E-Waste Management in India


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Over the past few years India along with other Asian and African countries, has become a major destination for electronic waste (e-waste) exports from OECD counties. Managing E-waste - both locally generated and internationally imported, are the major challenges for the government. At one end e-waste management could become a lucrative industry for India and the other end it is posing serious threat to environment and human health.

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E-Waste Management in India

  1. 1. By – MarketResearchReports.com
  2. 2. IntroductionElectronic Waste (E-Waste) is both valuable as a source of secondary raw material, and toxic if treated and discarded improperly. Why is there so much of a buzz about E-wasteManagement in recent times ? This presentation will give you some crisp ideas about this topic.
  3. 3. Definition"Electronic waste" may be defined as discarded computers, office electronic equipment,entertainment device electronics, mobile phones, television sets and refrigerators. This definition includes used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal. Others define the re-usables (working and repairable electronics) and secondary scrap (copper, steel, plastic, etc.) --- Source : Wikipedia
  4. 4. E-Waste Management in India Managing E-waste - both locally generated and internationally imported, are the major challenges for the government India annually generates over 4.4 Lakh tonnes of e-waste Indian metros are generating around 8,000 tonnes of e-waste every year. A 2005 survey predicted e-waste production to rise from 1.46 Lakh tonnes per annum to 8 Lakh tonnes by 2012. Whereas India has a capacity to treat only 2.4 Lakh tones
  5. 5. E-Waste Management in India Continued…. Almost half of all unused and end-of-life electronic products lie idle in landfills, junkyards and warehouses. Less than five 5% of Indias total electronic waste (e-waste) gets recycled due to absence of proper infrastructure, legislation and framework, said ASSOCHAM. India has 73 registered recyclers of e-waste, according to a data of CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board ) Over 90 per cent of e-waste generated in India is managed by the unorganized sector and scrap dealers .
  6. 6. E-Waste Management in India Continued…. Organized sector accounts for less than 10 per cent of the recycling business, there is huge scope for growth as the recyclers. Global market (Including India) of e-waste is estimated to be $14.7 billion by 2015 ABI Research. New norms E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011 mandate that manufacturers of electronics goods source back at least 15% of their products as e-waste.
  7. 7. E-Waste Management in India Continued…. --- Source : Economic Times
  8. 8. E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2011 The E-waste management rules come into force in 1st May 2012. The rules will help Government and regulatory bodies to crackdown on the industries that are not disposing e-waste responsibly. It also pinpoint the sector and products which are the biggest pollutants. These rules shall apply to every producer(s), distributer(s), collection centre(s), refurbisher(s), dismantler(s), recycler(s), consumer(s) or bulk consumer(s) involved in the manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment or components as specified in Schedule-I in the rule document.
  9. 9. Categories Of E-Waste covered under the rules Category 1 : IT & Telecommunication IT and telecommunication equipment : Centralized data processing: Mainframes, Minicomputers Personal computing: Personal Computers (CPU with input and output devices) Laptop (CPU with input and output devices) Notebook, Notepad etc., Printers including cartridges Copying equipment Electrical and electronic typewriters Pocket and desk calculators
  10. 10. Categories Of E-Waste covered under the rules Category 1 : IT & Telecommunication Continued.. Other products and equipment for the collection, storage, processing, presentation or communication of information by electronic means User terminals and systems Facsimile Telex Telephones Pay telephones Cordless telephones Cellular telephones Answering systems Other Products or equipment of transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications
  11. 11. Categories Of E-Waste covered under the rules Category 2 : Consumer electrical and electronics Television sets (including LCD & LED), Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Air-conditioners For Further Information Download E-waste (Management and Handling) R
  12. 12. Conclusion One of the major goals to be achieved by recycling e-waste to conserve the ever depleting natural resources. Large e-waste centers exist in Delhi, Meerut, Gujarat, Ferozabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai, with 20,000+ recyclers working in Delhi alone. The Government need to ensure the working condition in these recycling companies and the same time health of the surrounding environment. Send Your Feedbacks at : info@marketresearchreports.comFor More Details visit http://www.marketresearchreports.com/blog