Individual / Household / Consumer contributes about 15% of all
e-waste generated by India. They are the key persons who runs
the system and hence their awareness is important to achieve
safer environment. Their responsibility very well defined in
e-waste rule 2016 but could be:
(1) consumers or bulk consumers of electrical and electronic
equipment shall ensure that e-waste generated by them is
channelized through dismantler or recycler;
(2) consumers or bulk consumers of electrical and electronic
equipment shall ensure that such end-of-life electrical and
electronic equipment are not admixed with e-waste containing
radioactive material as covered under the provisions of the Atomic
Energy Act, 1962 (33 of 1962) and rules made there under;
We as a e-waste recycler provide services to comply e-waste rule
2016, that include above mentioned compliances.
We also extend other facilities like free e-waste pickup from home
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.
Individual / Household
If you’re wondering why the e-waste crisis has become such a huge problem, it’s important to understand the issues that are driving this crisis. First, the combination of the high demand for new electronics and the speed at which gadgets become obsolete continue to drive this crisis.
Another problem is the toxic design of electronic equipment, since most electronics contain toxins such as arsenic, mercury and lead. The designs of today’s electronics often fail to take recycling and protecting the environment into account. Other problems driving the e-waste crisis include few financial incentives to recycle and few laws that regulate the disposal of e-waste.