How is Environmental Compensation levied under PWM rules?

| 3 Min read Two amendments to the Plastic Waste Management Rules on Environmental Compensation were made in 2022. According to the February 16, 2022 amendment, CPCB was mandated to establish guidelines for the imposition and collection of Environmental Compensation if PIBOs failed to meet the obligations specified in the guidelines. The July 6, 2022 amendment states that Environmental […]

Plastic Deposit Refund System in Kedarnath 

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| 3 Min read Kedarnath attracts over 15,000 visitors per day, 3,000+ ponies with escorts, safai sathis, security and disaster management teams, licensed shops with workers leading to an overall footfall of 35,000+.   The Char Dham Yatra began on May 3rd, 2022 post the COVID regulations and over 8 lakh pilgrims have reportedly visited the shrines to date. Swamped […]

Everything You Should Know About The PWM Rules

| 3 Min read Do you know? India produces around 3.4 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. It’s essential to question how PWM rules are assisting us in reshaping India into the most sustainable country with a circular economy in plastic usage. We know that the PWM rules for 2021 mainly focused on storing, transporting, dispensing, or packaging […]

Sustainable Packaging

| < 1 Min read The rise of e-commerce has led to the growing demand for packaging and protective fillers, which are often disposed of improperly or use plastic material in its make. As a result, there is an increasing amount of packaging waste being generated around the world. Is sustainable packaging the next step? The plastic waste disposed of […]

5 Severe Hazards of Burning Plastic

| 3 Min read Burning Plastic has been used by many around the world as an easy way to reduce the large piles of waste in open fields. With strong scientific evidence and numerous awareness initiative to show the hazards of burning plastic, many still resort to burning it rather than recycling it. Hazards of burning plastic are not […]

An Overview on the Plastic Waste Management Rules (Amendment)March 2021

| 3 Min read The latest amendment to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 was released on 11th March 2021 which is called Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021. Below is a brief overview of plastic waste management rules recently amended. The PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES (Amendment) March 2021, has given more clarity on roles and responsibilities, along with […]

EPR Benefits for your Brand

| 2 Min read Extender producer responsibility (EPR) is a rule passed by the Govt. of India to ensure brands take responsibility for their post-consumer use of packaging waste. EPR benefits for your brand far outweigh the challenges in its implementation. It enables the creation of a circular economy which is created by channelizing plastic and e-waste and ensuring […]

Dow launches Rethink+ to recycle plastic waste

| 3 Min read With the rising problem of waste management in a country as vast as India, there was an urgent need for an initiative or service that bridged the gap between the waste generators and waste recyclers; In this scenario, Dow launches Rethink +. The Rethink+ Initiative by Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd (Dow India) in collaboration […]