Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021 (August)

The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MOEFCC) has recently released the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021. Below is a list of amendments made to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.In a brief summary: Applicability of the rules are extended to brand-owner, plastic waste processor (recycler,co-processor, etc.) as well.Definitions of items such as... Continue Reading →

Indirect costs of Improper Plastic Waste Disposal

Plastic waste disposal has various direct and indirect impacts on the social, economic, and environmental aspects. With widely spoken direct effects of improper disposal widely being spoken, very little attention is given to the ‘indirect costs'. These costs have further cascading and roll-over effects on many other systems and individuals in them. Injuries to workers... Continue Reading →

How is Plastic Waste a Resource?

Waste as a resource? Sounds a little confusing and contradictory, right? How could waste be a treasure? Most of us have come across the quote, “One man’s waste is another man’s treasure.” The same logic applies to waste as well. So, how can we consider plastic waste as a resource? Here are the top 3... Continue Reading →

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