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The draft E-waste Management Rules notified by the government can be a game changer in safe handling and disposal of e-wate if implemented in letter and spirit. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. The draft E-waste Management Rules notified by the government can be a game changer in safe handling and disposal of e-wate if implemented in letter and spirit. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Quint

Why the question: 

The Environment Ministry this week released its Draft E-waste Management Rules which set fresh standards for businesses to adhere to when it comes to recycling electronic waste.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about draft E-waste Management Rules and their ability to manage safe disposal of e-waste.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving few facts regarding the rising number of e waste production every year.

Body:

Firstly, write about the various issues in the collection, management and disposal of e-waste. Write about its impact of this on developing countries like India and overall environment.

Next, write about the changes brought forth by draft E-waste Management Rules and how it can be a game changer.

Next, suggest various other measures to control and minimise the cause of e waste production.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.