These rules may be called the Hazardous Wastes (Management,Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules,2008.

ravi aggarwal, director of ngo Toxic Links, has recently been conferred the who/ifcs (Chemical Safety) Special Recognition Award. He talks to arnab pratim dutta on different aspects of chemical regulation india: There is a hazardous waste law and a hazardous chemical law. But these don

The Ministry of Environment & Forests has notified rules, vide Gazette notification no. S.O. 694 (E) DT. 28th July '89, under title Hazardous Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989 to deal with various environmental aspects related with hazardous wastes.

The EU offers a solution to disposal and recycling of CFLs. Under its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive of 2005, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to collect and recycle the spent bulbs. Collection of these bulbs can take place at the point of sale or at e-waste collection points. The customer can return the CFL from where he or she bought it. Manufacturers have

Industry reluctant, regulators lax The only hiccup in implementing a wide scale, cfl -based energy-saving programme in India is mercury, a small but essential component of the lamp. Mercury is a proven neurotoxin. Inhaling mercury vapours can severely damage the respiratory tract. Sore throat, coughing, pain or tightness in the chest, headache, muscle weakness, anorexia, gastrointestinal