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Direction under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 to Plastic Waste Processors, regarding generation and transfer


Contents News/Article Date: 11th May 2023

Relating to which Act: The Factories Act, 1948 and Environment Protection Act 1986 

Penalty under the Act: Section 96A of the Factories Act, 1948 defines the penalty for the contravention of certain provisions, such as Sections 41B, 41C, and 41H. Anyone who disobeys or violates any of the rules or the provisions of Sections 41B, 41C, or 41H will be sentenced to 7 years in prison and a fine of Rs. 2,00,000.

Applicable to which State: Whole of India  

Type: Central Pollution Control Board Circular No. CP/20/33/2021/UPC/II/HOCPCB/HO issued by chairman

Pertains to: Producer / Importer / Brand Owner / Plastic Waste Processor in recycling, waste to energy, waste to oil, industrial composting                                                        

Relevance of this news:  Karma Global   is in the business of HR Services, Payroll, Outsourcing and Regulatory Compliances right from its inception in 2004 and since then, has brought in a lot of efficiencies and technological upgradations with experts on its roll, to ease the hassles of Payroll Processing, Temp Staffing, On-boarding, Employee Life Cycle, Statutory, Regulatory and Payroll compliances by providing customized solutions to all its elite clients.

Karma Global has set up its offices in UK, USA, UAE, Canada and South East Asia and is fully into providing solutions for workplace issues, employment law advice, immigration and negotiation, representation in employment tribunals and involvement in leading cases, addressing HR issues in line with Labour Laws, payroll, staffing and talent acquisition.

Karma Global does a lot of work on factory or entity auditing and besides the labour laws, it has also incorporated Environment, Health & Safety regulations into its auditing checklist.

And in the current instance:

WHEREAS, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has notified Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, in exercise of the powers conferred under sections 3,6 & 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 vide Notation No. GSR 320 (E) dated March 18, 2016; and

WHEREAS, the MoEF&CC amended PWM Rules 2016 vide Notification No. G.S.R 285

(E) dated March 27, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Guidelines on Extended Producer Responsibly (EPR) for Plastic Packaging were notified by MoEF&CC on 16 February, 2022 in Schedule – II of 4th amendment of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016; and

WHEREAS, as per section 6.1(a) of the above Guidelines, the following entities shall register on the centralized portal developed by Central Pollution Control Board namely (i) Producer (P): (ii) Importer (I); (iii) Brand owner (BO); (iv) Plastic Waste Processor engaged in (a) recycling, (b) waste to energy, (c) waste to oil, and (iv) industrial composting; and

Subject: Direction under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 to Plastic Waste Processors, regarding generation and transfer


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