The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change has issued a significant notification on October 25, 2023, introducing the Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2023. These rules, amended from the 2022 version, bring new obligations and responsibilities for battery producers, recyclers, and refurbishers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of 'In re: Newspaper article published in Dainik Bhaskar daily dt. 16.10.2023 regarding dumping of waste and house waste in a vacant plot and burning them in open' dated 17/10/2023.

The Central Government has issued a draft notification proposing amendments to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. This Draft notification was issued on 16th October, 2023. These amendments are aimed at strengthening the effective implementation of the rules for managing plastic waste and promoting environmental sustainability.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Sarwar Khan Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 16/10/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Prateek Bhosle Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 13/10/2023.

The applicant has  highlighted the violation of guidelines No. 3.4 of the Guidelines for Compliances of Environmental Norms by road eateries, restaurants and other establishments issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), where it has been mentioned that every roadside eateries, restaurant and establishments require consent to establish and operate their restaurants from the concerned State Pollution Control Board.

This report focuses on the role of key stakeholders (policy makers, waste management practitioners, civil society, informal workers’ organizations, and the private sector) in contributing to pollution reduction in South Asia while also enhancing livelihood prospects for informal waste workers—the most vulnerable of whom tend to be women.

CPCB issued the Framework for the generation of EPR Certificate under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022. It states that in the initial two years, the Key Metals for generating EPR certificates will be limited to the precious metal Gold (Au), Non-Ferrous Metals [Al and Cu], and Iron [including steel and galvanized iron].

Site visit report in Original Application No.57/2023 (WZ) (Earlier OA No.540/2022) (Prakashbhai Premabhai Patel & Ors. V/s State Of Gujrat).

The matter is related to the municipal solid waste dumping site of Valsad nagarpalika, near Auranga river. Currently Valsad nagarpalika is dumping MSW at dumping site Sandhpore (near Railway Bridge at Auranga river). The nagarpalika has not developed scientific landfill site for the disposal of MSW.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Bhopal Municipal Corporation Vs Subhash C Pandey dated 03/10/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of In Re.: News Item published in Times of India, Kolkata edition dated 29.08.2023 Titled “Kestopur neighbourhood raises a stink over open vat, Kolkata” Vs Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation & Others dated 20/09/2023.