Another part of the world is stepping forward to tackle the electronic waste problem. This time it’s New Delhi in India, which has begun enforcing e-waste management requirements as of the first of May.
The Central Pollution Control Board (“CPCB”) which is a division of The Ministry of Environment and Forests that was formed back in 1974, has issued guidelines that require manufacturers and retailers to accept, free of charge, e-waste from consumers and then re-sell, recycle, or properly dispose of those items.
Specifically, the law labels many types of electronics as hazardous materials, putting them under the Hazardous Waste Management Division (“HWMD”) of the CPCB. Manufacturers are required to submit collection and recycling plans to the HWMD, with most having done so in advance of the rules taking effect at the first of the month.