EPR

EPR

Extended Producer Responsibility

What is Extended Producer Responsibility?


Extended Producer Responsibility is the obligation on the part of all the producers to manage the electronic and electrical equipment after it has reached its end-of-life. According to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, all such organization need to obtain Extended Producer Responsibility Authorization from the Central Pollution Control Board. EPR Authorisation is required to ensure that the end- of life EEE (E-Waste) generated from the products of the producers are channelized to authorised dismantlers/recyclers. EPR authorisation is mandatory and has to be obtained by all the producers including importers, e-retailers/online sellers/e-bay and so on according to the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.

According, to the E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018 the EPR have been revised in order to bring some ease to the producers. The revised targets as per rule are to collect only 10 per cent of e-waste during 2017-18, 20 per cent during 2018-19, 30 per cent during 2019-20 and 40 per cent during 2020-21 and so on. Another important feature of the newly amended law is Producers/importers, who have recently started their operations—whose number of years of operations is lesser than the average life of the product they are selling—have also been given a collection target which is lesser than the targets for other producers.

Chart for EPR targets to be fulfilled by the producers

Sl.No Year E-Waste Collection Target
1 2017-2018 10% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in EPR Plan.
2 2018-2019 20% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in EPR Plan.
3 2019-2020 30% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in EPR Plan
4 2020-2021 40% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in EPR Plan
5 2021-2022 50% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in EPR Plan.
6 2022-2023 60% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in EPR Plan
7 2023 onwards 70% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in EPR Plan.
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Eco E-waste Recyclers and Lubrina Recycling are our Recycling partners.