E-Waste used to describe old , end of life or discarded appliances using electricity. While the E-Waste Management Rule,2016 define under Section 3(r) as E-waste – means electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes.
As per the latest data reported by The Economics Times, about 80% of Indians are conversant about the E-waste, but reportedly it was found that only 50% of them actually hoard their waste out of their backyard for its proper management.
India has emerged as the world’s second mobile market and is also fifth largest Electronic waste producer in world. Computer devices account for nearly 70% of e-waste, with the contribution of telecom sector being 12%, medical equipment being 8%, and electric equipments being 7% of the annual e-waste production.
Understanding this urge of common public, we the team of young aficionado teamed up with the motive and a positive vision to keep India free from E-waste. Hence, the first and the foremost step which according to us should be the utmost priority of every Producer to take Extended Producer responsibility Authorization from Central Pollution Control Board.
We are the leading Environmental firm which provides assistance & guidance to the producers of Electronic Items for obtaining their EPR Authorization from CPCB in a well-time bound manner. After pursuing the EPR Authorization, the next step forward is the proper execution of the Compliances that needs to be submitted before the concerned appellate bodies. We provide the complete & extensive services that include the filling of FORM 2*, FORM 3*, FORM 6* along with conducting the awareness workshops/seminars for the knowledge of general public. We are here to forward you the flexible and time bound E-WASTE solutions at any time.
Law related to E-waste in India
APPLICABILITY OF THE E-WASTE RULE
That the present rule is applicable :-
Every manufacturer, Consumer, Bulk Consumer Dealers, e-retailer, dismantle, and recycles, Storage of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment listed in Schedule I.
Producer, collection centres, manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, collection.
RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER E-WASTE MANAGEMENT
That the manufacture define under E-waste management Rule , 2016 under section 3 (z) means a person or an entity or a company as defined in the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) or a factory as defined in the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948) or Small and Medium Enterprises as defined in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), which has facilities for manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment.
That Under E-Waste Rule ,2016 In Chapter III Pr For Seeking And Grant Of Authorization For Management Of E-Waste
That the producer define under the E-waste Rule 2017 under section 3 (cc) means any person who, irrespective of the selling technique used such as dealer, retailer, e-retailer, etc.
(i) manufactures and offers to sell electrical and electronic equipment and their components or consumables or parts or spares under its own brand;
(ii) offers to sell under its own brand, assembled electrical and electronic equipment and their components or consumables or parts or spares produced by other manufacturers or suppliers
(iii) offers to sell imported electrical and electronic equipment and their components or consumables or parts or spares.
That the Authorization to the producer known as Extended Producer Responsibility – Authorization. While the EPRA define under the Rule in the Section 3 (u) ‘Extended Producer Responsibility – Authorization’ means a permission given by Central Pollution Control Board to a producer, for managing Extended Producer Responsibility with implementation plans and targets outlined in such authorization including detail of Producer Responsibility Organization and e-waste exchange, if applicable.
Authorisation. To the Producers : That under section 13 (1) of the Rule made a procedure to get EPRA of producers . That every procedure has to file an application in the Form -1 to to Central Pollution Control Board and after receipt of the application complete in all respects, the Central Pollution Control Board will carry out evaluation of the Extended Producer Responsibility Plan and on being satisfied that the producer has detailed out an effective system to manage Extended Producer Responsibility in the country, shall grant Extended Producer Responsibility – Authorisation. The Extended Producer Responsibility – Authorisation shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of authorisation.
Under Section 13 ( 2) is given the procedure for Authorisation of Manufacturer. Wherein it has been mentioned that every manufacturer generating e-waste shall obtain an authorisation from the concerned State Pollution Control Board. That every manufactures have to applied before the concerned State Pollution Control Board. In FORM 1(a) for grant of authorisation. That the authorisation from the concerned state pollution control board shall be valid for a period of five years. That every person authorised under these rules shall maintain the record of e-waste handled by them in Form-2 and prepare and submit to the concerned State Pollution Control Board, an annual return containing the details specified in Form3 on or before the 30th day of June following the financial year to which that return relates.
Every Dismantler or Re-cycler of e-waste shall make an application, within a period of one hundred and twenty days starting from the date of coming into force of these rules, in Form-4 in triplicate to the concerned State Pollution Control Board accompanied with a copy of the following documents for the grant or renewal of authorization, namely:-
(a) consent to establish granted by the concerned State Pollution Control Board under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, (25 of 1974) and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981(21 of 1981).
(b) certificate of registration issued by the District Industries Centre or any other government agency authorised in this regard.
(c) proof of installed capacity of plant and machinery issued by the District Industries Centre or any other government agency authorised in this behalf.
(d) in case of renewal, a certificate of compliance of effluent and emission standards, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes as applicable from the concerned State Pollution Control Board or any other agency designated for this purpose.
every refurbisher of e-waste shall make an application, with in a period of one hundred and twenty days starting from the date of coming into force of these rules, in Form 1 (a) in triplicate to the concerned State Pollution Control Board accompanied with a copy of the following documents for the grant or renewal of authorization, namely:- (a) consent to establish granted by the concerned State Pollution Control Board under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, (25 of 1974) and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (21 of 1981); (b) certificate of registration issued by the District Industries Center or any other government agency authorized in this regard; (c) proof of installed capacity of plant and machinery issued by the District Industries Center or any other government agency authorized in this behalf.