A gazette notification from the Centre notified new rules, increasing the number of items that fall under the e-waste category.
Story so far: The Ministry of Environment expanded the number of goods on the e-waste list from 21 to 106 in a gazette notification that was published on November 2. Given that Karnataka is one of the states that produce the most e-waste, it is a significant issue.
- The revised E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, will take effect in the next fiscal year.
- Karnataka generated about 1.2 lakh tonnes of e-waste in FY 2021-22.
New items: The new e-waste list includes appliances for sewing, knitting, weaving, vacuuming, dishwashing, modems, GPS, routers, cordless phones, video cameras, recorders, set-top boxes, video games, and more.
- The regulations provide an Extended Producer Responsibility Framework under which the manufacturer, producer, refurbisher, or recycler of electronic items must register.