Battery Recycling Responsibilities: A Guide for Producers and Importers
The demand for the Battery has grown at an exponential rate. Investment has poured into the battery industry to develop long-term storage solutions that will aid in the energy transition. As the world increasingly replaces fossil fuel power with emission-free electrification, batteries are becoming an essential storage tool to help with the transition. With the emphasis now on renewable energy, the use of electricity is gaining traction. As a result, massive amounts of battery waste would be generated. To deal with the situation of rising battery waste, a proactive policy is required. With this in mind, the government issued the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022.
On August 22, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Changes published the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, replacing the Battery (Management & Handling) Rules, 2001, to ensure environmentally sound management of used batteries.
BATTERY WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES, 2022
Registration of Producers: According to Rule 4 of the BWM Rules 2022, every Producer and person or entity involved in the manufacture of batteries shall be required to register with the CPCB through a centralized online portal, for which an application in Form 1 (A) must be submitted to the CPCB. Producer shall file for renewal of registration in Form 1(A) before sixty days of its expiry.
According to BWM Rules, 2022, A producer is defined as an entity that manufactures and sells, sells, and imports batteries, including refurbished batteries, including in equipment, under its brand or its brand produced by other manufacturers or suppliers.
BWM Rules’ function is based on the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), according to which battery producers are responsible for collecting, recycling, and refurbishing waste batteries and using recovered materials from waste to make new batteries.
EPR for Producer of Battery: ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ refers to the responsibility of any Producer of Battery to manage Waste Battery in an environmentally sound manner to protect human health and the environment from any adverse effects that may result from any substance contained in Waste Battery.
Registration of Refurbishers and Recyclers: All refurbishers and recyclers must register with the State Pollution Control Board on the centralized portal to receive a one-time registration.
Refurbishers and recyclers must submit quarterly returns in Form 4 detailing the number of used batteries collected or received from various producers or entities, the quantity of refurbished and recycled batteries, and the quantity of hazardous and/or other waste generated after refurbishment and disposal.
Documents Required for Registration of Producer:
- Self-attested copy of GST Certificate
- CIN number
- Aadhar Card of the authorized person
- Pan Card of Company
As per EPR for Battery Waste Management, producers of batteries are responsible for managing their waste batteries in an environmentally sound manner. The person or entity involved in the manufacturing of batteries shall be required to register with the CPCB through a centralized online portal to obtain an EPR registration certificate for battery waste management.
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