E-waste not in the bin
Rules on electronic waste management were notified in May this year, but several electronics and electric equipment manufacturers in Delhi have not set up e-waste collection centres yet, say environmentalists.
The e-waste rules mandate Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), under which manufacturers must collect e-waste generated from their products and recycle them.
According to rules, collection centres are required to get authorisation from the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) within three months from the date of commencement of the rules.
Ashpreet Sethi, New Delhi, June 18, 2012, DHNS