E-waste, often known as electronic scrap, refers to a wide range of electrical and electronic gadgets that have become obsolete, are no longer helpful to their owners, or have reached the end of their lives.
Electronic waste has become a serious global problem, owing to its increasing amount and toxicity. As a result, improper electronic waste disposal endangers both human health and the environment. According to previous reports, formal-sector producers are required to pay increased costs for compliance, health and safety, and the environment. Putting in place a global "reduce, reuse, and recycle" program will help in encouraging the organization's transition to a circular economy.
What Is EPR?
EPR stands for Extended Producer Responsibility. As per the law, manufacturers are accountable for managing their goods' end-of-life in an environmentally sound way and certified environmentally sound management. Every electric or electrical equipment manufacturer must have an EPR certificate or license. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) issues EPR authorization under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), the Government of India. To receive the EPR Certificate, producers must work with an authorized recycler to dispose of the E-Waste and submit to the CPCB all plans based on the projected quantity to be deposited and the methodology that has been approved for dumping. Let's move on to the next section, which delves deeper into the many types of e-waste.
Recycling of E-Waste Equipment
The recycling sector is a little perplexing. Shredders are used by both large-scale and small-scale specialized recyclers. They are, however, supported by other enterprises that provide services such as recycling plastic and refining valuable metals. Recycling companies also collect products for export to countries with more advanced recycling infrastructure, as well as separate components and materials for recycling. Do’s
- Know your Country & State Laws
- Always look for information in the user manual with your product for end-of-life product handling
- Make sure that your electronic products are recycled only by authorized recyclers/ dismantlers
- Tape the contacts of the battery before shipping for recycling
- In case of any doubt/clarification, reach out to us
- Always keep E-Waste away from children
- Consumer Recycling Program
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- Don’t dismantle your electronic products yourself
- Don’t mix electronic and electrical products with your normal household waste
- Don’t sell or give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like local scrap dealers/ rag pickers