The Union Environment Ministry Has Issued a Draught Notification to Govern EPR Under the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016.

16 October 2021 Current Affairs:On October 6, 2021, the Union Environment Ministry issued a draught notification for the regulation of extended producer responsibility (EPR) under the 2016 plastic waste management rules.

Highlights:

♦According to the draught, producers, brand owners, and importers who generate plastic packaging waste across India will be responsible for managing the quantity of waste.

♦When the draught notification is approved, it will go into effect immediately.

♦EPR applies to the following types of plastic packaging:

♦Packaging Made of Rigid Plastic

♦Single-layer or multilayer flexible plastic packaging (greater than one layer with several types of plastic)

♦Plastic sheets carry bags (including compostable plastics), and plastic sachets or pouches

♦Plastic packaging with multiple layers.
 

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