Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
Issues and solutions of electronic waste urban mining for circular economy transition: An Indian contextJournal of Environmental Management, 2021: This study examines the issues and challenges of e-waste urban mining in India for the development of a sustainable economy. Integrated Multi-Criteria-Decision making methods (MCDM) and the Step-Wise Weight Assessment Ratio Analysis (SWARA) are used to prioritize issues, being socio-economic issues the most critical ones. The possible, most-impactable solutions are to enhance citizen awareness campaigns, train staff to handle safe disposal and produce eco-friendly electronic products.
Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 290.
Author(s): Sharma, M.; Joshi, S.; Govindan, K.
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Gap analysis on responsible e-waste management efforts in IndiaGreen Electronics Council and Centre for Responsible Business, 2018: This report identifies institutional, economic, and technological barriers and the potential role of a sustainability standard to build capacity and help foster solutions.
GreenCo Rating for E-Waste Recyclers
Pilot Version. Abridged Reference Guide
CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, 2018: The CII GreenCo Rating System for E-Waste Recyclers advocates a combination of systems and performances-based approach. It aims to provide leadership and guidance to recyclers on implementing certain important requirements as an e-waste recycler.
Supported by SRI India Program.
Potential criteria for a voluntary consensus sustainability standard for electronic products in IndiaGreen Electronics Council and Centre for Responsible Business, 2018: The draft criteria proposed in this report outline potential capacity building opportunities related to end-of-life management. The proposed draft capacity building criteria presented in this document aim to reflect the priorities and challenges within India for responsibly managing electronics at end-of-life while explicitly seeking ways to strengthen and formalize engagement by the informal sector.
E- Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018Indian Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 2018: Amendment of the E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, with the objective of channelizing the E-waste generated in the country towards authorized dismantlers and recyclers in order to formalize the e-waste recycling sector. The provision of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Rules have been also revised and targets have been introduced for new producers who have started their sales operations recently.
Creating Successful Formal-informal Partnerships in the Indian E-waste SectorDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 2018: This document complements the analysis made in the 2017 report “Building the Link: Leveraging Formal-Informal Partnerships in the Indian E-Waste Sector” and builds upon the findings from a number of previous publications. It goes beyond existing recommendations in that it provides practical guidance under the recast policy framework of the E-waste Management Rules, 2016.
Author(s): Henzler, Mikael P.; Morton Hemkhaus, Frederik Eisinger; Sinha Satish, Priti Mahesh; Gautam Mehra
Building the Link: Leveraging Formal-Informal Partnerships in the Indian E-Waste SectorDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 2017: The GIZ advisory project on Sustainable Solid Waste Management and Circular Economy commissioned this study to look at a number of prominent case studies which are (or were) positioned at the nexus of the formal and informal sector in order to identify the drivers for and barriers to a continued process of formalisation. Numerous indepth interviews with representatives from initiatives which carry out collection, dismantling and/or recycling of WEEE were conducted.
Author(s): Mikael Henzler; Fredrik Eisinger; Jai Gaurav; Morton Hemkhaus; Satish Sinha; Priti Mahesh; and Gautam Mehra.
Implementation Guidelines for E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016Indian Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), 2016: The guidance document was developed to help the Producers, Consumer & Bulk Consumer, Collection Center, Dismantler, Recycler and Regulatory agencies (SPCBs/PCCs) for effective compliance/implementation of the E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016, which replace the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011. The document includes specific guidelines for extended producer responsibility, channelisation, collection centres, storage, transportation, environmentally sound dismantling and recycling, refurbishment, and random sampling of EEE for testing of RoHS parameters.
E-Waste Management in IndiaEcoreco, 2014: Report analysing how the e-waste is managed in India, concluding that the gap between e-waste mismanagement and responsible e-waste management can be bridged through a three-pronged strategy of increasing consumer awareness, creating opportunities to integrate the informal sector and intensifying efforts to implement a regulatory interface.