Producer Responsibility Organization referred to as 'PRO' deals with end plastic goods management and recyclable of the goods. Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) policies recently introduced by CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board). The increasing consumption of a range of complex durable goods over the years has caused serious environmental problem. Proper handling/ management of the waste produced has been a matter of serious alarm for policymakers. The authorities recently introduced a policy for producers of these goods to be responsible for their end-of-life management. Such producers may also choose to delegate this responsibility to a third party who is authorized by the CPCB department.
Most of these guidelines are based on the principle of EPR (Extended producer responsibility), which makes the producers responsible for the environmental effects throughout the life-cycle of products.
Legislation of Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO)
In India, the concept of PRO (Producer Responsibility Organization) is defined in two sectors,
The E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, and Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, make producers of such products shall be responsible for the collection of plastic electronic products waste. Such producers need to establish a system to collect back the waste generated due to their products.