the desktops are compliant with the ''restriction of hazardous substances''
(RoHS) directive. They have negligible or zero quantities of hazardous materials
like lead, cadmium and mercury, and are therefore more recycling friendly.
has unified its various environment protection initiatives under a single ''HCL
eSafe'' programme. According to George Paul, executive vice president, HCL Infosystems,
all of the company''s desktops and notebooks computers will be RoHS compliant by
the end of the year.
eco-friendly desktops are priced starting Rs15,000, and progress up to Rs60,000,
depending on their configuration and peripherals.
in the year, HCL had launched RoHs-complaint notebooks in the price range of Rs25,000
out of lead and cadmium in the computer''s components involves the application
of silver components, which has resulted in a marginal cost increase that the
company has decided not to pass on to its customers.
HCL''s eSafe programme, customers can dispose of their used mobiles, electronic
gadgets, computers in any of the company''s 200 collection centres across India,
for appropriate disposal and recycling of e-waste, a growing concern worldwide.
The company has partnered with Chennai-based government approved recycling plant,
Trishiraya, where all collected products are recycled.