Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued show cause notice under section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for non-compliance of Plastic Waste Management Rules,2016.
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a strategy to add all of the estimated environmental costs associated with a product throughout the product life cycle to the market price of that product, contemporarily mainly applied in the field of waste management. Extended producer responsibility legislation is a driving force behind the adoption of remanufacturing initiatives because it “focuses on the end-of-use treatment of consumer products and has the primary aim to increase the amount and degree of product recovery and to minimize the environmental impact of waste materials”.
As per section 6.1(a) of the EPR Guidelines, “The following entities shall register on the centralized portal developed by Central Pollution Control Board namely: (i) Producer (P); (ii) Importer (I); (iii) Brand owner (BO); (iv) Plastic Waste Processor (PWP) engaged in (a) recycling, (b) waste to energy, (c) waste to oil, and (iv) industrial composting”.
As per section 6.2 of the above guidelines, ‘The entities covered under clause 6.1 shall not carry any business without registration obtained through online centralized portal developed by Central Pollution Control Board’. And as per section 6.3 of the above guidelines, ‘The entities covered under clause (6.1) shall not deal with any entity not registered through on-line centralized portal developed by Central Pollution Control Board’.
Directions dated April 19, 2023 were issued to these units to submit a complete application for Registration as Brand Owner on the Centralized Extended Producers Responsibility Portal for Plastic Packaging within 15 days of issuance of the Direction. continuing operations as Brand owner and introducing plastic packaging in the economy without obtaining Registration on the Centralized EPR Portal for Plastic Packaging is in violation of PWM Rules 2016.
Now therefore, in compliance of above, CPCB has issued Show cause to why the following action should not be taken against your unit for not complying with Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
- Closure of operations of the Unit
- Levying of Environment Compensation for non-compliance of provisions of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
CPCB has given an opportunity to submit its reply within 10 days from the issuance of the Show Cause Notice, failing which appropriate action will be taken against it under the provision of Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986.
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