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 →

PET Bottle Scrap Regulations in India

PET or Poly Ethylene Terephthalate is widely used in India. With over 0.9 million tonnes of PET manufactured, 90% of the PET bottle scrap gets recycled, the remaining 10% is left unmanaged. PET bottle scrap or PET Waste related regulations are listed in the following guidelines and rules in India: Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules,... 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 →

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