In India, we have more than 151 registered dismantlers and recyclers to handle electronic waste. Before we see the official list of companies, we will take you through the regulatory body and the essential need of such regulation.
What is E-Waste?
E-waste or electronic waste is created when an electronic product is discarded after the end of its useful life. For more details, refer to our blog post on e-waste.
Who regulates E-Waste in India?
In India, the Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) along with the Central and State Pollution Control Board, regulates the E-Waste in India.
Why to regulate?
Electronic waste is classified as hazardous waste due to presence of wide variety of metals and illegal processing of electronic waste in an unsafe manner. At present, more than 80% of the e-waste is handled by the informal sector, who processes these electronic waste without any tools and recycle using hazardous chemicals. The effluent is discharged into nearby water bodies and the parts are dumped into rivers.
After careful consideration of the ecosystem, Indian government introduced strict regulations to control the illegal processing and enable for safer recycling by registered companies with proper infrastructure.
List of registered dismantlers/recyclers:
To know more about the list of registered dismantlers/recyclers, click here. (Central Pollution Control Board)
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