Draft Gazette Notification on EPR Rules October 2021

The latest Draft Gazette notification on EPR rules by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) was released on 6th October 2021. The Draft has brought in new/changes in the following specific areas: Applicability of the EPR RulesRegistration proceduresTargetsObligations w.r.t plastic packagingReuseRecycleUse of Recycled ContentEnd of Life DisposalPlastic Credits TradingFiling of Annual ReturnsEnvironmental... Continue Reading →

Price Trends for PET Scrap in September

The average prices of PET scrap saw a consistent rise across the month. It should be noted that the prices across the country varied by at least 5-6% and the price fluctuation due to local factors has impacted the national average. A consistently high rate was observed in Himachal Pradesh with ₹ 48.5/Kg at the... Continue Reading →

Is EPR Certification mandatory in India?

Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR is a statutory tool used by governments around the world. EPR helps brands and producers in implementing a cradle-to-grave model which will drastically reduce the dependence on virgin resources. India proposed the implementation of EPR with the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. So is EPR Certification necessary in India? The... Continue Reading →

EPR Registration for Plastic waste in India

Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR around the world and in India is considered to be one of the most effective tools for effective waste management, especially for Plastic. In this regard, EPR Registration has been made mandatory for Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs) by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). To begin with, EPR... Continue Reading →

5 Steps of Waste Management for Bulk Waste Generators

Bulk Waste generators as the name suggests are generators of waste in large quantities on a daily basis, and according to rules they are required to follow effective waste management practices: Ensure waste segregation in your premises Ensure 100% recycling of plastic waste Ensure appropriate disposal channels, especially for e-waste Wondering if you are a... Continue Reading →

Decoding the new ‘Uniform Framework for Extended Producers Responsibility’ under Plastic Waste Management Rules

The proposed amendments to the Uniform Framework for EPR prepared by MOEF in June 2020 will alter the existing methodology of EPR fulfillment for producer brands. While the amendments are welcome in that, it attempts to ensure that EPR spends by brands be channelised to genuine and legitimate stakeholders (including waste processors), thus giving way... Continue Reading →

Data Quality for EPR

EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility is a necessary tool to ensure waste generators consciously and sustainably dispose of or recycle their waste. To have an EPR framework for brands to follow is of utmost importance and Data quality for EPR is even more important. For a country as vast as India, implementation of EPR requires... Continue Reading →

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