New to EPR?

What is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)?

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach under which producers are given a significant responsibility – financial and/or physical – for the treatment or disposal of post-consumer products.

EPR is the responsibility of a producer for the environmentally sound management of the product until the end of its life.

It may include implementing a take-back system by setting up collection centres and having agreed arrangements with the concerned parties either individually or through a recognized Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO).

Is this applicable for my company?

If you produce, import, or manufacture plastic for packaging your products, then you should abide by the Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016

If you produce, consume, manufacture, or import electronic products, then you should abide by the E-Waste (Management) rules, 2016.

Plastic Waste

The Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules shall apply to every producer, importer or brand owner who introduce products with plastic packaging into the market, then you need to establish a system for collecting back the plastic waste generated due to your products. Plastic packaging includes all types of plastics i.e

Recyclables

High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE),

Low Density Poly Ethylene (LDPE)

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polypropylene (PP)

Polystyrene (PS)

Non-Recyclables

Multi Layer Packaging (MLP)

How can my Company Collect back the Plastic Waste?

There are three ways for you to collect back the plastic waste

● Through your own distribution channel
● Tie-up with Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)
● Work with PROs and waste management companies

How to Start my Compliance?

Every producer or brand-owner shall, for the purpose of registration or renewal of registration, make an application, in Form 1 to, -

● The concerned State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committee of the Union territory, if operating in one or two states or Union territories; or

● The Central Pollution Control Board, if operating in more than two States or Union Territories.

Steps for EPR fulfillment for Plastic Waste
Step 1: Define your targets
Step 2: Identify your fulfillment partners
Step 3: Create an Action Plan as per PWM Format
Step 4: Apply for a PWM Registration at CPCB as per Form1 and Start fulfilling EPR targets
Step 5: Quarterly filing

Electronic Waste

The  E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 shall apply to every manufacturer, producer, consumer, bulk consumer, collection centres, dealers, e-retailer, refurbisher, dismantler and recycler involved in manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, collection, storage and processing of e-waste or electrical and electronic equipment. The waste to be collected back includes:

1. Information Technology and Telecommunication Equipment
2. Consumer Electrical and Electronics

How can my Company Collect back the E-Waste?

There are three ways for you to collect back the e-waste:

1. Through your own distribution channel
2. Tie-up with Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)
3. Work with PROs and waste management companies

Steps for EPR fulfillment for e-waste:
Step 1: Define your targets
Step 2: Identify your fulfillment partners
Step 3: Create an Action Plan as per e-waste Management(EWM) Format
Step 4: Apply for a E-waste management Registration at CPCB as per Form 1 and Start fulfilling EPR targets
Step 5: Do quarterly filing

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