Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding electronic waste, 07/11/2022

  • 07/11/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Sheokand Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 07/11/2022.

The National Green Tribunal, November 7, 2022 directed that the report of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on electronic waste be followed by all the state pollution control boards and pollution control committees.

The CPCB was asked to further monitor compliance at least twice a year by holding video conferences with the member secretaries of all the PCBs and PCCs. The CPCB report informed the court that the "leakage of e-waste from authorized dismantlers and recyclers is one of the major attribute for e-waste to reach the informal sector". The dismantlers and recyclers have been given processing capacity beyond their actual processing capacity and the same leads to leakages, the CPCB report said.