India

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: 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…

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…

The ministry of environment, forest and climate change has released draft notification declaring certain areas as Air Pollution Control areas under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) (Union Territories) Rules, 1983. Air pollution control areas declared in this draft notification are as follows Baratang Havelock (now known as Swaraj Deep) Little Andaman Long Island…

Revised CGWA Guidelines has been released by Central Ground Water Authority to Regulate and Control Groundwater Extraction in India. Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) was constituted under sub-section (3) of Section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for the purposes of regulation and control of ground water development and management in the country. Central Ground…

Authorized metal scrap recyclers Gujarat 2022 has been updated by Gujarat Pollution Control Board. You may download the list from the below link. As per Environment Protection Rules, hazardous wastes shall be disposed off as per consent obtained from the State Pollution Control Board. It is highly recommended to dispose off the waste through the…