Plastic Waste Management Rules

Plastic has multiple uses and the physical and chemical properties lead to commercial success. However, the indiscriminate disposal of plastic has become a major threat to the environment. In particular, the plastic carry bags are the biggest contributors of littered waste and every year, millions of plastic bags end up in to the environment  soil, water bodies, water courses, etc and it takes an average of one thousand years to decompose completely. Therefore, to address the issue of scientific PWM, the PW (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 were notified in 2011, which included PWM. The Government has notified the PWMR, 2016, in suppression of the earlier PW (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011.