E-Waste (Legislative measure (Ministry of Environment and Forests, Central…
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Central Pollution Control Board
State Pollution Control Boards
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
The recycling/ recovery of valuables substances by units in formal sector is carried out in protected environment and with due care to minimize any damage to the environment or society.
Efficiency of recovery in the formal recycling is high and metals at the trace level can also be recovered. Some technology works with zero-landfill approach.
Most of the e-waste in India is channelized to non-formal sector, whereas, the formal sector is facing problem of not having sufficient input materials.
units handling and engaged in activity like collection, segregation, dismantling and recycling of e-wastes are required to register with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
The MoEF had advised all the Government Departments/ Offices that e-waste generated in various offices is essentially to dispose of in an environmentally sound
manner in accordance with these Rules.
This recycling method has low efficiency and recovery is carried out only for valuable metals like gold, silver, aluminum, copper, etc. Other materials such as tantalum, cadmium, zinc, palladium etc. could not be recovered.
E waste is segregated in Asia due to cheaper labor, thus leading to health hazards in poor countries
Management of E waste
It is estimated that 75% of electronic items are stored due to uncertainty of how to manage it. These junks are unattended and normally mixed with household waste, which is finally deposited in landfills
Waste minimization in industries
Production process management
recovery and use
Sustainable product design
Inventory of electronic waste