India Announces Plans to Ban Scrap Plastic Imports

Posted by aclimaadmin | March 7, 2019 | Sector News

The move was made in an effort to strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of hazardous waste in the country.

The Indian government yesterday announced it will ban scrap plastic imports as part of its efforts to strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of hazardous waste in the country.

Additionally, the country has exempted exporters of silk waste from requiring permission from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; exempted industries that do not require consent under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 from requiring authorization, provided that hazardous and other wastes generated by such industries are handed over to authorized users, waste collectors or disposal facilities; and importing of defective electrical and electronic assemblies and components manufactured in and exported from India, within a year of export, without obtaining permission from the ministry.

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