EPR Compliance for Medical Devices: Rules Defined in 2022

The implementation of EPR, which enables manufacturers to assume full responsibility for the collection of end-of-life equipment and their safe disposal, is used to manage e-waste in India. Manufacturers and distributors would have to collect e-Waste by giving customers a designated place to dispose of it. The government has made recycling and dismantler registration mandatory in order to guarantee compliance.

The EPR e-Waste Management Regulation 2022 mandates that all producers of EEE, including manufacturers, recyclers, refurbishers, and makers, register on the platform. Electronic waste (e-waste) needs to be recycled, disposed of appropriately, or repaired. As per recent guidelines, medical device waste (MDW) category has been added for the very first time by CPCB in the list of eWaste.

List of medical devices for EPR registration according to CPCB from code MDW1 till MDW10, medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products), radiotherapy equipment, cardiology equipment, dialysis equipment, pulmonary ventilators, nuclear medicine equipment, laboratory equipment’s , analyzers, PET, MRI, CT, ultrasound equipment, other electric devices, tools, and kits that are used for preventing, screening, detecting, monitoring, evaluating, reviewing, examining, investigating, probing, or treating illnesses, diseases, disorders, afflictions, infections, injuries, trauma, abuse, or disabilities, such as mobile phones, tablets, or any other device with the capability of sex selection and their accessories.

For producers, importers, manufacturers, and brand owners, an EPR authorization is required. The OECD is working to broaden the scope of extended producer responsibility (EPR) to cover more goods, product categories, and waste streams, including electronics and electrical appliances.

Obligations that medical device manufacturers have when releasing their products onto the market for retail sales.

Application of the EPR guidelines that the government agencies have issued. Gathering and transporting manufactured, produced, and imported e-waste to approved collection sites, recyclers, or dismantlers.The development of awareness campaigns about disposing of discarded devices and the methods used to treat them. Describe and make available the facilities for the collection, processing, and recycling of the manufactured goods. Supplying comprehensive instructions on how to handle hazardous materials, including how to safely disassemble various electronics and devices. Labeling of indelible forms.The manufacturers are required to produce a record of the waste generated by the gadget.

With the surge in demand for medical Devices since COVID 19, there is a demand for new regulations of the different categories of waste medical devices for the medical device industry in India. Through the segregation of the waste medical devices at the collection centers, and the involvement of these bodies in the management of different categories of waste. In order to ensure the safe management of waste medical devices, it is essential that it be done in an organized manner with enough resources and sustainable recycling technologies.

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