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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 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: Pyro-metallurgical slags, byproducts of various industrial processes, pose significant environmental challenges. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recently released comprehensive guidelines on Pyro-Metallurgical Slags aimed at managing more effectively. In this blog, we’ll delve into the critical aspects of these guidelines and their implications for industries dealing with pyro-metallurgical processes. Overview of the…

Deadline Extension for Draft Report CPCB extended the deadline for submitting comments/suggestions on the draft report titled “Classification of Industrial Sectors into Red, Orange, Green, and White Categories: A Tool for Progressive Environmental Management” from August 31, 2023, to September 30, 2023. In 1989, the Ministry of Environment and Forest introduced industry classification as red,…

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…

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…