Waste Recyclers

Introduction: In today’s world, where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussions, efficient waste management has become imperative. Gujarat, a hub of industrial activity, recognizes the importance of responsible waste disposal and recycling. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) regularly updates and authorizes a list of…

Introduction: In the face of mounting electronic waste (e-waste) challenges, adhering to guidelines for e-waste recycling is imperative for environmental sustainability. These guidelines outline best practices for recyclers and refurbishers to ensure the responsible handling and management of electronic waste. Recycler Guidelines: Recyclers are pivotal in the e-waste management chain, tasked with the recycling and…

Introduction: India takes a significant leap forward in hazardous waste management with the introduction of the Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2024. These amendments, published in the Official Gazette, mark a pivotal moment in bolstering hazardous waste handling practices nationwide. Expanding Definitions and Regulations: The Hazardous Waste Management Rules 2024 expand the regulatory framework by introducing…

Introduction: Plastic pollution poses a significant threat to the environment, prompting governments worldwide to take action. In India, the Plastic Waste Management Rules, of 2016, were instrumental in setting guidelines for plastic waste management. However, recognizing the need for more comprehensive measures, the Indian government introduced the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, in 2024. Redefining…

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) introduced the Plastic Waste Amendment Rules 2023, amending the existing Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016. Outlined within these amendments are significant changes: The MoEF&CC has made deliberate efforts to fine-tune regulations regarding plastic waste management through these amendments. These adjustments aim to streamline and specify regulations…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has unveiled substantial changes to the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, by launching the Management of Waste Battery Amendments Rules 2023. These latest revisions mark a pivotal moment, specifically impacting the roles and obligations delineated in rules 8 and 9. In Rule 8, titled “Functions of…

CPCB has issued a significant notification, introducing the Framework for the generation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Certificate Framework under the E-Waste (Management) Rules of 2022. This framework specifically targets key metals derived from the recycling of electronic waste (E-waste). Initiating Focus on Specific Metals The key metals are divided into three distinct groups: Precious…

The Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016, updated as of June 2023, offer businesses and industries engaged in electronic waste (e-waste) disposal a critical resource in accordance with the guidelines established by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB). This list of authorized e-waste dismantlers holds a pivotal role. These regulations mandate…