Product Life Cycle

 

Product stewardship

Rural Spark offers 2 year replacement warranty, and the possibility to extend this warranty with 2 years. This means Rural Spark tracks the product for 4 years, replacing it in case of failure and thereby avoiding the product turning into waste. Also, Rural Spark has a recycling program in place, where Rural Spark receives back broken products at the eind of their life.

Our products exist of valuable materials that can very well be recycled, hence Rural Spark puts large effort into getting products back to our warehouse at the end of usage by customers. This allows Rural Spark to have full control over the product and the way it is recycled. All design decisions we make, are made considering this aspect. The exact operational execution depends on the partner we work with, but schemes discussed are a) buying back the product (avoiding them turning into waste and allowing us to resus the materials); and b) provide a discount on new product when returning used products. Next to that, Rural Spark (through the Service Platform) stays in touch with the end user, allowing us to facilitate and monitor the process and product.

Sustainable design choises

Rural Spark works with certified and professional manufacturing partners to ensure sustainable production conditions and materials. Environmental certifications are in place. Rural Spark aims to work with most sustainable materials, and commits to product stewardship. The batteries used by Rural Spark (LiFePO4) are (one of) the most sustainable batteries (commercially) available. The Rural Spark kit is designed to make most efficient use of all energy generated, making optimal use of all hardware and thus using not more resources than required.

Recycling

Rural Spark fully complies to the Indian E-waste (Management) Rules, in accordance with the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF). Find details by clicking the button below.

At Rural Spark we understand that our responsibility doesn’t end at selling you our products. RURAL SPARK has been working in the area of safe disposal of electronic waste. Since LED TV, Battery Cubes, Router, Bulb etc and their components are made of hazardous constituents under our global policy as well the legislation passed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), called E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, which comes into effect from 1st Oct 2016,

  • RURAL SPARK will seek shared responsibility and cooperation from customers in reducing the environmental impact of their products. 
  • RURAL SPARK will comply with all the applicable laws related to e-waste management