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 […]

Big Brands or Small – EPR is Mandatory

| < 1 Min read The CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) has fined major F&B brands for not complying with EPR. The fines range from Rs.8.7 crore to Rs.50.66 crore. This puts forth the seriousness of the govt when it comes to brands filing their statutory returns to govt bodies regarding the collection and proper disposal of plastic waste. Despite […]

Overcoming Challenges in MLP Collection

| 2 Min read Among the 7 types of plastic is Multi-Layered Plastics (MLP), which presents the most viable and cost-effective packaging options for FMCG companies. However, Challenges in MLP Collection and processing are a daunting task owing to zero value in the recycling value chain, lack of incentives to segregate waste, limitation in disposal channels. Urban India generates […]

Chandigarh is all set to Practice Plastic Waste Management

| 2 Min read Chandigarh ranks 16 among the cleanest cities in India. But when it comes to Waste Management, the main question is how aware the city is about waste segregation and recycling! There is a very fine and thick line between littering and proper disposal of waste. To address this issue and make people aware of this […]

CPCB Amends the SOP for PIBOs under the PWM Rules 2016

| 4 Min read The Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016, has made the adoption of Extended Producer Responsibility Plans mandatory for Producers, Importers & Brand – Owners (PIBOs).  As ruled, PIBOs are required to establish a plastic waste management system according to local bodies’ rules and guidelines. Before implementation, PIBOs are required to register with the concerned SPCB […]