Electronic Waste Management – Indian Perspective
Abstract- With the rapid advancement in technology and competition growth amongst technological giants leading to
development of new, handy and automated engineering equipments has increased concern over used and obsolete products
especially in developing countries like India. E-waste or electronic waste growing exponentially with hazardous effects
demands legislations in this regard for administering proper end of life management for these post consumptive products.
This paper underlines the e-waste scenario in India at present especially focusing on the latest legislations framed in India
.The paper mentions the presence of mammoth informal sector in e waste recycling which not only violates the rules, is also
a menace to environment. The paper also gives an insight into formal organization of recycling with some well known
companies working and giving services for their products under extended producer responsibility (EPR) in India.