Extended Producer Responsibility: Shifting the Paradigm in Waste Management in India

India has a gigantic issue of waste management and an ensuing crisis. EPR regulations are the right way forward to address this. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) guidelines in India represent a significant step towards sustainable waste management and environmental protection. These guidelines, formulated by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) under the […]

Critical minerals: From mining to market for battery production in India


India’s LIB (Lithium-Ion Battery) cell manufacturing industry is poised for substantial growth, with projections indicating the need for significant quantities of key materials to meet the demand for batteries by 2030. The industry is expected to require approximately 193 thousand tons/annum of cathode active material, 98 thousand tons/annum of anode active material, 91 thousand tons/annum […]

EV recycling debunks misconceptions about excess waste, proves sustainability


The manufacturing of electric vehicle (EV) batteries has traditionally posed significant environmental challenges, primarily due to the extraction and processing of heavy, hard-to-reach minerals. However, advancements in battery recycling, spearheaded by industry leaders like Mini Mines, are significantly reducing the ecological impact of EVs and enhancing their sustainability credentials. We can turn the tables with […]

A Comprehensive Handbook to EPR Guidelines

What is EPR? Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach that holds manufacturers accountable for the entire lifecycle of their products, including post-consumer disposal. It is a fundamental concept in sustainable waste management, aiming to shift the burden of waste management from municipalities and taxpayers to producers. EPR incentivizes producers and recyclers to collaboratively […]

The Why and How of safe E-waste recycling


Electronic waste, or e-waste, results from the disposal of electronic and electrical devices that are no longer functional or have surpassed their intended lifespan. The accelerated pace of technological advancements and the constant release of new electronic models contribute to a surge in e-waste production. Common items include computers, monitors, printers, mobile phones, and household […]

Lithium-ion Battery: A Guide to Different Recycling Processes


Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) with lithium, cobalt, and graphite as key components are pivotal in consumer electronics and increasingly prevalent in electric vehicles (EVs) and large-scale energy storage. The surge in demand, particularly in the EV sector, raises concerns about the scarcity of these materials and highlights the need for sustainable practices, such as recycling. Challenges […]

CRMA: Europe’s new weapon to protect critical raw materials

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The Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) is a significant regulatory framework aimed at addressing the challenges faced by the European Union (EU). Predominantly,  in the strategic sectors of decarbonization, digitalization, aerospace, and defense. It is designed to ensure secure and sustainable access to critical raw materials (CRMs), which are essential for various industries. The CRMA […]

Global transition towards sustainable mobility, led by Indian companies


The global transition towards sustainable transportation has become a driving force in the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. This move is crucial for achieving worldwide decarbonization goals, with electric vehicles (EVs) playing a pivotal role. At the heart of this transformation are lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), which have come to the forefront as […]