According to E-waste Management Rules 2016, waste EEE’s proper disposal is responsibility of producer. For such purpose producer’s need to track their products for at least 5 to 10 years in which time that product stops functioning and enters into electronic waste stream. Which product will enter the waste stream at what phase is difficult to ascertain in terms of product life due to two primary factors; one, in India, products are repaired/ refurbished multiple times before it enters waste stream and second electronic waste collection is a major challenge for most of the states in India. So, tracking an EEE product is best way to provide yearly collection targets for producers in India.
Constraint/s: Tracking cannot be based on ownership as it will violate their privacy.
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