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Recyclekaro: Utilizes Home-grown Technologies to Recycle Electrical & Electronic Waste, and Lead Acid Batteries

Recyclekaro: Utilizes Home-grown Technologies to Recycle Electrical & Electronic Waste, and Lead Acid Batteries

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Rajesh Gupta,Founder & Director

Rajesh Gupta

Founder & Director

ASSOCHAM research reveals that less than five percent of e-Waste gets recycled by government approved and formal organizations while the remaining 95 percent falls into the hands of the informal sector which is dominated by poor infrastructure and framework. The inefficient and polluting techniques used by these organizations to collect, dismantle and recycle the waste are hazardous to health and environment. The need of the hour is a systematic & organized approach with extreme commitment towards the environment. This has been the whole story of Recyclekaro - an end-to-end recycler of electrical and electronic waste (under its brand entity Evergreen Recyclekaro (I) Pvt Ltd.) and lead acid batteries (under its brand entity Deshmukh Lead Pvt ltd.) and is OHSAS certified. The company, led by a young team Rajesh Gupta, Rupesh Chitte, Mahendra Deshmukh, and Deviraja Shetty, is one among the few authorized waste management recyclers in Maharashtra approved by the Central Pollution Control Board in India that has its own processing facility to recycle electronic waste and lead acid battery with the capacity of 2400 and 8000 metric tons respectively per annum.

Recyclekaro forms an important link between electronic producers and consumers wherein regular collection drives are conducted for old electronic goods


Recyclekaro forms an important link between electronic producers andconsumers where in regular collection drives are conducted for old electronic goods. This helps the producers in safely disposing off of the waste material while conforming to EPR rules. Once the waste reaches Recyclekaro’s recycling plant in Wada from collection centers (Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and NCR), the materials such as precious & rare earth metals, ferrous and non-ferrous, and lead are extracted via chemical and mechanical processes, a technology developed by Recyclekaro in association with various recycling experts. Besides this the company provides its clients value added services like data destruction, asset management, compliance and regulatory review, documentation and material management, and recycling certification on completion of waste management process. “We associate with pioneer Indian institution to craft unique technologies, which help us to fulfill the requirement of the clients in an eco-friendly way and differentiates us from competitors,” avers Rajesh Gupta, Founder & Director, Recyclekaro.

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company, upholds a separate EHS department to ensure the safety of the employees wherein they are instructed to wear safety equipment, regularly undergo medical check-up and insured under insurance policy. Right pollution control equipment further adds to their benefits. Besides, Recyclekaro follows international standards across its processes and gets them audited by the authorized agencies on frequent intervals. This aids company to receive request and inquires from worldwide for setting-up e-waste management system. Currently, Recyclekaro is establishing a factory in Oman in a joint venture with an Omani company and will soon be starting operation in Kuwait, Nigeria and Bangladesh.

Stepping into its seventh year of inception, Recyclekaro has already grown as an Indian MNC that caters to big giants across the globe including the largest ones in the industry like Google, Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, Reliance, RBI (exclusive electronic waste collector) and others. Its team of young engineers is genuinely passionate & enthusiastic about contributing towards society and environment, and that’s where exactly the success begins from. When it comes to training and grooming of employees, the company goes beyond regular training methodologies to include topic-based (business development, environment health and safety) special monthly training. The company organizes various CSR activities to create awareness among people regarding the informal dumping of the waste and its effect on environment. The company envisions being a USD.150 million organization in the next few years.