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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: 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 Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released the E-Waste (Management) Second Amendment, 2023, which states the following: Amendment to Rule 5: In the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 5, after clause (3), insert the following clause: “You must adopt approved destruction technologies to manage…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released a notice regarding Measures to Reduce Methane Emissions. Methane Emissions in India (2016): As per India’s third Biennial Update Report, India’s methane emissions in 2016 (excluding LULUCF) were 409 million tone CO2e of which, 73.96% was from Agriculture sector, 14.46% from Waste sector, 10.62% from…

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2023, which particularly target Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) rating providers. These regulations, which aim to regulate the actions of ESG rating organizations and ensure transparency and dependability in their operations, are a significant advance for the ESG rating business. The provisions…

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued show cause notice under section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for non-compliance of Plastic Waste Management Rules,2016. Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a strategy to add all of the estimated environmental costs associated with a product throughout the product life cycle to the market price of…

Central Pollution Control Board has released guidelines on the design construction, O&M, and annual certification of coal ash ponds. The combustion of coal in Thermal Power Plant (TPP) produces Coal Combustion Residues (CCRs) which is a collective term referring to fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and fluidized bed combustion ash. After ignition at high…