What is EPR?

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a revolutionary concept in environmental management. It redistributes the responsibility for the responsible disposal and recycling of products back to the entities that produce, import, or brand them. EPR signifies a paradigm shift from a linear consumption model to a circular one, where the end-of-life of a product is considered right from its inception.

EPR is a beacon of hope for a more sustainable future, and it’s a key driver behind our relentless commitment to responsible E-waste management.

E-waste Management Rules 2022

E-waste Management Rules 2022 The E-waste Management Rules of 2022 represent a significant milestone in the journey towards eco-conscious electronic waste management. These rules came into effect on April 1, 2023, and their primary objective is the creation of an eco-conscious and sustainable electronic waste ecosystem.

Under these rules, various stakeholders, particularly Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs), have been entrusted with significant responsibilities to ensure the responsible management of electronic waste. The implications of these rules extend to the entire lifecycle of electronic products, making it essential for PIBOs to adapt to new norms and practices.

Duties and Obligations of PIBOs

For Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs), adhering to the new E-waste Management Rules is not just a legal obligation but a significant step toward environmental stewardship. These responsibilities encompass:

Meeting Recycling Targets

The Rules have introduced stringent annual E-waste recycling targets that PIBOs are mandated to achieve. These targets are a pivotal force in diverting electronic waste away from landfills and advancing the cause of responsible recycling.

Ensuring Safe Disposal

PIBOs bear the vital responsibility of ensuring that electronic waste is disposed of in a manner that aligns with environmentally sound practices. This commitment to safe disposal not only mitigates potential harm to the environment but also safeguards public health, setting the stage for a more sustainable future.

Managing Hazardous Materials

Many electronic products harbor hazardous components, including batteries and specific chemicals. It is incumbent upon PIBOs to oversee the proper handling and disposal of these potentially harmful materials. By doing so, they play a pivotal role in reducing risks and environmental impact.

As responsible stewards of electronic waste, PIBOs are at the forefront of driving positive change and promoting sustainability in the realm of electronic waste management.

How Ecoreco Can Help You Fulfill Your EPR Responsibilities ?

At Ecoreco, we are deeply committed to forging lasting relationships and collaborations with Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs). We serve as a dedicated platform designed to simplify Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) compliance. Here’s a more detailed look at how our partnership with you can make a significant difference

Streamlined Electronic Waste Collection and Recycling

Ecoreco offers a seamless and efficient solution for electronic waste collection and responsible recycling. We understand the intricacies of the electronic waste landscape and have the infrastructure and expertise to ensure a hassle-free collection process. Our tailored services are specifically designed to ease your journey towards meeting your recycling targets and complying with EPR requirements. By entrusting us with the management of your electronic waste, you can rest assured that your contributions to responsible recycling are in expert hands.

EPR Certificates: Acknowledging Your Commitment

To recognize your unwavering commitment to eco-conscious practices and the responsible management of electronic waste, Ecoreco offers assistance to PIBOs in generating EPR certificates. These certificates serve as a testament to your dedicated efforts and invaluable contributions to environmental stewardship. Displaying your EPR certificate not only showcases your commitment but also demonstrates your role in building a more sustainable future.

Ecoreco: Nurturing Sustainable Partnerships for EPR Compliance

Ecoreco, as a reliable partner for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) compliance, extends its helping hand to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) manufacturers and producers. Through our extensive pan-India network of Takeback Points, Reverse Logistics, and Environmentally Friendly Dismantling/Recycling Centers, we undertake the environmental responsibilities of producers. This service, known as “Call to Compliance,” is tailored to ease the burden of EPR compliance, enabling producers to focus on their core operations. Moreover, we firmly believe in nurturing sustainable partnerships and are committed to working closely with PIBOs (Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners) to ensure their continuous compliance with EPR requirements. Our approach to collaboration is built on trust, longevity, and shared environmental goals, making you an integral part of our mission to create a more sustainable future. We view our partnerships as enduring commitments to environmental responsibility, fostering a greener and cleaner world together.

E-waste Management Simplified for Manufacturers

As India’s pioneering and fully compliant E-waste management company, our commitment extends beyond mere compliance; we are dedicated to facilitating seamless electronic waste management for manufacturers. Through our extensive and meticulously designed pan-India collection and logistics infrastructure, we offer a comprehensive solution that empowers manufacturers to meet their Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) obligations with unparalleled ease and efficiency. By partnering with us, manufacturers can significantly reduce the financial burden and complexities associated with in-house compliance management. This, in turn, allows them to refocus their resources and efforts on their core businesses, driving innovation, and ensuring continued growth.

Our tailored services not only relieve the operational and logistical challenges but also grant manufacturers the satisfaction of being responsible corporate citizens, actively participating in environmental sustainability and safeguarding the planet for future generations.

Joining forces with Ecoreco empowers you to meet your EPR obligations while actively contributing to a more sustainable future. Together, we can create a world where electronic waste is managed responsibly, protecting our planet, conserving valuable resources, and ensuring a cleaner and greener future for generations to come.

Ready to take the next step in responsible E-waste management ? Contact Us today and embark on a journey towards a cleaner, more sustainable, and environmentally responsible future.

