The producer’s perspective on e-waste management

Urbanization, economic growth, advances in technology and consumerism have not only improved people’s lives, but have also contributed to the creation of a waste stream called electronic waste (e-waste). India, the third largest producer of e-waste in the world, faces concerns over e-waste management. The Government of India puts the producer of electronic products at the center of formal e-waste management through their laws and regulations.

This research focuses on producers as stakeholders in e-waste management. An analysis was conducted of in-depth interviews with six experts from organizations that produce electronic products. These analyzes explore producers’ perspectives on e-waste management. In addition, the research provides a preliminary improvement in the barriers and factors that producers changed or changed by managing the electronic waste. The study makes favorable to the producer and government favorable to policy making. An overview of the barriers, changed factors and policy recommendations can be found in the appendix.

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