6 Reasons Why Plastic Recycling in India is Important

Importance of plastic recycling in India

| 4 Min read India is a rapidly developing nation. With development comes waste generation, and India is no exception. Right from municipal solid waste, plastic waste, to automobile waste, the amount of waste is expected to be 3 times by 2025. But what is the solution to this? Reduce-Reuse-Recycle – the 3R’s have held utmost significance in economies […]

Indirect costs of Improper Plastic Waste Disposal

close up photo of plastic bottle

| 4 Min read Plastic waste disposal has various direct and indirect impacts on the social, economic, and environmental aspects. With widely spoken direct effects of improper disposal widely being spoken, very little attention is given to the ‘indirect costs’. These costs have further cascading and roll-over effects on many other systems and individuals in them. Injuries to workers […]

5 Reasons for Digitization of Plastic Waste Recycling

| 4 Min read Digitization or Digital Transformation (DT) is very important to any sector. In this context, the Recycling Industry will vastly benefit from the transformation through efficiency building, creating consistency and quality in the process. DT of the plastic waste recycling sector in India will pave way for new frontiers and opportunities which will help address the […]

Plastic Recycling and what happens next?

| 3 Min read We have all heard the term recycling quite often, especially in the recent past. Plastic Recycling is touted to be the most important and sole way of waste management, especially in India. Today a plastic bottle we use could someday be converted into a shoe or a t-shirt, all because of recycling. In the last […]

An Introduction to e-Waste

| 3 Min read Have you ever wondered what happens to your favourite laptop after you throw it away? If thrown into the garbage bin, it goes straight to landfills. If given off to an e-waste collector, they will send it to recyclers. There are different paths these electronic and electrical waste goes in, depending on how they are […]

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, […]

Recykal, Raising Recycle Rates

Cloud based Recykal raising Recycling Rates

| 2 Min read Waste can be turned into a resource. Who would’ve thought so or believed it 5 years ago? Let alone using digital technology to streamline and manage waste. Plastic Waste or E-waste is perceived as nothing but as it is – waste. In India, when someone says “throw it away”, it automatically goes into the dustbin. […]

4 benefits of implementing Deposit Return Scheme

| 5 Min read The deposit Return/Refund Scheme (DRS) is a system that incentivises the return of end-of-life products (packaging, electrical, and electronics products) through a refundable deposit. The consumer pays a deposit while buying the product and they receive the amount back when they return the product or packaging to the retailer or an authorised drop-off point. The […]