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Context: Recently, government has notified the Guidelines on Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) on plastic packaging under Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The guidelines will come into effect from 1st July 2022.
Specify three categories of plastic packaging
For the first time, the guidelines allow for the sale and purchase of surplus extended producer responsibility certificates. Thus setting up a market mechanism for plastic waste management.
Note: After recycling the mandated percentage of plastic, a company would have to submit a certificate to the relevant authority. and if more than the mandated amount is recycled, it could be sold to other companies.
Levy of environmental compensation: In cases like non-fulfilment of EPR obligations, purposes such as protecting and improving the quality of the environment, a framework for levy of environmental compensation has been prescribed based upon polluter pays principle.
Key Significance of the Guidelines
Advantages of the new EPR on plastic packaging
Along with prohibition of identified single-use plastic items, the new guidelines in India will
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