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  • I understand that setting

    I understand that setting targets for E-waste might help matters but there are still a lot of basic issues which have to be dealt with first. Producers face lots of issues with authorization and there is a lot of support needed from the Pollution Control Boards as well. In the current scenario, no matter what picture is painted, the PCBs do not have the capacity or structure in place themselves to provide a proper path-way and are not able to provide that support.

    Also, the E-waste Recycling centers might not be operating at their full capacity but the other side of the coin says that there is a lot of 'reverse flow' of material which happens to the informal sector and there are a lot of leakages even in the supposedly safe and secure channels for flow of E-waste.

    But yes, Producers need to invest more effort towards awareness raising activities about E-waste as well- something which is lacking as of now. Consumers are hardly aware where to dispose their E-waste and mostly they don't even know what E-waste is.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
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