Extended Producers Responsibility on plastic packaging:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: The government has notified the Guidelines on Extended Producers Responsibility  (EPR) on plastic packaging under Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The guidelines will come into effect from 1st July 2022.   Overview of the new guidelines: Four categories of plastic packaging specified: Category one will …

Insights into Editorial: The gaps in the plan to tackle plastic waste

  Context: In recent, the Environment Ministry published draft regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), set to come into effect by the end of this year. Disregarding the commitments made by the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016; the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016; and the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), these regulations denote a backslide, particularly …