At the time most of the existing environmental laws in India were formulated, the concept of product stewardship was little known or understood. The Indian legal framework calls upon every stakeholder to jointly protect and improve the natural environment, and EIATRACK, which tracks environmental regulations for electronics manufacturing industries, is now assisting by tracking India’s environmental regulations. As one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in the Asia/Pacific region, India.
The latest EIATRACK special report provides a detailed description of the Indian regulatory regime governing environmental issues, including the regulatory mechanisms embodying product stewardship aspects for the electronics industry, the key authorities and their respective roles and responsibilities, and recent developments and initiatives associated with the environmentally sound management of electronic products.
“Recognizing the difficulties companies are having in this economy and with increased environmental regulations affecting their businesses worldwide, TIA has mounted an energetic campaign to increase EIATRACK coverage to include fast-developing countries such as India,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “Global acceptance of product stewardship – the demand for it – will continue to grow. TIA is committed to giving our industry the tools to meet this demand.”
To read the special report, visit the Overview of India page. Soon, a range of subject reports for India will be published on EIATRACK. The reports will include discussions of various legal and policy instruments as well as certain relevant judicial pronouncements on various issues. The topic areas currently being developed for India include:
- Energy efficiency
- Battery regulations
- Domestic management and trans-boundary movement of hazardous substances/wastes
- Waste disposal and recycling
- Product take back
“India is just the first of several new jurisdictions we plan to roll out by the end of the year,” said TIA Environmental Program Manager Ellen Farmer.
EIATRACK is a subscription-based web service that delivers information on product-oriented environmental compliance for the electronics sector in more than 100 global jurisdictions, including each of the United States. The EIATRACK team is made up of legal and technical partners that cut across the disciplines of law, environmental policy and science. Compliance issues are tracked through subject updates and reports across jurisdictions. EIATRACK is owned by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leader in advocacy, standards development, business development and intelligence for the ICT industry.
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