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Facts & Figures at a Glance

  • 31 multinational and 19 national companies selling IT, telecom and consumer electronics included in the study.
  • 17 companies in the lowest band red (Bad), another 15 feature in the yellow band (Not so good). 11 companies make it to the blue band (Fair). Only 7 out of the 50 companies included in the study make it to the green band (good).
  • Many leading companies, including multinational brands, are in the red category, signifying bad performance on the defined scale.
  • More than 50% of the Indian companies included in the study have failed to set up any take back system in the country.
  • 31 out of the 50 companies do not provide any information on physical collection points for consumers. Only 4 brands have more than 100 collection points.
  • No information was available with the helpline of 72% of the companies. Most company collection points did not adequate information.
  • Most SPCBs, the monitoring agency, have no mechanism in place for monitoring the system set up by Producers or the environmental standards maintained by the processing plants.

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Media Coverage

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management: Top Brands “Perform Dismally” On E-Waste Management in India

Economic Times: Karnataka state pollution control board sends out show-cause notices to 32 electronics producers

Hindustan Times: Sitting on an e-time bomb

India Today: Big brands flouting e-waste norms in Delhi 

Indiatogether: When companies flout norms and regulators look away

Times of India: Electronic companies and pollution boards flout e-waste rules: Report

The Hindu: Top companies flout e-waste rules

The Pioneer: Many top firms don’t bother about e-waste rules

The Tribune: Top firms perform dismally on e-waste management

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