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Regulatory Changes: Disposal of Battery Waste in India

4. January 2024

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has announced amendments to the Battery Waste Management Rules of 2022. The provisions came into force on October 25, 2023.

Companies producing batteries, distributors, end users and organizations involved in the collection, classification, transport, treatment and recycling of waste batteries are required to comply with these regulations. These regulations apply to all types of batteries, regardless of their chemical nature, shape, size, weight, composition of materials and intended use. This includes batteries for electric cars, household appliances, automotive batteries and those used in industry.

The most important points of the notification are listed below:

1. The new definition of “battery” does not include battery components. Previously, the definition included new or reconditioned cells/batteries and their components.

2. The EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) for batteries used for own use also falls within the scope of the regulation.

3. Producers are obliged to submit annual reports on the batteries produced in the previous fiscal year.

4. Registrations do not expire until they are cancelled or withdrawn by the producer.

5. The mandatory targets for the collection, recycling or reprocessing of waste batteries for electric vehicles, including e-rickshaws, of categories L5, L5-M, L5-N and e-carts have been replaced.

6. Manufacturers must ensure that each battery or battery pack is provided with an EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) registration number by 31 March 2025 at the latest.

If you are interested in understanding what requirements are needed for your product to be imported into India, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone (Europe: +49-69-271 37 69 261, US: +1 773 654-2673). There is no cost or obligation for us to check for you. If a certification need is discovered we can provide a quotation to make sure that all your certification needs are covered.

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You can find further information on Battery Waste Management for India on our website.

MPR Author

About the author: Verena Numssen is managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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