Faced with increasing amounts of waste, governments have reviewed the available policy options and concluded that placing the responsibility for the post-consumer phase of certain goods on producers could be an option. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach, under which, producers are given a significant responsibility (financial and/or physical) for the treatment or disposal of post-consumer products. Assigning such responsibility could provide incentives to prevent wastes at the source, promote product design for the environment and support the achievement of public recycling and materials management goals. EPR may take the form of a reuse, buy-back, or recycling program. The producer may also choose to delegate this responsibility to a third party called producer responsibility organization (PRO), which is paid by the producer for used-product management. In this way, EPR shifts the responsibility for waste management from government to private industry, obliging producers, importers and/or sellers to internalise waste management costs in their product prices and ensure the safe handling of their products. Under our program CONNECT, Ye Prayas offers a unique opportunity to fulfil a producer’s e- waste collection obligations under the EPR guidelines in E-waste Management & Handling rules, 2016. It is an established fact that up to 95% of India’s massive e-waste generation ends up in the informal sector. Therefore, there is a huge potential in tapping the informal e-waste sector to channelize the e-waste to formal recycling operations. We look at India’s vast informal e-waste sector as a profitable solution. But currently, informal to formal transfer of e-waste is unprofitable in India.
We manage and operate the Producer Responsibility Organization “Ye Prayas” to provide producers a sustainable, reliable and efficient option to comply with their extended producer obligations as prescribed in the CPCB’s Implementation Guidelines for E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
The broader, specific objectives of the PRO are to:
Our services are:
Through outsourcing the process to the experienced partner and by signing up with CIERP, producers assure their compliance in regard to their EPR obligations while they benefit from economies of scale and burden relief.
For end-of-life electronic products, we offer customized take-back and recycling services. Our mission is to tap and utilize to the full all the economic and ecological advantages that enable an innovative return concept for your and your customers’ benefit.
Our services – Your benefits: