In India, E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 were published in March 2016 and came into effect on October 1, 2016.
The Rules passed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, are implemented by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and monitored by the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs).
Teradata, being a producer has a part in the Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR) and therefore has appointed PROEPR as its Producers’ Responsibility Organization to act locally while it helps in protecting the environment globally.
As long as the toxic components in electronics are enclosed within the original manufacturer’s designed outer-shell of the gadget, they don’t pose much of a danger as they have been engineered to contain any such effects. However, accidental breakage or damage of such electronics or E-waste can lead to toxic elements leaking and contaminating their immediate environment. Damage to the environment due to accidental breakage of E-waste is a major concern in informal E-waste disposal and recycling facilities, so consumers need to ensure that they dispose their E-waste only at authorized E-waste recycler.