In India, according to the available data from 2019, only 1% of the total 3230 tons of E-waste generated is formally collected. This highlights the urgent need for an increased number of authorized collection centers dedicated to the proper management of E-waste, thereby preventing its disposal in landfills and unapproved sources.
The resolution requires the collaborative participation of corporations, industry associations, EMS organizations, MSMEs, SMEs, and distribution points to reach a consensus and commit to exclusively delivering waste to authorized collection centers. This measure aims to mitigate the adverse effects of electronic waste and hazardous materials on the environment.
EEE put on the market is defined as any supply of a product for distribution, consumption or use on the market during a commercial activity, whether in return for exchange, resale or free of charge.
E-waste generated is defined as the amount of discarded electrical or electronic products (e-waste) due to consumption within the national territory in a given reporting year, prior to any collection, reuse, treatment, or export.
E-waste formally collected represents the e-waste collected as e-waste and regulated by environmental protection laws specifically designed for e-waste. This includes e-waste that is collected and later exported and treated according to national standards in another country.