India Has Announced A Total Ban On The Import Of Solid Plastic Waste

Following China's ban on the import of 24 types of solid waste in 2018, India has announced a total ban on the import of solid plastic waste, cnnreported on March 8.

 

The Indian government has issued a ban on the import of solid plastic waste from India, including special economic zones and export-oriented enterprises, the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (mep) said in an official statement. The statement did not say when the ban would take effect.

 

The ministry of environmental protection (mep) has revised the hazardous waste and other wastes (management and cross-border transfer) rules (2016 edition) to "strengthen the implementation of the environmental management of hazardous waste in the country".

 

"This amendment ensures' ease of doing business 'and encourages' made in India' by simplifying the processes covered by the rules while adhering to the principle of sustainable development." At the same time, these amendments adhere to the principle of sustainable development and ensure that the environmental impact of hazardous and other wastes (management and cross-border transfer) is minimized. India's ministry of environmental protection said.

 

India's ministry of environmental protection (mep) also said that electrical and electronic components made in India and exported by India could be imported back to India within one year after being exported without the mep's permission once defects were found in the products.

 

In addition, according to the water, pollution prevention act (1974) and the air) (pollution prevention act (1981) failed to get authorized waste disposal company, now can also according to the hazardous waste and other waste (management) and cross-border transfer rules (2016) authorized, the premise is hazardous waste and other waste products of the industry was handed over to authorize the actual users, waste collection or processing facilities.


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