Guidelines for environmentally sound management of E-Waste

Target based approach for implementation of EPR has been adopted in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016. Phase wise collection target has been fixed for producers for the collection of e-waste, which can be either in number or weight and shall be 30% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in EPR Plan during first two year of implementation of rules followed by 40% during third and fourth years, 50% during fifth and sixth years and 70% during seventh year onwards. Under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 CPCB has been mandated to prepare guidelines on extended producer responsibility, environmentally sound dismantling and recycling, collection centres, storage, refurbishment, channelisation, transportation and random sampling for RoHS testing. In this document all the above guidelines have been compiled except guidelines on refurbishing and random testing for RoHS parameters. Each guideline is coming as a chapter in this document. In this document, applicability of rules, definitions, responsibility of Producers, Collection Centre, Dismantler and Recyclers are given in Annexures.

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