The Centre today claimed before Delhi High
Court that manufacturers of CFL bulbs, mostly multinational firms, do not want
to adhere to the new e-waste management rules in India though they complied
with similar regulations in Europe and other countries. The government told a
bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal that these
new rules were in accordance with the international convention and these
mercury containing lights cannot be allowed to be thrown in open as it has an
adverse impact on the environment.