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E-Waste Management in India

Preventive Rather than Punitive

According to the Crimes in India volume of the National Crime Records Bureau for 2021, there are a total of 59,220 cases that have been reported under environmental pollution acts. However, the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules of 2010 are only preventive in nature. We examine the legal process for managing e-waste and the necessity to make it more stringent.

Along with the piles of trash produced by electrical and technical devices, there are several other problems—recycling and disposal are not done properly, toxins are released into the soil, water, air, and human tissue which raises the concentrations of lead and other harmful compounds. Environmentalists and international conventions like the Basel Convention have placed a strong emphasis on the globalisation of e-waste flows during the past 30 years. In policy talks, particularly those concerning climate change, environmental externalities are receiving more consideration and awareness. The public conversation and policy agenda are being dominated by worries about equitable and inclusive economic growth (Chaudhary 2018).

Almost all the people around the globe are using electronic gadgets and devices (electrical and electronic equipment) and, as per definition, it means the equip­ment dependent on electric currents or electro­magnetic fields need to be fully functional.

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Updated On : 17th Jul, 2023
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