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Tough targets hinder e-waste rule rollout

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2017

The Times Of India, New Delhi, March 2017:The implementation of the e-waste rules 2016, which are to come into force this May, may now be delayed with industry associations of electrical and electronic equipment demanding a relaxation in targets of e-waste collection for recycling as specified in the rules.The e-waste rules 2016 specify that firms collect 30% of the e-waste generated by them in the first two years of implementation of rules. But industry bodies such as Manufacturers' Association of Information Technology (MAIT), Indian Cellular Association (ICA) and others recently met the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) to demand a relaxation in these targets and ask for a few more changes in the enforcement of these rules.

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