After plastic, govt aims a crackdown on e-waste in Maharashtra

After plastic, the state government will crack down on electronic waste. Producers of electrical and electronic goods like television sets, computers and mobile phones will be directed to fulfil mandatory extended producer responsibility (EPR) by setting up comprehensive e-waste management and recycling systems.

While ensuring scientific disposal of electronic waste, the plan will also prevent hazardous metals from polluting the environment due to improper dismantling processes which can cause health crisis due to the presence of heavy metals like lead, cadmium and mercury. Maharashtra generates a huge amount of e-waste due to strong presence of the IT/ITES industry and high tele-density.