CPCB Amends the SOP for PIBOs under the PWM Rules 2016

April 15, 2021
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The Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016, has made the adoption of Extended Producer Responsibility Plans mandatory for Producers, Importers & Brand - Owners (PIBOs). 

As ruled, PIBOs are required to establish a plastic waste management system, in accordance with local bodies rules and guidelines. Prior to implementation, PIBOs are required to register with concerned SPCB and/or CPCB with their EPR Action Plan. 

CPCB posted the format for the Action Plan in the PWM Rules (Annexure I) in June 2019. However, after an extensive round of interviews and discussions with concerned stakeholders, crucial amendments were suggested. 

The Amended Standard Operating Procedure for Registration of Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners (PIBOs) Under Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 has been published on 23rd March 2021. 

It should be noted that PIBOs have the flexibility to do the EPR fulfilment through their own distribution channel, direct engagement with ULBs/State designated authority or engagement with Waste Management Agency (WMA), which in turn should engage with ULBs.

The below mentioned guide on the amendments is in accordance if the PIBO chooses to do the EPR fulfilment through engaging Waste Management Agency (WMA).Here is a quick guide on the amendments made to the registration process.

Changes in registration process under Plastic Waste Management Rules, as per 23rd March 2021 Amendment

SOP Amendment for PIBOs
SOP Amendment for PIBOs

To know how the changes affect your brand, registration process and registration cancellation process, get in touch with us or book a FREE 15 minute consultation with our team of experts.

Team Recykal’s EPRLoop is designed to give you the ease of fulfilling your requirements with easy, transparent and accessible solutions and a network of brands, recyclers, aggregators and more, to make the transition smooth.

Click on the tab below to download the CPCB notice and the Standard Operating Procedure for Registration of Producers, Importers & Brand-Owners (PIBOs) Under Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 (as amended).


Click here to download SOP Amendment for PIBOs

Click here to download the Notice of Registration issued by CPCB

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