Recykal at WEF’s Global Tech Governance Retreat

| < 1 Min read Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum recognized Recykal as a Technology Pioneer! With that, Recykal was invited to participate in WEF events & discussions, and contribute to the forum’s initiatives by collaborating with global leaders to address key industry & societal issues. We’re happy to announce that, this June, we’re heading to the Global […]

EPR and Sustainability As A Revenue Catalyst

| 2 Min read Over a decade ago, when sustainability was mentioned, no one bat an eye as it wasn’t gravely needed. With massive industrialization and urbanization, the quantity of waste being generated has increased manifold. The problem of waste can no longer be ignored. To curb this issue, the Govt of India has introduced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) […]

The role of chemicals in the future of plastic recycling

Role of chemicals in the future of plastic recycling

| 2 Min read Even though we are aware of the slow condition of plastic recycling that we are facing today, its demand keeps increasing. If it continues in the same manner the plastic waste volumes will grow from 260 million tons per year in 2016 to 460 million tons by 2030. This will only hike the already existing […]

Brands pledge to use Recycled Plastic Waste in Production

Brands pledge to protect mother earth

| 2 Min read Recycling is key in helping conserve natural resources and protect the global environment for human wellbeing. Among the long list of recyclable materials, plastic waste recycling is one of the major aspects to be focussed on. Plastic waste in landfills, incineration, and more are creating immense negative impacts on the environment. Countries around the world […]

4 reasons why EPR is the solution to plastic recycling

EPR is the solution for plastic recycling

| 3 Min read EPR and Plastic Recycling? The Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR is a precursor to Plastic Recycling. In a country that produces more than 3.3 million tonnes of plastic every year, EPR is a policy tool that will help in enabling Plastic Recycling. Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR as the name suggests, is the responsibility of […]

Extended Producer Responsibility: Status around the world

Extended Producer Responsibility

| 5 Min read EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility is a policy approach that shifts the responsibility of a product post the end-of-use of a product to the producers. This is termed as an ‘upstream shift’ of the responsibility from the municipalities to the producers. WWF has identified EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) as an effective and most critical policy […]

Global EPR Treaty for Plastic waste: Is it time?

| 5 Min read ‘There is no time to waste’. The fast pace of plastic production and generation of plastic waste combined with improper disposal of the waste generated is a cause of concern. There is an urgent need for a Global Treaty or Agreement addressing and curbing the growing waste in the world. The blog is our take […]

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 […]