EPR

Introduction: The Plastic Packaging Industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards heightened accountability through Producer Responsibility initiatives. The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, has introduced stringent guidelines on the Extended Plastic Packaging Industry’s Producer Responsibility. These guidelines emphasize the proactive role of Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners (PIBOs), and Plastic…

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…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released draft notification on EPR for Used Oil under the Hazardous & Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2023 (02.05.2023) and added “Extended Producer Responsibility” for used oil. As per this draft rules, (i) Producers, (ii) Collection agents, (iii) Recyclers, (iv) Used Oil importers…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released ERP for Tyre Producers under the Hazardous & Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2022 (21.07.2021) and added “Extended Producer Responsibility” for waste tyre management.  According to the provision of this legal obligation, the target for recycling of waste rubber/ tyre has been…

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate releases the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022. As per legal amendment the guidelines on extended procedure responsibility for plastic packaging have been defined. The update involves: A framework for implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility. Roles and responsibilities of Producers, Importers, Brand Owners. Roles and responsibilities of recyclers…