India India Notifies Amendment Rules for Battery Waste Management

India Notifies Amendment Rules for Battery Waste Management

On October 10, 2023, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified the Battery Waste Management (Amendment Rules), 2023, an amendment of the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022. Since August 22, 2022, under the current rule, producers engaging in sale of batteries are obligated to the collection, recycling and refurbishment of batteries, labelling, registration on the designated portal, as well as purchasing of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) certificates to meet their mandatory targets. The latest amendment revised definitions of “battery” and “producer”, added obligation to display EPR registration numbers on batteries, and included pre-consumer generated battery waste as part of EPR responsibilities.


Below shows the important amendments.

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AOKI Kenji

Senior Consultant, EnviX Ltd.
General Director, E&H Consulting Co., Ltd.

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Expertise in EHS (environment, health and safety) consulting in ASEAN region.
- Environmental regulations updating
- Chemical regulations consulting


MSc in Earth Science, The University of Tokyo

AOKI Kenji