In India, ‘extend producer responsibility’ was introduced as an important feature in which of the following?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2019 Prelims]
(a) The Bio-medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998
(b) The Recycled Plastic (Manufacturing and Usage) Rules, 1999
(c) The e-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011
(d) The Food Safety and Standard Regulations, 2011
- The e-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 recognizes producers‘ liability for recycling and reducing e-waste in the country.
- The e-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 introduced ‘extended producer responsibility’.
- Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is the responsibility of any producer of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) for collection and channelization of e-waste from the end of life product to an authorized dismantler/recycler.