Waste electrical and electronic equipment: the EU and India - sharing best practices

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has requested the APSF to contribute to exchange of knowledge on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (hereafter referred to as e-waste), ship dismantling and the remediation of contaminated sites. For e-waste, an EU-India workshop was conducted in New Delhi on 2 February 2010, which had a positive result in terms of presentations from high-level experts, exchange of views and analyses of best practice. An expert team has conducted an analysis corresponding to questions originating from the MoEF and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). This report represents the result of this expert analysis. It follows the common APSF project methodology, describing the situation in both India and the EU, subsequently comparing the issues and practices to identify the potential of sharing lessons learned and finally working out various options for improving e-waste management in India that emerge from the EU experience.