environment

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 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 list of authorized users of spent solvent for recycling under the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016, as updated in June 2023, is a crucial reference point for businesses and industries dealing with hazardous waste disposal in India. These rules, formulated to safeguard the environment and human health, necessitate the…

The list of actual users of lead acid battery & scrap authorized by GPCB under Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 is given below. This list is updated in Jun 2023. Regulatory Compliance Under Environment Protection Rules According to Environment Protection Rules, entities must dispose of lead acid scrap with consent…

Monitoring and enforcement mechanism for the Standard Operating Procedure infrastructure like roads, pipelines, and water bodies through projects like dredging and de-silting for upkeep, disaster management, and functionality.   The Ministry emphasizes the need to enforce the mentioned SOP/environmental safeguards thoroughly in the field.  project proponent should inform the concerned SPCB at least fortnight before start…

On August 18, 2023, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released the Guidelines for the Management of Pyro-metallurgical Slags specifically tailored to Copper Smelters. “hazardous waste” means any waste which by reason of characteristics such as physical, chemical, biological, reactive, toxic, flammable, explosive or corrosive, causes danger or is likely to cause danger to health…