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Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2023Important Update on EPR

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change has just issued a Draft Amendments Notification for EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility). Here are 8 key takeaways that YOU should know:

1- Micro and small Enterprises Producers are now exempted from EPR liability obligations.

2- Every small and micro enterprise will have to mandatory register on the EPR portal. No more exemptions.

3- Plastic Manufacturers and Importers have to fulfill EPR liability for Micro and small Enterprises Producers.

4- A 5th category of Biodegradable plastics is now added to the existing 4 categories under EPR.

5- BIS shall prescribe separate color/marking for plastic packaging and commodities made from compostable and biodegradable plastics.

6- CPCB will be developing an online trading platform for the trading of EPR certificates between obligated parties.

7- Price caps are coming in – CPCB is set to fix the highest and lowest prices for EPR every 6 months, ensuring fair and equitable trade.

8- Municipal agencies and ULBs are set to share reports with the Central Government.

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