CPCB Notice for Implementation of Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022

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CPCB Notice for Implementation of Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022
22 Jun, 2024 By

CPCB Notice for Implementation of Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022

On May 28, 2024, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) issued a notice regarding the implementation of the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022. This notice follows an Office Memorandum (OM) released by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on May 17, 2024. The memorandum clarifies the obligations for using domestically recycled materials in manufacturing batteries and the labelling requirements specified under Schedule I of the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022.

Key Clarifications by MoEF&CC

1. Use of Domestically Recycled Materials:

   - Sub-rule 14 (4): The term 'minimum use of domestically recycled materials' refers to any type of domestically recycled materials. This includes lithium, cobalt, aluminium, graphite, paper, plastic, carbon, and other materials obtained from recycling any type of waste products, including waste batteries.

   - This clarification ensures that producers can use a wide range of recycled materials to meet their obligations, promoting broader recycling practices and reducing waste.

2. Labelling Requirements for Imported Batteries:

  - Clause (ia) of Paragraph 2 of Schedule I: For imported batteries or battery packs, marking the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) registration number       on the equipment containing the battery or battery pack, or on the packaging of such equipment, will suffice for compliance.

   - This provision simplifies the compliance process for imported products, ensuring they meet the same standards as domestically produced batteries.

Compliance Requirements

 The notice is directed at all battery producers to ensure compliance with the clarified rules. Here are the main points they need to consider:

1. Minimum Use of Domestically Recycled Materials:

   - Producers must incorporate domestically recycled materials in their new batteries. This applies to materials recycled from any type of waste, not just batteries.

   - This requirement supports the recycling industry and helps in managing waste more effectively.

2. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Registration:

   - All batteries or battery packs produced must be marked with the EPR registration number by March 31, 2025.

   - For imported batteries, marking the EPR registration number on the equipment or its packaging will be considered compliant.

Importance of the Clarifications

These clarifications by the MoEF&CC are crucial for several reasons:

- Environmental Impact: By mandating the use of recycled materials, the rules aim to reduce the environmental footprint of battery production and promote sustainable practices.

- Simplified Compliance: The clear guidelines for marking imported batteries with EPR registration numbers streamline the process, making it easier for producers to comply with the regulations.

- Support for Recycling Industry: Encouraging the use of a variety of recycled materials can boost the recycling industry, providing more opportunities for waste materials to be reused in battery production.


The recent notice from CPCB and the clarifications provided by MoEF&CC reinforce the commitment to sustainable battery production and waste management. Producers must adhere to these updated guidelines to ensure compliance and contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly industry. By understanding and implementing these rules, producers can play a significant role in reducing waste and promoting the recycling of valuable materials.

Stay informed and compliant with these regulations to not only avoid penalties but also to support a greener future. For more updates on environmental regulations and compliance, keep following our blog.



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