Key Messages

This article looks at the current policy framework on e-waste as well as policy clarity and interventions needed in order to manage impending photovoltaic (PV) waste.

  • A systems-approach - which takes into account both the waste stream, and the need for setting up an enabling ecosystem - is needed for managing PV waste.
  • National-level acknowledgement of solar PV waste as a separate waste stream and preparation of associated rules or guidelines will be the first step towards securing a "waste-free" future.
  • Advanced recycling systems can be integrated into existing recycle parks, which are already equipped with glass and/or metal recycling facilities.