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Bangladesh Department of Environment Publishes Draft E-Waste Management Policy

Paul Ploumis
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The companies are required to get them registered with the DoE and present a detailed plan as to how they intend to treat the end-of-life electronics items.

Bangladesh Department of Environment Publishes Draft E-Waste Management Policy

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The Bangladesh Department of Environment (DoE) announced publication of draft e-waste management rules. The ‘Hazardous Waste (E-Waste) Management Rules, 2019’ restricts use of as many as 15 substances or group of substances in certain electrical products.

The new set of rules will be applicable to every e-waste producer, manufacturer, large importer, dismantler, recycler, trader or shopkeeper, hoarder, transporter, repairer, collection centre, auctioneer, exporter and large users of electrical and electronic products and other relevant persons. The applicable products include household appliances, monitoring and control equipment, medical equipment, automatic machines and IT & telecommunication equipment.

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The companies are required to get them registered with the DoE and present a detailed plan as to how they intend to treat the end-of-life electronics items. Also, the product booklet must provide the list of hazardous substances contained in the product.

In accordance with latest DoE estimates, approximately 4 lakh tonnes of e-waste were generated in the country in 2018. A separate study had projected the country’s e-waste to touch 46.2 lakh tonnes by 2035.

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