India’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change (hereinafter referred to as India’s Ministry of Environmental Protection) recently issued an official statement saying that the Indian government has issued a ban on India’s import of solid plastic waste, including special economic zones and export-oriented enterprises. However, the statement has not yet disclosed when the ban will come into force.
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India’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has revised the Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes (Management and Cross-border Transfer) Rules (2016 edition) to “strengthen the implementation of environmental management of hazardous wastes in the country”.
“By simplifying the process involved in the rules and adhering to the principle of sustainable development, the amendment ensures the convenience of doing business and encourages Indian manufacturing. At the same time, these amendments adhere to the principle of sustainable development and ensure that the environmental impact of hazardous wastes and other wastes (management and transboundary movement) is minimized. India’s Ministry of Environmental Protection said.
India’s Ministry of Environmental Protection also pointed out that once defects in electrical and electronic components manufactured in India and exported by India were found, they could be imported back to India within one year after export without the permission of the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
In addition, enterprises that have not been authorized to deal with wastes under the Water (Pollution Prevention) Act (1974 edition) and the Air (Pollution Prevention) Act (1981 edition) can now also be authorized under the Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Transfer) Rules (2016 edition), provided that hazardous wastes and other wastes generated by the industry are transferred to authorized actual users and wastes. Collector or treatment facility.