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.
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:
Begin by giving few facts regarding the rising number of e waste production every year.
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.
Conclude with a way forward.