The purpose of this policy brief is to analyze the current situation in e-waste management in Asia and the Pacific and suggest appropriate policy options in the context of a specific set of challenges faced by the region.

Effective and binding action is urgently required to protect the millions of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide whose health is jeopardized by the informal processing of discarded electrical or electronic devices according to this new ground-breaking report from the World Health Organization.

A review by the European Court of Auditors has found that EU member States collect and recover more discarded electrical and electronic equipment than most of the world.

This Report of the Standing Committee on Urban Development (2020-21) deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in their Twenty Fifth Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on the subject, ‘Solid Waste Management including Hazardous waste, Medical waste and E-waste’ of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs which w

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 15/01/2021.

The matter related to remedial action against unscientific disposal of e-waste resulting in contamination of ground water and soil acidification. Question for consideration inter alia is whether in terms of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 (EWMR), there is due enforcement of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), authorization regime, collection and dismantling and other steps.

Submissions of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in Original Application No. 1001 of 2019 in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others management of e-waste.

Compliance report by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) dated 28/09/2020 regarding illegal e-waste units being run in Loni, Ghaziabad.

The report informed the Tribunal that oficers of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and tehsil Loni had inspected the area on which the illegal industries were run against prescribed land use in Master Plan of GDA. During the survey, 80 illegal units were identified and action taken against them under the relevant sections of Uttar Pradesh Town Planning and Development Act 1973.

Review and action taken report by the Central Pollution Control Board on status of implementation of action plan for enforcement of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 and amendments thereof in compliance of National Green Tribunal order of September 2, 2019 in O.A. No. 512/2018 in the matter of Shailesh Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Report on Environmental Issues, Waste Management- Armed Forces, General issues of Cantonements and lists major military stations and Cantonments of all the state) dated 11/02/2020 regarding compliance of environmental norms by the armed forcese.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Lav Kumar Gupta Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 30/10/2019 regarding illegal operation of ewaste kilns in the streets and open places on the road from Muradabad to Lal Bagh near Rani Kishori, Uttar Pradesh. Reference is also been made in news report in ‘Hindustan’ dated 28.05.2019. The activities are causing health hazards to the inhabitants.

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