Report on single use plastic, 09/09/2020
Affidavit on behalf of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in the matter of Avani Mishra Vs Union of India & Others. The case related to single use plastic waste.
The MoEF&CC had published the Draft Uniform Framework for Extended Producers Responsibility under Plastic Waste Management.
The EPR guidelines suggest 3 different models for the producers, importers and brand owners to implement the EPR mechanism. This web based application would bring new business opportunities for varied range of stakeholders dealing with plastic waste.
The Ministry is in the process of appointing an IT agency for development of web based portal. The MoEF&CC report informed the NGT that each plastic carry bag and multilayered packaging shall have the name, registration number of the manufacturer and thickness printed in English. The State Pollution Control Board and Pollution Control Committee in respect of a Union Territory are the authorities responsible for enforcement of the provisions of these rules relating registration, manufacture of plastic products and multilayered packaging, processing and disposal of plastic wastes, the report said.