India E-Waste Management and Handling Rules 2011
According to the new India E-Waste Management and Handling Rules 2011, the manufacturer of electronics goods is responsible for setting up a collection centre or a take back facility for e-waste disposal. The manufacturer is responsible for collection of e-waste generated from their end of life products in line with the principle of ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ and ensuring that such e-wastes are channelized to registered dismantler or recycler.
These e-waste rules apply to electronic and electrical equipment, along with their consumables and components available in the Indian market. These rules also apply to the consumables and components that are part of or included in the electronic product at the time of discarding. Some of the electronics and electrical products which come under the purview of the e-waste rules include mobile phones, computers, laptops, television sets, ACs and other home appliances.