'In accordance with the National Environmental Policy (NEP) and to address sustainable development concerns, there is a need to facilitate the recovery and/or reuse of useful materials from waste generated from a process and/or from the use of any material thereby, reducing the wastes destined for final disposal and to ensure the environmentally sound management of all materials.'

'The objective of these Guidelines is to provide guidance for identification of various
sources of waste electrical and electronic equipments (e-waste) and prescribed
procedures for handling e-waste in an environmentally sound manner.
These Guidelines shall apply to all those who handle e-waste which includes the
generators, collectors, transporters, dismantlers, recyclers and stakeholders of
e-wastes irrespective of their scale of operation.'