Title: A regulatory approach for e-waste management: a cross-national review of current practice and policy with an assessment and policy recommendation for the Indian perspective

 

Author: Amitava Bandyopadhyay

 

Address: West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Alipore Regional Office, Industry House, 2nd Floor, 10, Camac Street, Kolkata 700 017, India

 

Journal: Int. J. of Environment and Waste Management, 2008 Vol.2, No.1/2, pp.139 - 186

 

Abstract: This paper attempts to make an assessment and policy recommendation for the Indian perspective through a cross-national review of current practice and policy. It also addresses in a transition economy with some reference to policies and practices in other transition economies. It has been shown that existing Hazardous Waste Rules could overturn the necessity of a separate national legislation dealing with e-waste alone after it is being configured to accommodate e-waste for its management in India. The regulatory approach proposed could serve as a model or at least a starting point for other transition countries that may not be so far along as India with respect to management of e-waste.

 

Keywords: electronic waste; waste electrical and electronic equipment; e-waste; WEEE Directive; EU directives; WEEE management; Basel convention; legislation; regulation; India; waste management; hazardous waste.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2008.016998

 

Available online 03 Feb 2008

 

 

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