Roundtable Meeting on Enforcement of Reduction in the Use of Hazardous Substances
Source: Toxics Link, Date: March , 2014
According to the E-waste
Rules, 2011, all electronic products sold in Indian market are to be RoHS
(Reduction in the use of Hazardous Substances) complaint by May 2014. Hence
there is a need for a compliance mechanism to be in place for effective
implementation of RoHS criteria.
Link, an environmental NGO which has been engaged on the issue of E-waste for
more than a decade felt it imperative to facilitate a discussion among various
stakeholders to deliberate upon the mechanism required to enforce RoHS
compliance. The meeting sought to provide clarity on how producers may
demonstrate compliance with its requirements. The roundtable provided a
platform to all the stakeholders for a healthy discussion, knowledge sharing so
as to find a way forward in trying to implement compliance mechanisms to reduce
environmental impact related to E-waste.