Decoding the Amended E-Waste Management Rules in India

The Indian government has implemented revised regulations for managing electronic waste (e-waste). A key feature of these amendments is the introduction of EPR certificates. These tradable certificates act as a mandatory requirement for manufacturers and importers to operate within the country. The government will hold the authority to determine the pricing of these certificates.


Concerns have been raised by experts regarding the enforceability of this system and its potential to hinder the effectiveness of the EPR program. The possibility of double reporting and fraudulent certificate trading is a major cause for apprehension. Additionally, the government's control over setting prices raises concerns about excessive market intervention.

However, some experts believe these revised rules offer manufacturers and recyclers a grace period to comply with the regulations.