What is EPR in Plastic Waste Management?

India is believed to generate 25,00tons of plastic waste every day. So much that plastic is entering in the food chain. This can alter human hormones and cause life-threatening diseases. Thus, it is imperative for governments to step up and enforce laws to combat this crisis. For this Government introduces the term Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in 2016 Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 defines the Extended Producer’s Responsibility (EPR), as responsibility of a producer for the environmentally sound management of the product until the end of its life.


Who Need an EPR in Plastic Waste Management?

Every Producer, recyclers and Manufacturer of plastic has to obtain a registration from the State Pollution Control Board or the Pollution Control Committee of the Union Territory concerned.

The Plastic Waste Management rules apply to every waste generator, local body, Gram Panchayat, manufacturer, Importers and producer of Plastic Materials.


Fee to be paid by the applicant seeking authorization under section 8 of the Delhi Plastic Bag (Manufacture, Sale and Usage) and Non –Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Act, 2000 (Delhi Act No.6 of2001).

Industrial Units having Paid UP Capital/Capital Fees

  • Not exceeding Rs.5,00,000/-                           250.00
  • Between Rs.5 lakh and Rs.20 lakh               500.00
  • Between Rs.20 lakh and Rs. 1 crore             1000.00
  • Exceeding Rs. 1 crore                                       2000.00


Procedure to Apply for EPR in Plastic Waste Management

  • Fill the offline Form for EPR in Plastic Waste Management Registration.
  • Attach the Required documents with the form.
  • Get the Documents Signed By the Authorized Person.
  • Submit the form to the concerned SPCB/ CPCB or PCC.
  • Liasoning with concern departments.
  • If application & documents found to be satisfied by Govt. officials
  • License / certificate issued.

Documents required for Plastic Waste Management

For Proprietory Concern

  • Proprietor Adhaar Card

  • Proprietor PAN Card

  • GST Certificate

  • Rent/Lease/proof of ownership of site

  • Factory License/Trade License

  • Electricity Bill

  • Layout Plan/Naksha

For Pvt/Public Ltd Company 

  •  All the above

  • Certificate of Incorporation (CIN)

  • MOA

  • Company PAN Card

  • Board Declaration for Authorized Signatory

Standards For Plastic Waste Management


IS / ISO 14851: 1999 Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in an
aqueous medium-Method by measuring the oxygen demand in a closed Respirometer


IS / ISO 14852: 1999 Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in an
aqueous medium-Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide


IS / ISO 14853: 2005 Plastics- Determination of the ultimate anaerobic biodegradation of plastic
materials in an aqueous system-Method by measurement of biogas production


IS /ISO 14855-1: 2005 Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under
controlled composting conditions-Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide (Part-1 General method)


IS / ISO 14855-2: 2007 Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under
controlled composting conditions-Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide (Part-2: Gravimetric
measurement of carbon dioxide evolved in a laboratory- scale test )


IS / ISO 15985: 2004 Plastics- Determination of the ultimate anaerobic biodegradation and disintegration
under high-solids anaerobic digestion conditions- Methods by analysis of released biogas


IS /ISO 16929: 2002 Plastics- Determination of degree of disintegration of plastic materials under
defined composting conditions in a pilot - scale test


IS / ISO 17556: 2003 Plastics- Determination of ultimate aerobic biodegradability in soil by measuring
the oxygen demand in a Respirometer or the amount of carbon dioxide evolved


IS / ISO 20200:2004 Plastics- Determination of degree of disintegration of plastic materials under
simulated composting conditions in a laboratory - scale test



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