e-waste Guidelines: Applicability for ELCITA

Definitions and Application for Companies / ELCITA Members

a)      Bulk Consumer:  Bulk users of Electrical and Electronic equipment such as Central Government or State Government Departments, Public Sector undertakings, banks, educations institutions, multinational organizations, international agencies and private companies that are registered under the Factories Act, 1948 and Companies Act, 1956

b)      Consumer:  Means any person using electrical and electronic equipment excluding bulk consumers.

c)       Producers (Manufacturing Units): any person who, irrespective of the selling technique used, manufactures and offers to sell electrical and electronics equipment under its own brand name OR offers to sell under his own brand, assembled electrical and electronics equipment produced by manufacturers or suppliers OR offers to sell imported electrical and electronic equipment.

d)      Extended Producer Responsibility: responsibility of any producer of electrical or electronic equipment, for their products beyond manufacturing until environmentally sound management of their end-of-life products.

e)      Environmentally sound management of e-waste: taking all steps required to ensure that e-waste are managed in a manner which shall protect health and environment against any adverse effects, which may rely from hazardous substance contained in such waste.

f)       Electrical and Electronic Equipment: equipment, which is dependent on electric currents or electro-magnetic fields to be fully operational.

g)      E-waste:  waste electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part or rejects from their manufacturing and repair process, which are intended to be discarded.

h)      Orphaned Products: non-branded or assembled electrical and electronic equipment as specified in Schedule 1 or those produced by a company, which has closed its operations or had stopped product support.


For more information about any of the issues contained in this section, please contact Subha Niranjan:

Email: admin@elcita.in

Telephone: 080-4660 2222

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