MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

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…

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) introduced the Plastic Waste Amendment Rules 2023, amending the existing Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016. Outlined within these amendments are significant changes: The MoEF&CC has made deliberate efforts to fine-tune regulations regarding plastic waste management through these amendments. These adjustments aim to streamline and specify regulations…

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…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released a notice regarding Measures to Reduce Methane Emissions. Methane Emissions in India (2016): As per India’s third Biennial Update Report, India’s methane emissions in 2016 (excluding LULUCF) were 409 million tone CO2e of which, 73.96% was from Agriculture sector, 14.46% from Waste sector, 10.62% from…

The Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change has released a new notification regarding draft provisions of the Green Credit Programme Implementation Rules, 2023. Public Notification and Feedback Period: Whereas, the publication of the draft notification provided notice to the public likely to be affected and mentioned that the Central Government will take into consideration…