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 →

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 →

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