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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: In recent discussions surrounding groundwater abstraction, the issue of relaxing charges has taken center stage, prompting a critical reevaluation by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA). The imposition of hefty Environmental Compensation (EC) charges, particularly on existing projects applying late for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) or renewal, has raised concerns among project proponents,…

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…

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…

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…

MoEFCC  recently issued a significant notification that introduces the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2023. This latest amendment represents a progressive step towards enhancing the existing framework of waste management in India, particularly in the context of Extended Producer Responsibility (ERP) for Used Oil. The key highlights of this notification…

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) unveiled a significant initiative concerning E-Waste Regulation Compliance pertaining to generate EPR certificate. This initiative directly relates to Producers and Recyclers, operating within the framework of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022. Role of Producers and Recyclers under E-Waste (Management) Rules Within these regulations, Recyclers are mandated to engage in E-Waste…

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) enacted the standardization of semiconductor industrial sector classification into Red, Orange, Green, and White Categories. CPCB has also classified nine additional industrial sectors, which include Scrapping Centers, Used Cooking Oil Collection Centers, Compressed/Refined Biogas, Railway Stations, Dairy Farms, Gaushalas, Building and Construction Projects with a built-up area of up to…

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) issued a notification concerning the revisions to the Hazardous Waste Regulations, referred to as ‘Managing Waste Tires and EPR Credits in Hazardous Waste Regulations.’ The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has introduced modifications to these rules to incorporate provisions in Hazardous Waste Regulations.’ CPCB has established…