CPCB cracks whip on 52 firms for flouting plastic waste rules

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has hardened its stance on plastic packaging and asked 52 companies from nine industries to submit their Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) plan, in accordance to the Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016.

The April 24, 2019 notices that the pollution watchdog issued are the first instance of it trying to pin accountability for plastic usage. 

“All companies using any kind of plastic packaging are required to undertake EPR registration either from CPCB or State Pollution Control Board (SPCB)/Pollution Control Committee (PCC) as the case may be,” said SK Nigam, former additional director, CPCB. The agency opened online registration of producers and brand owners under EPR and PROs last year. 

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