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, 2014
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Electronic companies and pollution boards flout e-waste rules: Report

Source: Times of India, Date: , 2014

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.

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