2021

Introduction: The Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules,2024 represent a significant stride in refining India’s approach to battery waste management. Published in the Official Gazette, these rules aim to enhance regulatory frameworks and ensure the effective implementation of extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations. Setting the Stage: The Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules redefine India’s landscape of…

Central Pollution control board has released a notice regarding the implementation of ban on SUPs (single used plastics). As per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, “The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of following single-use plastic (SUP), including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene, commodities shall be prohibited with effect from the 1st July, 2022: earbuds…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate releases the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022. As per legal amendment the guidelines on extended procedure responsibility for plastic packaging have been defined. The update involves: A framework for implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility. Roles and responsibilities of Producers, Importers, Brand Owners. Roles and responsibilities of recyclers…

Guidelines on extended producer responsibility released by MoEFCC for plastic packaging in Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022. As per legal amendment: Framework for implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility has been mentioned in detail. Rroles and responsibilities of Producers, Importers, Brand Owners, Central Pollution Control Board, State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committees, recyclers…

CPCB notifies prohibition of SUP. CPCB has released a notice regarding the prohibition of production, stocking, distribution, sale & use of SUP (Single-Use Plastic): Sale and use of identified single use plastic (SUP) items shall be prohibited with effect from the July 01, 2022 (1) Earbuds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags,…

MOFCC releases a notification under the Environment Protection Rules,1986 regarding the fly as in the manufacturing of building materials and construction activity within a specified radius of 300 km from the coal & lignite-based thermal power plant. As per legal amendments: Thermal power plant shall be primarily responsible to ensure hundred percent utilisation of fly…