Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2024

Every manufacturer of commodities made from plastic or part thereof shall ensure processing of the pre-consumer plastic waste generated in the form of reject or discard material at the stage of manufacturing and such manufacturer shall report to the State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committee concerned.

Government Introduces Amendments to Hazardous and Other Wastes Management Rules

One significant amendment includes the addition of clause 22A, which defines “deposition centers” as specified in the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, for the collection of domestic hazardous wastes. These deposition centers must obtain authorization from the State Pollution Control Board or the Pollution Control Committee concerned. These centers are also required to maintain records of providing domestic hazardous waste to the actual user or disposal facility and file annual returns to the respective authorities.

Notice Issued for Registration of PIBOs and PWPs On Centralized EPR Portal for Plastic Packaging

A notice has been issued to all PIBOs & PWPs to ensure compliance with the regulations. PIBOs & PWPs who have not yet applied for registration are directed to submit their registration applications, complete in all respects, on the EPR Portal by March 31, 2024. Guidance Manual and the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for registration of PIBOs/PWPs, uploaded on the EPR Portal, are available for reference.

CPCB Publishes Details on Enhanced Security Features of EPR Portal

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has published a detailed video on its enhanced security features of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Portal for plastic waste. The services of the EPR Portal were resumed with enhanced security features on March 01, 2024.

Introduction to India’s First Marine Elite Force in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has taken a significant step in safeguarding its marine resources by inaugurating India’s First Marine Elite Force in Ramanathapuram District. This pioneering initiative aims to protect and preserve the marine biodiversity thriving in the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Bay.

E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2024

The Central Government may by, order, establish one or more platform for exchange or transfer of extended producer responsibility certificates in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board with the approval of the Central Government.

CPCB Directs States To Take Action Against Defaulting Battery Waste Recyclers

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed all State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs)/ Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) to issue notices to all battery waste recyclers who have not uploaded requisite documents/ invoices for generation of EPR credits on the EPR Portal, suspend/ withdraw/ cancel CTO of defaulting waste battery recyclers and verify documents/ invoices/ information uploaded by battery waste recyclers on the EPR portal.