An Overview on the Plastic Waste Management Rules (Amendment)March 2021

April 15, 2021
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The latest amendment to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 was released on 11th March 2021 which is called Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021.

The PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES (Amendment) March 2021, has given more clarity on roles and responsibilities, along with definitions of various plastics, focussing on single-use plastics. 

To tackle the growing amount of single-use plastics, a new sub-clause has been added with specified items on the list. In a two-stage phasing out of single-use plastics, the prohibition will take effect in 2022.

There is a special emphasis on the requirements for labels, which is a welcome move, as this would provide detailed insight for stakeholders of the system, requiring them to take suitable steps of disposal.

              Summary of the Amendments made to the PWM rules released in March 2021

Overview of PWM Rules (Amendment) March 2021
Overview of PWM Rules (Amendment) March 2021

With this amendment, the ministry has laid out new provisions and provided further clarity on the applicability of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 to your brand. For your support, our team of experts are available for a FREE 15 minute Consultation to assist you in gaining a better understanding of these changes. 

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For a detailed list of the amendments, click here to download

NOTE: This amendment is still in draft stage and hasn’t been finalized by CPCB.


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