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Introduction: The Gas Cylinders (Amendment) Rules, 2024, represent a pivotal moment in enhancing safety and operational efficiency within the compressed gas industry. With technology advancing and demand rising, these rules signify a necessary evolution in regulatory frameworks to meet contemporary challenges. A notable inclusion within these rules is the requirement for barcoding, encompassing radio frequency…

Introduction: The Plastic Packaging Industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards heightened accountability through Producer Responsibility initiatives. The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, has introduced stringent guidelines on the Extended Plastic Packaging Industry’s Producer Responsibility. These guidelines emphasize the proactive role of Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners (PIBOs), and Plastic…

Introduction: In recent discussions surrounding groundwater abstraction, the issue of relaxing charges has taken center stage, prompting a critical reevaluation by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA). The imposition of hefty Environmental Compensation (EC) charges, particularly on existing projects applying late for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) or renewal, has raised concerns among project proponents,…

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: 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…

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…

Introduction: In recent times, the state of Gujarat has witnessed a concerning surge in the proliferation of Conocarpus, a foreign species harboring hidden perils that pose significant threats to both the environment and human health. Delving into the depths of these dangers sheds light on the urgent need for proactive measures to mitigate its impact.…

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…

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…