Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has said that the Government has amended the E-waste (Management) Rules in a move to ease and productively implement the environmentally sound management of e-waste in India. Vardhan highlighted that the amendment in rules has been done with the aim of channelizing the E-waste generated in the country towards authorized dismantlers and recyclers in order to formalize the e-waste recycling sector.
Also been modified are Rules of 2016 to improve conformity and enhance the implementation of environmentally sound management of biomedical waste in India. The Minister pointed out that hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and dispensaries etc, generating bio-medical waste will not use chlorinated plastic bags and gloves in medical applications beyond March 27, 2019 to save the environment. Blood bags have been exempted for phase-out, as per the amended BMW rules, 2018.