PROs – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

The Role of Stakeholders in EPR implementation is extremely important and of the previously discussed stakeholders, PROs hold the reigns in implementing the framework on the field. Producer Responsibility Organisations or PROs are middlemen between producers, collectors, recyclers, and the national authority. PROs link PIBOs, recyclers, and aggregators, by enabling PIBOs to fulfil their EPR... Continue Reading →

Recyclers – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

Around the world, a lot of countries are introduced to EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility. EPR has proven to be an effective policy in tackling waste.  EPR is a powerful tool that helps regulate waste management responsibilities among the stakeholders in the system. Stakeholders in EPR & Waste Ecosystem include: National AuthorityConsumersProducer Responsibility Organisation (PROs)Producers,... Continue Reading →

PIBOs – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

The role of stakeholders in EPR was further emphasised in the recently amended Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, published in March 2021. The role and responsibility of Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs) were outlined and stressed upon in the recent notifications. The rapid growth in plastic and e-waste generated each day calls for the... Continue Reading →

Consumer – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility is designed to assist a product manufacturer to be held responsible for the waste generated from their products. The roles of stakeholders in the EPR system are extremely important and essential.“Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach under which producers are given a significant responsibility – financial and/or physical... Continue Reading →

National Authority – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility has been widely introduced around the world and has proven to be an effective policy in tackling waste.  EPR is a powerful tool that helps regulate waste management responsibilities among the stakeholders in the system. Stakeholders in EPR & Waste Ecosystem include: National AuthorityConsumersProducer Responsibility Organisation (PROs)Producers, Brands, and Importers... Continue Reading →

Global Plastic Pollution: Is EPR a solution?

Global Plastic Pollution has a new meaning since the last decade. The rate of plastic disposal and the rise of litter in the environment has increased drastically over the last 15 years. Ocean, which is the earth's last sink, has been at the receiving end of this pollution. On average, 11 million tonnes of plastic... Continue Reading →

EPR Challenges in India

Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR, aims to make producers or generators of plastic, more responsible w.r.t. the production of plastic (up-stream process) and product life cycle through a waste management infrastructure. It was first introduced in India in 2012, for e-waste/electronic waste. EPR challenges with implementation in India are many given the volume of waste... Continue Reading →

4 benefits of implementing Deposit Return Scheme

The deposit Return/Refund Scheme (DRS) is a system that incentivises the return of end-of-life products (packaging, electrical, and electronics products) through a refundable deposit. The consumer pays a deposit while buying the product and they receive the amount back when they return the product or packaging to the retailer or an authorised drop-off point.The collected... Continue Reading →

Product Takeback Programs for a Circular Economy

The rate of production is way higher than the rate of recycling. Due to this, products usually end up in landfills after their life ends. How do we change this linear process and inculcate a circular economy practice? Through take-back programs. As the name suggests, these programs help manufacturers and producers collect the users' used... Continue Reading →

7 Key benefits of Digitization of Waste Management in India

Digitization or Digital Transformation (DT) is very important to get work done, it helps analyse information, make conscious decisions, and most importantly share information with concerned stakeholders with ease. The digitization of the waste management sector in India will pave way for new frontiers and opportunities which will help address the growing challenges.Technology plays a... Continue Reading →

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