Introduction: In the realm of e-waste management, clarity is paramount. The recent amendments to the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, take a significant step forward by refining the definition of ‘dismantler.’ This clarification highlights the crucial role of dismantlers in properly managing electronic waste, emphasizing the importance of adhering to established guidelines to mitigate environmental risks…

In 2023, the Central Government introduced the Green Credit Rules, aiming to incentivize tree plantation and enhance the nation’s green cover. These rules, formulated on the recommendation of the Administrator, outline a structured methodology for calculating green credits, particularly concerning tree plantation initiatives. Under these rules: Identification of Degraded Land: The Forest Department of each…

In a significant move towards sustainable resource management, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recently issued a notification allowing the utilization of spent sulfuric acid from various sources in the manufacturing process of Single Super Phosphate (SSP). This decision comes with a provision for its implementation until the completion of a comprehensive long-term study…

Introduction: In a significant stride towards sustainable waste management and resource utilization, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has released a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). This SOP outlines guidelines for the utilization of spent sulfuric acid generated from chlor-alkali plants in the manufacturing process of aluminum sulphate. This initiative aligns with the Hazardous Waste…

Introduction: In a stride toward fostering environmental stewardship and regulatory coherence, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has unveiled a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) facilitating the utilization of ethanol residue, specifically containing 30% or more ethanol. This guideline streamlines industry procedures, ensuring compliance with Hazardous Waste Management Rules 9, and simplifies the process for…

Introduction: In a recent article published on teamleaseregtech.com, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) issued a notification highlighting a significant reduction in compliance burden for businesses. This announcement carries substantial implications across various industries, offering potential relief from stringent regulatory requirements. Summary of the Article: The article succinctly outlines key points from PESO’s notification,…

On February 05, 2024, a significant stride in environmental legislation was taken as the Parliament introduced the Water Amendment Act 2024. This bill seeks to amend the existing Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, aiming to bolster the mechanisms for preventing and controlling water pollution across various regions in India. The amendments proposed…

The 1986 Environment (Protection) Rules have recently undergone an amendment, particularly within Schedule I, where significant attention has been paid to serial number 2, which directly pertains to the Man-made Fibre Industry. This revision is a crucial development for businesses operating within this sector. Specifically, the alteration is situated under the section labeled ‘Environmental Standards…

Introduction: On January 29, 2024, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change released a crucial announcement aimed at strengthening accountability in E-Waste Management and advancing environmental protection. This directive, issued by the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, brings forth implications for registered recyclers across the country regarding the issuance and adherence to EPR¬†Certificates for Recyclers.…

Introduction: In a notable stride toward sustainable waste management, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has unveiled Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) designed for the recycling of lead scrap and lead acid batteries. This strategic initiative aims to confront environmental apprehensions linked to the improper disposal of lead-containing materials and to elevate the conscientious handling of…