PC makers to device draft law on e-waste

By agencies   |   Friday, 24 June 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Amid rising concerns over e-waste in India, top personal computer (PC) manufacturers are now coming together to find a workable solution, including proposing a draft legislation on e-waste management.

As a first step towards this, the industry is understood to have held a video conference recently where it was decided that MNCs here would seek the views of their parent organizations, which are already working on e-waste initiatives in Europe and the U.S.

At the meeting, it was also decided to collect and compile the process, success stories and best practices on e-waste management by leading PC and hardware manufacturers and put it on hardware association MAIT's Web site for awareness creation, sources said.

Keeping in view that any legislation that is passed would have far reaching consequences on the business, the players have also decided to come out with a draft legislation prepared by the industry. Legislations of other industries would be referred for this purpose, sources pointed out.

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