greenpeace welcomes notification of e-waste rule

Greenpeace India’s campaigning has succeeded with the notification of the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rule, 2011 on Extended Producer Responsibility principle by the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF). The aim of this ruling is to ensure that a more proactive and responsible approach is taken when dealing with e-waste. The implementation stage will be the next big challenge.

WEEE Systems’ applauds the steps being taken by the Government of India and recognises that the next stage will be incredibly difficult. This is a bold step that supports the notion that the complete and systematic de-manufacture and transformation of end-of-life E&E equipment from redundant assets can be converted into recovered raw materials that can be reused.

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