Guidelines on extended producer responsibility released by MoEFCC

Guidelines on extended producer responsibility released by MoEFCC for plastic packaging in Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022. As per legal amendment:

  1. Framework for implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility has been mentioned in detail.
  2. Rroles and responsibilities of Producers, Importers, Brand Owners, Central Pollution Control Board, State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committees, recyclers and waste processors have been defined for effective implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility.
  3. Registration of Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners (operating in one or two states) and Plastic Waste processors shall be done by State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committee through the centralized Extended Producer Responsibility portal developed by Central Pollution Control Board.
  4. Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners shall provide Action Plan containing information on the Extended Producer Responsibility Target, category-wise, where applicable, through the online centralized portal developed by Central Pollution Control Board, along with application for registration or renewal of registration under Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
  5. The Action Plan shall cover tenure of the Registration as per the provisions of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.
  6. The standard operating procedure for registration and the action plan shall be developed by Central Pollution Control Board as per these guidelines.
  7. The Plastic waste processors shall submit annual returns after end of every financial year by 30th April of the next financial year on the quantity of plastic waste processed category-wise as per prescribed pro forma on the centralized portal developed by Central Pollution Control Board.
  8. The total quantity of plastic waste processed by plastic waste processors and attributed to Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners, on an annual basis, will be made available on the centralized portal developed by Central Pollution Control Board as also on the website of Plastic waste processors.

Date of Release – 16.02.2022

Applicable – Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners (operating in one or two states) and Plastic Waste processors.

Download Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022


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