Bangladesh publishes draft e-waste management rules

Bangladesh’s Department of Environment (DoE) has published draft rules that restrict the use of 15 substances or groups of substances in electrical products. The rules will apply to ‘every e-waste producer, manufacturer, large importer, dismantler, recycler, trader or shopkeeper, hoarder, transporter, repairer, collection centre, auctioneer, exporter and large users of electrical and electronic products and other relevant persons.’ 

The rules will apply to the following products:

1. Household appliance 

2. Monitoring and Control equipment 

3. Medical Equipment 

4. Automatic Machine 

5. IT and telecommunication equipment