Environmental Sustainability

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…

In 2023, the Central Government introduced the Green Credit Rules, aiming to incentivize tree plantation and enhance the nation’s green cover. These rules, formulated on the recommendation of the Administrator, outline a structured methodology for calculating green credits, particularly concerning tree plantation initiatives. Under these rules: Identification of Degraded Land: The Forest Department of each…

Introduction: In a stride toward fostering environmental stewardship and regulatory coherence, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has unveiled a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) facilitating the utilization of ethanol residue, specifically containing 30% or more ethanol. This guideline streamlines industry procedures, ensuring compliance with Hazardous Waste Management Rules 9, and simplifies the process for…

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…

Introduction: On January 29, 2024, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change released a crucial announcement aimed at strengthening accountability in E-Waste Management and advancing environmental protection. This directive, issued by the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, brings forth implications for registered recyclers across the country regarding the issuance and adherence to EPR¬†Certificates for Recyclers.…

Introduction: In a notable stride toward sustainable waste management, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has unveiled Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) designed for the recycling of lead scrap and lead acid batteries. This strategic initiative aims to confront environmental apprehensions linked to the improper disposal of lead-containing materials and to elevate the conscientious handling of…