Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
E- Waste (Management) Rules, 2022Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 2023: These rules shall apply to every manufacturer, producer refurbisher, dismantler and recycler involved in manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, refurbishing, dismantling, recycling and processing of (W)EEE including their components, consumables, parts and spares. Not applicable to waste batteries as covered under the Battery Waste Management Rules.
Amendments: >E-Waste (Management) Second Amendment Rules, 2023; E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2023.
Sustainable waste electrical and electronic equipment management guide in emerging economies context: A structural model approachJournal of Cleaner Production, 2022: The present study considers multi-stakeholder's perspective to identify enablers of sustainable WEEE management in an emerging economy, i.e., India. We identified 23 potential enablers through literature review and discussion with domain experts. Research and development capabilities and digitisation, extended producer responsibility, monitoring of illegal import and dumping, environmental regulations and WEEE policies, and use of cleaner recycling technologies were recognised as the most significant causal enablers.
Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 336, 130391.
Author(s): Ashwani Kumar, Diptanshu Gaur, Yang Liu, Dheeraj Sharma.
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.
Availability upon payment
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.
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.