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 in India is mandatory for e-waste and plastic waste. For the purpose of this blog, the focus is on EPR Registration for Plastic waste.
With the latest amendment to the Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016, released on 11th March 2021 which is called Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021 amendment, the ministry has laid out new provisions and provided further clarity on the applicability of the PWM Rules, 2016 to your brand.
Step 1: PIBOs register with CPCB on their online portal. 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.
The final date of PIBOs EPR registration has been extended by CPCB to August 1, 2021.
Step 2: Prepare the Action Plan required prior to submitting your registration application to CPCB. Here is our guide on ‘All you need to know about the EPR Action Plan‘.
Step 3: Roll out a suitable waste management plan that integrates all stakeholders in the ecosystem based on the chosen model of management.
Step 4: Submit your progress report to CPCB for review.
…and so on. The recent amendments to the EPR guidelines highlight the need for a clear and detailed listing of roles and methods of implementation. EPR challenges with implementation in India are many given the volume of waste and the expanse of the country.
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