MoEFCC notifies E-waste Management Rules 2022

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The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, which will come into effect on April 2023. The Rules were first published in May 2022.

These rules shall apply to every manufacturer, producer refurbisher, dismantler, and recycler involved in the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, refurbishing, dismantling recycling, and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment including their components, consumables, parts, and spares which make the product operational.

However this rule shall not be applicable to waste batteries as covered under the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, packaging plastics as covered under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, micro-enterprise as defined in the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 and radio-active wastes as covered under the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962.

The Rules can be found here.

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