|Which of the following is/are provisions under 'E-waste (Management and Handlings) Rules, 2011'?|
|1. It specifies threshold for use of hazardous material including Pb, Hg and Cd.|
|2. It introduced the concept of 'Extended Producer Responsibility' (EPR), with some exceptions.|
|3. Under EPR, producer is also entrusted with the responsibility to finance the costs involved in complying EPR.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.|
A) Only 1
B) 1 and 2
C) Only 2
D) All of these
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] The E-waste (Management and Handlings) Rules, 2011, came into effect from April, 2012. Rules aim at reduction in the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment by specifying threshold for use of hazardous material including Pb, Hg and Cd. It introduced concept of EPR, however with some exceptions such as lead acid batteries, MSEs and radioactive wastes as covered under the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962. So, all of the statements are correct and option [d] is correct answer.
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