Technical Support to MeitY for the implementation of selected elements of the Action Plan for Circular Economy in Electronics and Electrical Sector under the EU Resource Efficiency Initiative
The EU-Resource Efficiency Initiative for India (EU-REI), Phase-II, is supporting the implementation of CE principles in the e-waste sector in India, with a focus on critical and secondary raw materials, eco-design, recycling technologies, and circular economy indicators. Toxics Link, in collaboration with XLRI- Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur, is currently engaged in a project titled ‘Technical Support to MeitY for the implementation of selected elements of the Action Plan for Circular Economy in Electronics and Electrical Sector under the EU Resource Efficiency Initiative’ to initiate conversations around circularity and urban mining in e-waste.
The project encompasses various dimensions, including identifying and tracking critical raw materials (CRM) and recovering secondary raw materials (SRM), aiming to introduce best practices and integrate SRM into the global supply chain. By participating in the global recycling and supply chain, India’s efforts to promote recycling in the EEE sector can benefit from synergies and create a mechanism for digitally tracking the use of CRM. Drawing on experiences from the ProSUM project in the EU, this endeavour seeks to establish sustainable practices and contribute to the United Nations Global Sustainable Consumption and Production agenda (SDG 12).
Through these collaborative efforts, the project aims to foster the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources in India’s EEE sector, while addressing the environmental and social costs associated with its linear production and consumption model. By embracing circularity and implementing CE principles, India can ensure the efficient use of raw materials, minimize waste, and contribute to a more sustainable future in the EEE industry.