Introduction: Industrial sector categorization plays a crucial role in environmental governance, helping regulators identify and manage potential environmental impacts associated with various industries. Recently, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) made significant updates to its categorization system, adding new industries and refining existing classifications. Among these updates is the inclusion of Tyre Pyrolysis Oil (TPO)…

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…

 MoEFCC released the Ecomark Certification Rules, 2023, with the primary objective of promoting eco-friendly products and assessing their environmental impact across various facets. These aspects include resource consumption, climate change effects, impacts on nature and biodiversity, energy usage, waste generation, emissions into the environment, physical pollution effects, and the management of hazardous substances. Key features…

Central Government issued the Green Credit Rules, 2023, through an official notification. The primary aim of this program is to foster environmental conservation and sustainability using market-driven mechanisms. This initiative represents an innovative approach, harnessing a competitive market system to incentivize and promote environmentally responsible actions among a diverse array of stakeholders. Key Elements: Tradable…

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…