E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 were notified in 2011 and had come into effect since 1st May, 2012. Intex Technologies (I) was one of the first Manufacturers / Producer who has effectively implemented E-Waste Rules and very responsibly managed all aspects as per the set rules. We also kept on making regular upgrades to comply all perspective of environmental conservation through partner association for handling and management of electronic and electrical waste, in no ways ending at landfill.
Now, as per the new guidelines, MoEF& CC, Government of India in supersession of E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 has notified the E-Waste(Management) Rules, 2016 vide G.S.R. 338(E) dated 23.03.2016 which has now been effective from 1st October’2017. These rules are applicable to every producer, consumer or bulk consumer, collection centre, dismantler and recycler of e-waste involved in the manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment or components specified in Schedule – I of the Rules.
Two categories of electrical and electronic equipment namely (i) IT and Telecommunication Equipment and (ii.) Consumer Electricals and Electronics such as TVs, Washing Machines, Refrigerators Air Conditioners including fluorescent and other mercury containing lamps are covered under these Rules. The main feature, of these rules, is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Target based approach for implementation of EPR has been adopted in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2017, which stipulate phase wise collection target to producers for the collection of e-waste, either in number or weight for respective category, which shall be 10% for 2017-18 to be calculated and notified henceforth by Central Pollution Control Board. Also, the new targets are to be calculated on the periodic sale as per category under the Life-Cycle fulfilment of each category. And, hence a 10% on target on each following year.
But with sheer pro-activeness and continued guidance from the management, we at Intex Technologies (I) Ltd, within no-time, have updated our systems and processes as per the mandate of E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2017 and its amendments, which includes specific guidelines for extended producer responsibility, channelization, collection centres, storage, transportation, environmentally sound dismantling and recycling, refurbishment, and random sampling of EEE for testing of RoHS parameters.