Towards and IT Products Sustainability Standard for India

Towards and IT Products Sustainability Standard for India

Together with the Green Electronics Council (GEC, USA), CRB has initiated this project to explore the possibility of developing an IT Products Sustainability Standard for India, using the knowledge and experience on this issue of some advanced economies (USA, EU Member States) and inputs from Indian stakeholders. This project started off with astakeholder consultation meeting on 21st April 2017, New Delhi – with the aim of identifying some of the key challenges related to end-of-life of IT products in India (especially personal computers, imaging equipment and cellphones) and identify opportunities for the private sector from adoption of e-waste management practices. This intervention aims pioneer engagement of multiple stakeholders through a consultative process to develop a standard that is locally owned. A number of enabling factors would need attention for the standard to be effective.