Guidelines for Environment Compensation -Plastic Waste Management Rules

Central Pollution Control Board has released guidelines for environment compensation to be levied for violation of plastic waste management rules, 2016.

As per provision 9.2 of Schedule-II notified through Amendments to PWM Rules dated February 16,2022 “Central Pollution Control Board shall lay down guidelines for imposition and collection of environment compensation (EC) on Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners, recyclers and end of life processors, in case of nonfulfillment of obligations set out in these guidelines, and the same shall be notified. The Guidelines for Environmental Compensation shall be updated, as required”. Environmental compensation is a policy instrument for the protection of the environment which works on the Polluter Pay Principal.

In this guidelines points are covered as listed below.

  • Provisions of Plastic Waste Management Rules
  • Approach for Assessment of Environment compensation
  • Action to be Taken for Non- Compliance of Plastic Waste Management Rules
  • Environment Compensation charges for Delay in Environment Compensation deposition
  • Modalities for Expenditure of Environment Compensation funds


Download – Guidelines for Environment Compensation to be levied for Violation of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016

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