In order to curb plastic pollution and encourage proper management of plastic waste, the government placed Plastic Waste Management Rules. Based on the polluter pays principle, it places responsibilities on the Producers, Importers and Brand Owners (PIBOs) for proper management and disposal of plastic waste. However, it is important to know the obligations, responsibilities and registration requirements in order to avoid any legal hassle. Let’s discuss the producer responsibilities under plastic waste management rules. Before that, we need to understand who are producers under plastic waste management rules.
Producers are being defined under the plastic waste management rules as persons engaged in the manufacture or import of carry bags or multilayered packaging or plastic sheets or like, and includes industries or individuals using plastic sheets or like or covers made of plastic sheets or multilayered packaging for packaging or wrapping the commodity.
Following are some of the responsibilities and compliances for producers under plastic waste management rules:
The producers shall ensure that they adhere to the above EPR registration and compliance requirements under the Plastic Waste Management Rules. It not only ensures compliance with the statutory requirements but also helps adopt sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices. In case you need any assistance in relation to producers’ responsibilities under Plastic Waste Management Rules, feel free to contact the ASC Group.
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