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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…

MoRTH’s Role in India’s Road Infrastructure The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) plays a pivotal role in shaping and enhancing India’s extensive road infrastructure network. On September 26, 2023, MoRTH issued a noteworthy notification that holds significance for both infrastructure development and environmental sustainability. This notification pertains to the usage of FlyAsh in…

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…

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2023, which particularly target Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) rating providers. These regulations, which aim to regulate the actions of ESG rating organizations and ensure transparency and dependability in their operations, are a significant advance for the ESG rating business. The provisions…

Central Pollution Control Board has released a notification regarding the release of imported consignments of procedure of 106 EEEs items. In past notification authority has requested for releases of imported consignments of Producers as defined in the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 after taking an undertaking and also on the submission of acknowledgment from the CPCB’s…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released the notification on genset. The notification is applicable for all fuels and the power category slabs were revised to five from three. As per the general conditions of this notification, Genset engines and Gensets with the old standards can be supplied only till 30th June…