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What are regulations that control generation and disposal of e-waste in India?

Is it toxic? Some of the components of e-waste contain materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, polychlorinated bi-phenyls (PCBs), etched chemicals, brominated flame retardants which are hazardous in nature. Therefore e-waste should be handled in an environment-friendly manner to prevent this hazardous material polluting the environment. 

E-waste as such is not toxic. However, processing of e-waste to recover valuable materials such as lead, copper and gold is hazardous. Therefore a careful environmentally sound recovery process is required for recycling the e-waste.
How to dispose the e-waste?

E-wastes should not be given to unauthorized vendors / buyers. The respective pollution control boards in different States authorize agencies to collect e-waste from generators. The dealers should have valid Air Consent, Water Consent and Hazardous waste authorization. This authorization is given based on the competency of the recycler, infrastructure and other factors as decided by the regulatory authorities.

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