Most reputed electronic and
electrical equipment companiesóboth Indian and multinational have failed
grossly in fulfilling their responsibilities under extended producer
responsibility (EPR) as defined under the e-waste management rules 2011,
according to a report released by Toxics Link, an environmental NGO recently.
The report titled "Time to Reboot" names and shames 50 well-known
electronics including mobile phone, laptop, electronics, camera brands for not
taking back their products after 'end of life' or after they turn into e waste,
not having enough collection centers and other drawbacks. The report also
exposes the state pollution control boards that have not been carrying out
their functions of taking inventory of e-waste manufacturing units, ensuring
storage facility for e-waste, authorizing e-waste recycling plants and laying
out a procedure for storage of e-waste.