There is large number of e-waste dismantler registered with CPCB, owing to fact that it requires less space and
funds. They play key role in channelization of e-waste from producers. As per e-waste rule 2016 they are
classified as a dismantler and their responsibility as per rule 2016 is:
(1) ensure that the facility and dismantling processes are in accordance with the standards or guidelines
prescribed by Central Pollution Control Board from time to time;
(2) obtain authorisation from the concerned State Pollution Control Board in accordance with the procedure
under sub-rule (3) of rule 13;
(3) ensure that no damage is caused to the environment during storage and transportation of e-waste;
(4) ensure that the dismantling processes do not have any adverse effect on the health and the environment;
(5) ensure that dismantled e-waste are segregated and sent to the authorised recycling facilities for recovery
(6) ensure that non-recyclable or non-recoverable components are sent to authorised treatment storage and
(7) maintain record of e-waste collected, dismantled and sent to authorised recycler in Form-2 and make such
record available for scrutiny by the Central Pollution Control Board or the concerned State Pollution Control
(8) file a return in Form-3, to the concerned State Pollution Control Board as the case may be, on or before
30th day of June following the financial year to which that return relates;
(9) not process any e-waste for recovery or refining of materials, unless he is authorised with concerned State
Pollution Control Board as a recycler for refining and recovery of materials;
(10) operation without Authorisation by any dismantler, as defined in this rule, shall be considered as causing
damage to the environment.
We as a e-waste recycler provide services to comply e-waste rule 2016, that include above mentioned CPCB
compliances especially point No 5 wherein we provide PCB recycling facility.
Deshwal Waste Management
In effect since 1st day of October, 2016 the government has provided an extended number of comprehensive guidelines that address the industry responsible for treating the E-waste and play the most important role in the process of conversion of waste to gold.
The notifications call for the respective dismantlers to obtain authorisation from the CPCB and ensure that the SPCB guidelines are maintained and upheld to the word. Further the dismantlers are instructed to ensure segregation of the dismantled E-waste before sending it further to recycling facilities, having proper means of storage and transportation. They are provided with responsibility to segregate the recyclable and non-recyclable waste and maintain a comprehensive record of the same, which they are urged to make available for scrutiny by the CPCB.
The collection centres as well have been assigned to collect E-waste on behalf of producer or dismantler or refurbisher including those arising from orphaned products.
They too are expected to ensure proper implementation of the CPCB guidelines and conduct proper assessments to make sure the same is in order. The storage and security of the products, before sending it further to entitled parties is assigned to be the prime responsibility of collection centres along with their objective of safe guarding the environment.
All the obtained E-waste are expected to be recorded in accordance with Form 2, provided in GSR 338(E) and made available to scrutiny by CPCB or SPCB.
These Guidelines give just an overview of the duties and responsibilities of one of the most important stakeholders of E-waste and we believe that their responsibilities though legal are limited to these, in practice they must be much more. To ensure that this becomes more than just words there is dire call for general awareness on this matter and the now informed reader is expected to shoulder this responsibility with us.
Computers, mobile phones and other electronic products use a staggering 320 tonnes of gold and more than 7,500 tonnes of silver annually world wide. Often, these are 40 to 50 times richer than their ores, states a report by Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeGI), a collaboration of members from major information and communication technology companies across the worldand United Nations University. One tonne of scrap from discarded computers contains more gold than can be produced from 17 tonnes of gold ore. A mobile phone contains five to 10 times more gold than gold ore.
But E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011 that became effective last year is inadequate and does not say much on export and import of e-waste. Result: precious metals easily go out of the country while developed nations dump their e-waste in the country often in the name of charity.