The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on November 02, 2022, issued the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022. The said rule shall come into the effect from April 1st,2023. Key points from the new Rule are as below:
- The rule is applicable to every manufacturer, producer refurbisher, dismantler and recycler involved in manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, refurbishing, dismantling, recycling and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment listed in Schedule I.
- New product categories have been notified in schedule I of E-waste, Rule 2022.
- The rule does not applicable to Battery waste management 2022, Plastic waste management
2016, micro enterprise as defined in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act, 2006 and radioactive waste as covered under the provisions of the atomic energy Act, 1962.
- The recycling targets in Schedule III has been revised.
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