Green Media E-Newsletter is brought to you by CMS ENVIS Centre on Media & Environment

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Environment Ministry notifies amended Rules on plastic waste management
Correspondent : PTI
The Environment Ministry has notified the amended rules on plastic waste management that prescribe a central system for the registration of producers and importers.

The ministry has notified the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018, which specifies phasing out of those multi-layered plastics (MLPs) that are "non-recyclable, non-energy recoverable or with no alternate use", an official statement said.

MLPs are made up of a layered composition of various types of plastics.

Based on several representations received from various stakeholders, the ministry had constituted a comThe committee deliberated on several issues related to the rules and its implementation by various stakeholders, and submitted its recommendations to the ministry after which the amended rules were notified.

"The amended rules lay down that the phasing out of Multilayered Plastics (MLP) is now applicable to MLPs that are non-recyclable, or non-energy recoverable, or with no alternate use," the statement said.

The ministry notified the amended rules on March 27.

The amended rules also prescribe a central registration system for the registration of producers, importers and brand owners.

"The centralised registration system will be evolved by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for the registration of the producer /importer/brand owner.

"While a national registry has been prescribed for producers with presence in more than two states, a state-level registration has been prescribed for smaller producers/brand owners operating within one or two states," it said.

The rules also lay down that any mechanism for the registration should be automated and should take into account ease of doing business for producers, re-cyclers and manufacturers.

In addition, Rule 15 of the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018, on “explicit pricing of carry bags” has been omitted.mittee on issues faced with regard to the implementation of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, and the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Back to pevious page

Advertise with Green Media

Be a part of this successful campaign and advertise your events, seminars, conferences, festivals or services, job requirements etc. "GREEN MEDIA" - unique E-newsletter DAILY reaches to more than 3000 environmentalists, wildlife experts, activists, filmmakers and media professionals. For Advertisement contact:

Print Media Trends and Analysis: CoP 11/MoP 6

Assessment of Using Social Media to Raise environmental Awareness

Trends in the coverage of environment by news channels


The Hindu | Times of India | The Pioneer | The Statesman | The Tribune | Hindustan Time | Sahara Times | Business Lines | Business Standard |

  Economic Times| Financial Express | The Asian Age | Indian Express | The Telegraph | Deccan Herald | The Assam Tribune | The Sentinel  





Supported by: ENVIS Secretariat,Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, GOI.


Copyright © 2014 Centre for Media Studies. For Limited Circulation


Since India has no anti-spamming law, we follow the US directive passed in Bill.1618 Title III by the 105th US Congress, which states that mail cannot be considered spam if it contains contact information, which this mail does. If you want to be removed from the mailing list click on UNSUBSCRIBE