Government notifies Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022
Recently the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India has published Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022 on 24th August, 2022 to ensure environmentally sound management of waste batteries.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The new rules will replace the Battery (Management and Operation) Rules, 2001.
The notification of these rules is a transformative step towards implementation of the announcement made by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Independence Day on 15th August, 2021, to give a serious boost to the circular or circular economy.
These regulations cover all types of batteries such as electric vehicle batteries, portable batteries, automotive batteries and industrial batteries.
These rules encourage the establishment of new industries and entrepreneurship in the collection and recycling/refurbishment of waste batteries.
These rules will make it possible to set up a centralised online portal for exchange of EPR certificates between producers and recyclers/renewers to meet the obligations of the producers.
Mandating a minimum percentage of removal of useful material from waste or waste batteries under these rules will bring new technologies and investments into the recycling and renewables industry and create new business opportunities.
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