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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…

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…

Introduction: Pyro-metallurgical slags, byproducts of various industrial processes, pose significant environmental challenges. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recently released comprehensive guidelines on Pyro-Metallurgical Slags aimed at managing more effectively. In this blog, we’ll delve into the critical aspects of these guidelines and their implications for industries dealing with pyro-metallurgical processes. Overview of the…

Introduction: Industrial sector categorization plays a crucial role in environmental governance, helping regulators identify and manage potential environmental impacts associated with various industries. Recently, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) made significant updates to its categorization system, adding new industries and refining existing classifications. Among these updates is the inclusion of Tyre Pyrolysis Oil (TPO)…

CPCB has issued a significant notification, introducing the Framework for the generation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Certificate Framework under the E-Waste (Management) Rules of 2022. This framework specifically targets key metals derived from the recycling of electronic waste (E-waste). Initiating Focus on Specific Metals The key metals are divided into three distinct groups: Precious…