India enacts RoHS and WEEE
India has enacted the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011.
The Rules 2011 cover both the restriction of hazardous materials in electronic and electrical equipment, and also impose responsibility on producers, collection centres, consumers or bulk consumers, dismantlers, and recyclers.
The Rules, 2011 apply to every producer, consumer or bulk consumer involved in the manufacture, sale, and purchase and processing of electrical and electronic equipment or components, collection centre, dismantler and recycler of e-waste.
WEEE related provisions will enter into force on 1 May 2012, and RoHS related provisions will enter into force on 12 May 2013.
Source: Young and Global Partners (more to follow on this story).