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.

Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2023

These amendments aim to ensure the sustainable production of batteries and improve waste management practices. The rules emphasize environmental responsibility and compliance with Extended Producer Responsibility targets.

Ministry of Environment Implements Rules for Effective Waste Tyre Management

All registered producers on the Waste Tyre EPR Portal are required to submit their Annual Returns for the fiscal year 2022-23 and Quarterly Returns for the first and second quarters of the fiscal year 2023-24. These returns should be submitted on or before the end of the month succeeding the quarter to which the return pertains, through the designated EPR portal.

Draft SOP for Lead recycling units desirous of importing lead scrap/lead acid battery scrap

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has recently issued comprehensive Draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the recycling of lead scraps, including scrap lead-acid battery waste, lead acid battery plates, and other lead-based scraps and residues. These guidelines are aimed at ensuring environmentally responsible recycling practices and maintaining the safety and health of workers in the lead recycling industry.