Govt releases new plastic waste management norms: How they fall short

The draft rules propose to give manufacturers five years to achieve waste management targets, starting with 30% and moving up to 90% in the fifth year

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, India generates over 26,000 metric tonnes every day of plastic waste of which 6 per cent is MLP

Industry experts who have studied the draft say the rules do not hold producers responsible, rather offer them ways to evade responsibility.

The central government’s proposed rules for ‘extended producer responsibility’ (EPR) for plastic waste--which would make a manufacturer responsible for managing plastic waste after a consumer has used their product--are unlikely

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First Published: Oct 5 2020 | 10:53 AM IST

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