Extended producer responsibility

Introduction: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has extended the deadline for registration on the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Portal for Plastic Packaging. Originally, all Producers, Importers, and Brand-Owners (PIBOs), as well as Plastic Waste Processors (PWPs), needed to complete their registration by March 31, 2024. However, the portal’s security features are undergoing updates, prompting…

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: 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: 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, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has unveiled substantial changes to the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, by launching the Management of Waste Battery Amendments Rules 2023. These latest revisions mark a pivotal moment, specifically impacting the roles and obligations delineated in rules 8 and 9. In Rule 8, titled “Functions of…

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…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released draft notification on EPR for Used Oil under the Hazardous & Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2023 (02.05.2023) and added “Extended Producer Responsibility” for used oil. As per this draft rules, (i) Producers, (ii) Collection agents, (iii) Recyclers, (iv) Used Oil importers…