We provide complete solutions to our clients starting from the planning, implementation, and target achievement of EPR to filling of the return of compliance with the regulatory authority.There is growing concern among electronic e waste and recycling companies in India about implementation of EPR E Waste. More number of companies tend to be serious about the environmental impacts of the products they manufacture, supply and export or import– from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy ensures that the producers of the products of a country, designated under provincial regulations are given a significant responsibility whether that is financial or physical for the treatment and disposal of waste generated by them. It allocates required funding for the safe and careful management of the waste products at their end-of-life, preventing the waste materials from going into our landﬁlls and waterways.
E-Waste Management Rules, 2016
According to E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 that authorizes CPCB to prepare and implement E-waste rules, providing specific guidelines for EPR, channelization, storage, collection centers and environmentally sound dismantling, recycling, refurbishment, and random sampling of EEE for testing of Restriction of Hazardous Substances ( RoHS) parameters. EPR authorization is mandatory for every producer of the electronic waste and has to be obtained according to E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
The Hazards of Improper E-Waste Recycling
According to the Environment Ministry, nearly 2 million tonnes of e-waste was produced in India in 2018. As this number increasing at the rate of 4-5% annually, there could be substantial impact on the environment and human health and well being.
Due to improper disposal and recycling of e-waste materials such as old and discarded computers, Laptops, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouse, cables, circuit boards, mobile phones, calculators, digital/video cameras, VCRs, DVD players, MP3, CD players, mobile phones and accessories, the residue from EEE gets dumped in the landfills and rivers, drains and other waterways
Wastage from EEE can also create health issues for workers who deal with it and people on the land adjacent. These health concerns may lead to nose bleeds, seizures, retarded children, skin cancer, paralysis and even death.
The Advantages of EPR
While the nuances of roles under the EPR concept, stated for electronic e waste and recycling companies in India are still being refined and reviewed, adding producers to manage equipment after their ‘end of life’ that would positively impact the environment in many ways.
With the EPR e waste under implementation, the producers of the products will start innovating to ensure there should be minimum residue after EEE reach their end life, leading to advancement in technology which is the need of the hour to improve the environment’s (and human beings’) well-being.
Secondly, as per government guidelines the dealer or retailers “shall refund the amount as per take-back system or can deposit refund scheme of the producer to the depositor of e-waste”. Therefurbishes have to send these wastes to authorized recyclers, so that the right incentive will encourage more people to process e-waste properly rather than partially.