With more than 25 crore mobile phones being discarded by users
each year, the Union Environment Ministry has come up with a new draft plan
that would suggest how best the electronic waste (e-waste) can be disposed off.
One of the key features of the draft E-waste (Management) Rules 2015 is to
financially reward the user, if the person deposits the equipment with a
designated e-waste collection centres. Setting up the collection centres would
be responsibility of manufacturers.