Draft standard operating procedure for characterization & assessment of plastic waste generation

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on February 13, 2024, issued the Draft Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Characterization & Assessment of Plastic Waste Generation It states that the following parameters are to be decided prior to initiation of the Waste Characterization namely: (i) Number of Vehicles to be sampled (ii) Vehicle load (iii) Sorting sample (iv) Duration of sampling/ It states that this SOP outlines the methodology to assess the quantity of plastic waste generation and its characterization specifically w.r.t Single Use Plastic and Categories of Plastic Packaging as per Plastic Waste Management Rules. It states that All concerned stakeholders including the local bodies and the SPCBs/PCCs shall follow the methodology delineated in this SOP for effective Plastic Waste Management in the country.