EPR Authorisation (Plastic Waste)


Plastic has many uses, and due to its physical and chemical properties leads to huge commercial use and success. The indiscriminate disposal of plastic has, however, become a major environmental threat. In particular, plastic carrying bags are the main contributors to littered waste and, every year, millions of plastic bags end up in the atmosphere vis-à-vis the soil, water bodies, rivers, etc it takes an average of one thousand years to decompose completely. Therefore, the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Regulations, 2011 were notified in 2011, which included plastic waste management, to tackle the problem of scientific plastic waste management. In violation of the earlier Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Regulations, 2011 the government notified the Plastic Waste Management Regulations, 2016

Objective of Extended Producer Responsibility

 ➲ Increase the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags from 40 to 50 microns and specify a minimum thickness of 50 microns for plastic sheets also to encourage the collection and recycling of plastic waste

➲ Extend the applicability jurisdiction from municipal to rural areas, since plastic has also reached rural areas

➲ Introduction of system collecting back of plastic waste by producers/brand owners, as per extended producer responsibility.

➲ Promoting the use of plastic waste for road construction according to the guidelines of the Indian Road Congress or energy recovery, or waste to oil, etc. for the profit-making use of waste and also addressing the issue of waste disposal; entrusting further responsibility to waste generators, namely payment of user fees as prescribed by local authorities, collection and transfer of waste by the institutional generator, event organizer

Applicability of Extended Producer Responsibility

A. Local Bodies: The local body shall be responsible for the creation and establishment of the plastic waste segregation, collection, storage, transportation, processing, and disposal system either on its own or by engaging agencies or manufacturers.

B. Gram Panchayat: Each gram panchayat, either alone or by engaging an agency, shall set up, operate and organize, under their control, waste management in the rural area and perform the related functions, namely:

i. segregation, storage, transport, collection, plastic waste and channelling of recyclable plastic waste fractions to validly licensed recyclers; ensure no damage to the environment is done during this process

ii. Informing all the stakeholders about their responsibility

iii. Restricting the open burning of plastics waste

C. Producers, Importer and Brand Owners: every producers, importer or brand owner within six months of the date of publication of these regulations, producers shall establish modalities for the waste collection system based on Extended Producers Responsibility and involving State Departments for Urban Development, either individually or jointly, through their own distribution channel or through the local authority concerned.



i. Manufacturer

ii. Producers

iii. Recyclers

iv. Brand owner

Any person shall produce carrying bags or recycle plastic bags or multi-layered packaging unless the person has, as the case may be, obtained a certificate from the State Pollution Control Board or the Pollution Control Committee of the Union Territory concerned before production begins

For the purpose of registration or for renewal of registration, make an application to the State Pollution Control Board or the Pollution Control Committee of the Union territory concerned

Every producer shall apply in Form I, every manufacturer shall apply in Form III & every person recycling or processing shall apply in Form-II.


The State Pollution Control Board or the Pollution Control Committee shall not renew the registration of producer unless the producer possesses an action plan endorsed by the Secretary in charge of Urban Development of the concerned State or Union Territory for the setting of the plastic waste management system

Procedure of EPR

STEP 1: Fill the requisite form that forms I, II or III as per the kind of business

STEP 2: Attach all the required attachment with forms

STEP 3: Documents should be signed by an authorized person

STEP 4: Submit the form to the concern SPCB or pollution board

STEP 5: Do the liasoning with concern department

STEP 6: IF the form is proper and fine the department will grant the certificate



Documents for EPR Registration

1. Aadhar card of the authorized person

2. PAN copy of the authorized person

3. GST certificate of organization

4. Rent/lease/ proof of ownership

5. Factory license/trade license

6. Electricity bill

7. Layout/plan of the unit

8. CIN(certificate of incorporation) in case of company/LLP

9. Memorandum Of Association (MOA)

10. Articles of Association (AOA)

11. Board resolution for appointing an authorized person


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