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We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

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E-Waste Management Rules 2016

Supersession of e-waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011.

E-Waste Rules

  • Stringent norms and reflect the government’s commitment to environmental governance.
  • Include Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury containing lamps
  • Producers under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), along with targets.
  • Collection is Producers responsibility.
  • Role of State Governments has been also introduced to ensure safety, health and skill development of the workers involved in dismantling and recycling operations.
  • Provision of penalty for violation of rules has been introduced.
  • Simplify process of dismantling and recycling by one system of authorization
  • Single authorization by Central Pollution Control Board in India.

Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling &Transboundary Movement) Rule, 2016

  • Total hazardous waste: 7.46 million metric tonnes per annum from 44, 000 industries
  • Started in 1989, 2000, 2003, 2008 & 2016
  • Ambit of the Rules has been expanded to ‘Other Waste’.
  • Prevention, minimization, reuse, recycling, recovery, co-processing; and safe disposal has been incorporated.
  • Revise rules for permission, import/export, filing of annual returns, transportation, etc.
  • Simplify process to merge all the approvals as a single window clearance for setting up of hazardous waste disposal facility and import of other wastes.
  • Co-processing as preferential mechanism over disposal for use of waste as supplementary resource, or for recovery of energy has been provided. Streamline approval.
  • Import of metal scrap, paper waste and various categories of electrical and electronic equipments for re-use purpose has been exempted.
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) specific to waste type given.

Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016

  • Changed from Management and Handling, 20111 to Management in 2016
  • From 10 categories to 4 categories
  • Barcode system for disposal
  • Phase-out use of chlorinated plastic bags, gloves and blood bags within two years
  • Immunise all its health care workers & those involved in handling of bio-medical waste for protection against diseases including Hepatitis B and Tetanus - transmitted by handling of bio-medical waste
Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016

Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016

Biomedical Waste Management Rules, 2016

Laboratory Waste Disposal Guide

Laboratory Waste Disposal Guide

Laboratory Waste Disposal Guide

- Published/Last Modified on: March 28, 2017

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