The list of EEE as per E-waste Management Rules, 2022


Categories of Electrical and Electronic Equipment covered under the Rules

Categories of electrical & electronic equipment
EEE Code
(i)Information technology and telecommunication equipment 
 Centralized data processing : Mainframes, Minicomputers ITEW1
 Personal Computing : Personal Computers (Central Processing unit with input andoutput devices)ITEW2
 Personal Computing : Laptop Computers (Central Processing unit with input and output devices)ITEW3
 Personal Computing : Notebook Computers ITEW4
 Personal Computing : Notepad Computers ITEW5
 Printers including cartridges ITEW6
 Copying EquipmentITEW7
 Electrical and Electronic TypewritersITEW8
 User terminal and SystemsITEW9
 Pay telephonesITEW13
 Cordless telephonesITEW14
 Cellular telephonesITEW15
 Answering SystemITEW16
 Products or equipment of transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunicationsITEW17
 BTS (all components excluding structure of tower) ITEW18
 Tablets, I-PADITEW19
 Phablets ITEW20
 Scanners ITEW21
 Routers ITEW22
 Inverter ITEW25
 Modems ITEW26
 Electronic data storage devices ITEW27
(ii)Consumer Electrical and Electronics and Photovoltaic Panels 
 Television sets (including sets based on Liquid Crystal Display and light Emitting Diode Technology)CEEW1
 Washing MachineCEEW3
 Air- Conditioners excluding centralised air conditioning plantsCEEW4
 Fluorescent and other Mercury containing lampsCEEW5
 Screen, Electronic Photo frames, Electronic Display Panel, MonitorsCEEW6
 Radio sets CEEW7
 Set top BoxesCEEW8
 Video CamerasCEEW9
 Video RecordersCEEW10
 Hi-Fi RecordersCEEW11
 Audio AmplifiersCEEW12
 Other products or equipment for the purpose of recording or reproducing sound or
images including signals and other technologies for the distribution of sound and
image by telecommunications
 Solar panels/cells, solar Photovoltaic panels/cells/modulesCEEW14
 Luminaires for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaires in householdsCEEW15
 High intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lampsCEEW16
 Low pressure sodium lampsCEEW17
 Other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light
excluding filament bulbs
 Digital cameraCEEW19
(iii)Large and Small Electrical and Electronic Equipment 
 Large cooling appliancesLSEEW1
 Other large appliances used for refrigeration, conservation and storage of foodLSEEW3
 Clothes dryers LSEEW4
 Dish Washing MachinesLSEEW5
 Electric cookersLSEEW6
 Electric stovesLSEEW7
 Electric hot platesLSEEW8
 Microwaves, Microwave OvenLSEEW9
 Other large appliances used for cooking and other processing of foodLSEEW10
 Electric heating appliancesLSEEW11
 Electric radiatorsLSEEW12
 Other large appliances for heating rooms, beds, seating furnitureLSEEW13
 Electric fansLSEEW14
 Other fanning, exhaust ventilation and conditioning equipmentLSEEW15
 Vacuum cleanersLSEEW16
 Carpet sweepers LSEEW17
 Other appliances for cleaning LSEEW18
 Appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textilesLSEEW19
 Iron and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothingLSEEW20
 Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packagesLSEEW21
 Smoke detectorLSEEW22
 Heating RegulatorsLSEEW23
 Automatic dispensers for hot drinksLSEEW25
 Automatic dispensers for hot or cold bottles or cans LSEEW26
 Automatic dispensers for solid productsLSEEW27
 Automatic dispensers for money LSEEW28
 All appliances which deliver automatically all kinds of products LSEEW29
 Indoor air purifierLSEEW30
 Hair dryerLSEEW31
 Electric shaverLSEEW32
 Electric kettleLSEEW33
 Electronic display panels/board/visual display unitLSEEW34
(iv)Electrical and Electronic Tools (With the exception of large- Scale Stationary Industrial Tools) 
 Sewing MachinesEETW3
 Equipment for turning, milling, sanding, grinding, sawing, cutting, shearing, drilling, making holes, punching, folding, bending or similar processing of wood, metal and other materialsEETW4
 Tools for riveting, nailing or screwing or removing rivets, nails, screws or similar usesEETW5
 Tools for welding, soldering, or similar useEETW6
 Equipment for spraying, spreading, dispersing or other treatment of liquid or gaseous substance by other meansEETW7
 Tools for mowing or other gardening activitiesEETW8
(v)Toys, Leisure and Sports Equipment 
 Electrical trains or car racing setsTLSEW1
 Hand-held video games consolesTLSEW2
 Video gamesTLSEW3
 Computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc.TLSEW4
 Sports equipment with electric or electronic componentsTLSEW5
 Coin slot machinesTLSEW6
(vi)Medical Devices (With the Exception of All Implanted and Infected Products) 
 Radiotherapy equipment and accessoriesMDW1
 Cardiology equipment and accessoriesMDW2
 Dialysis equipment and accessoriesMDW3
 Pulmonary ventilators and accessoriesMDW4
 Nuclear Medicine Equipment and accessoriesMDW5
 Laboratory equipment for in vitro diagnosis and accessories MDW6
 Analysers and accessoriesMDW7
 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanner, Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner, & Ultrasound Equipment along with accessoriesMDW8
 Fertilization tests equipment and accessoriesMDW9
 Other electric appliances/equipment/kits used for preventing, screening, detecting, monitoring, evaluating, reviewing, examining, investigating, probing, treating illness sickness, disease, disorder, affliction, infection, injury, trauma, abuse or disability including the Mobiles, Tablets or any other device with the features having the potential of sex selection and their accessoriesMDW10
(vii)Laboratory Instruments 
 Gas analyserLIW1
 Equipment having electrical and electronic componentsLIW2

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