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Battery Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2024

Championing Environmental Conservation with Battery Waste Management Amendments

In a landmark move towards environmental sustainability, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has introduced the Battery Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2024. Effective from June 20, 2024, these regulations set ambitious targets for the use of recycled materials in battery production, aiming to conserve resources and promote eco-friendly practices across the industry.

New Standards for Recycled Material Usage

The amended rules outline the minimum percentages of recycled materials required in the total dry weight of various types of batteries over the coming financial years. These standards are designed to gradually increase, driving the industry towards greater sustainability.

Minimum Use of Recycled Materials in Batteries

Serial Number Type of Battery 2027-2028 2028-2029 2029-2030 2030-2031 and onwards
1 Portable 5% 10% 15% 20%
2 Electric Vehicle 5% 10% 15% 20%
3 Automotive 35% 35% 40% 40%
4 Industrial 35% 35% 40% 40%

Driving the Future of Sustainable Battery Production

These regulations mark a significant step forward in India’s commitment to environmental stewardship. By mandating the use of recycled materials, the government aims to reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and minimize the environmental impact of battery production.

A Commitment to Green Innovation

The implementation of these rules not only fosters sustainability but also encourages innovation within the battery manufacturing sector. Companies are now incentivized to develop more efficient recycling processes and integrate sustainable practices into their production lines.

Conclusion: A Greener Tomorrow

The Battery Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2024, reflect a proactive approach to tackling environmental challenges. As these regulations take effect, they will play a crucial role in shaping a greener, more sustainable future for the battery industry and beyond.

Let’s embrace these changes and work together towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly India.