Is EPR Certification mandatory in India?

EPR Certification in India

| 3 Min read Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR is a statutory tool used by governments around the world. EPR helps brands and producers in implementing a cradle-to-grave model which will drastically reduce the dependence on virgin resources. India proposed the implementation of EPR with the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. So is EPR Certification necessary in India? The […]

EPR Registration for Plastic waste in India

EPR Registration in India

| 3 Min read Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR around the world and in India is considered to be one of the most effective tools for effective waste management, especially for Plastic. In this regard, EPR Registration has been made mandatory for Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs) by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). To begin with, EPR […]

Informal Sector- Role of Stakeholders in EPR

Informal Sector stakeholders in EPR

| 5 Min read This final article in the Role of Stakeholders in EPR series is by far the most important role in its implementation. 94% of the electronic waste generated in India is recycled by the informal sector. Yet, they do not receive their deserved recognition. The last couple of years saw a significant change in the way […]

PROs – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

| 5 Min read The Role of Stakeholders in EPR implementation is extremely important and of the previously discussed stakeholders, PROs hold the reigns in implementing the framework on the field. Producer Responsibility Organisations or PROs are middlemen between producers, collectors, recyclers, and the national authority. PROs link PIBOs, recyclers, and aggregators, by enabling PIBOs to fulfil their EPR […]

Recyclers – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

Recyclers Stakeholders in EPR

| 3 Min read Around the world, a lot of countries are introduced to EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility. EPR has proven to be an effective policy in tackling waste.  EPR is a powerful tool that helps regulate waste management responsibilities among the stakeholders in the system. Stakeholders in EPR & Waste Ecosystem include: National Authority Consumers Producer Responsibility […]

PIBOs – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

| 4 Min read The role of stakeholders in EPR was further emphasised in the recently amended Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, published in March 2021. The role and responsibility of Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs) were outlined and stressed upon in the recent notifications. The rapid growth in plastic and e-waste generated each day calls for the […]

Consumer – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

| 5 Min read EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility is designed to assist a product manufacturer to be held responsible for the waste generated from their products. The roles of stakeholders in the EPR system are extremely important and essential. “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach under which producers are given a significant responsibility – financial and/or […]

National Authority – Role of Stakeholders in EPR

| 3 Min read EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility has been widely introduced around the world and has proven to be an effective policy in tackling waste.  EPR is a powerful tool that helps regulate waste management responsibilities among the stakeholders in the system. Stakeholders in EPR & Waste Ecosystem include: National Authority Consumers Producer Responsibility Organisation (PROs) Producers, […]

All you need to know about your EPR Action Plan

| 3 Min read In a bid to effectively manage plastic waste generated, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) further amended the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 (PWM), and released a detailed list of changes to the rules – Overview of the amendments to PWM,2016. Along with amendments two important documents were released in late March 2021, One requiring […]

How can Brands manage Plastic Waste for EPR fulfilment?

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| 3 Min read The CPCB’s proposed rules for managing plastic waste in India, use Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) as an important policy mechanism, which is modeled to assist Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs) in effectively managing the waste generated through their products. Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR as the name suggests, is the responsibility of a product […]