Target based approach for implementation of EPR has been adopted in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.

Guwahati, the gateway to the North Eastern Region (NER) of India is the largest and fastest growing commercial and industrial centre in the Region.

This paper highlights a significant opportunity to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Committee of Subordinate Legislations (2015-16) chaired by Dilipkumar Mansukhlal Gandhi tabled its 15th report on rules of e-waste management in Lok Sabha recently.

The Committee on Subordinate Legislation present this Fifteenth Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on Rules on E-Waste Management. Electronic waste creates a global crisis due to environmental degradation.

The government today said that around 17 lakh tonne of e-waste was generated in the country in 2014 and it has notified rules in March this year to ensure better management of such wastes.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Funds for disposal and recycling of e-wastes, 08/08/2016. Based on a survey carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board in 2005, the generation of e-waste in the country was assessed at 1.46 lakh ton and was estimated to exceed 8 lakh ton by 2012.

International cooperation is needed to stop developed nations simply offloading defunct electronics on developing countries, argue Zhaohua Wang, Bin Zhang and Dabo Guan.

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Authorities impose stringent regulations on workshops whose activities damage the ecosystem, report Zheng Jinran in Beijing and Qiu Quanlin in Shantou, Guangdong province.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on E-Waste, 19/07/2016. The country’s economic growth with rise in per capita income and technological innovations coupled with high obsolescence rate of electronic and electrical equipments are leading to increase in the rate of generation of e-waste.

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