What is the CPCB EPR Plastic E-waste Registration?

  • February 24, 2023
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EPR stand for Plastic Waste Management is Extended Producer Responsibility. Every Plastic producer in the country has this extended responsibility of properly disposing of or recycling the spared plastics during manufacturing to save the environment from the harmful effects of plastic pollution. To ascertain whether a business dealing in plastics conforms to the stated regulations of the Central Pollution Control Board, or the CPCB, the Board issues an EPR certification to the compliant businesses. In this article, we have detailed the general guidelines issued by the CPCB for conformance by every plastic business aspirant for EPR certification in India.


CPCB Guidelines for EPR Registration for Plastic Waste Management

The CPCB has subjected the following conditions for the manufacture, import-stocking, sales & distribution, and use of plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, covers made of plastic sheets and multilayered packaging:


CPCB Guidelines for Plastic Waste


Applicability of the Indian Standard of IS 9833:1981 for Plastic Colouration

Plastic carry bags and packaging must be in a natural shade without any added pigments. Also, the plastics can be made using only pigments as well as colourants in conformity with India Standard of IS 9833:1981. The said IS standard is termed the List of Pigments and Colourants for use in plastic material in contact with any of the following essentials:

  • Foods and Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Packaged Drinking Water


Recycled Plastic Usage in India

Plastic carry bags made of recycled plastic products cannot be used for any of the following purposes with respect to ready-to-eat or -drink food items:

  • Storage
  • Carriage
  • Dispensation
  • Packaging

Also, the EPR e-waste plastic registration holder Business or Entity cannot use plastic carry bags made of either virgin or recycled Plastic of fewer than fifty microns in thickness. The plastic waste recycling procedure must conform to the Indian Standard: IS 14534:1998. The said standard is titled the Guidelines for Recycling of Plastics.


Permitted Thickness for Plastic Cover Sheets in India

For plastic sheets, a non-integral part of multilayered packaging and as well as plastic sheet covers used for packaging and wrapping products cannot be less than fifty micrometres in thickness. But, if the thickness of Plastic sheets impairs its product’s functionality, then the said regulation can be overridden. 


EPR registration mandatory for Raw Material Access

The plastic manufacturer cannot sell or arrange for plastics to be used as raw material to a plastic material producer if they do not possess a valid EPR registration certificate for plastic from any of the following Authority:

  • State Pollution Control Boards 
  • State Pollution Control Committee

Also, the sachets manufacturer cannot use plastics for storing, packing or selling tobacco and pan masala products. The thickness provision shall not apply to carrying bags of compostable plastic.


Plastic Bag from Compostable Plastics

If the EPR registration licensee wants to make plastic carry bags from compostable plastics, then he must conform to the Indian Standard: IS 17088:2008 titled Specifications for Compostable Plastics. The plastic manufacturers of compostable plastic bags must obtain the requisite certificate from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) before marketing such products. The EPR registration licensee for Plastic Waste management must not use plastic material in any form, such as the following in any package for packaging gutkha and tobacco in any structure:

  • Vinyl Acetate 
  • Maleic Acid 
  • Vinyl Chloride Copolymer


Plastic Waste Management in Urban Bodies 

The plastic waste managed by the urban local bodies in their jurisdiction must be recycled and channelized to a registered plastic waste recycler. Plastic recycling must conform to the Indian Standard: IS 14534:1998. The said standard is titled the Guidelines for Recycling of Plastics. 


Utilization of non-recyclable Plastics

Local Bodies must also encourage the plastic waste use which cannot be further recycled for any of the following purposes:

  • Road Construction, as per the Indian Road Congress guidelines 
  • Energy Recovery 
  • Prevention of Oil Wastage 

Every Extended Producer Responsibility EPR Plastic Waste Management certificate holder must uphold these standards as well as control norms by the Authority.


Thermos Plastic and Plastic Inserts

The EPR Licensee for Thermo-set Plastic Waste must process and dispose of the said plastic per the Central Pollution Control Board guidelines. Any inert from the Plastic Waste Recycling, as well as Processing facilities, must be disposed of in compliance with the Solid Waste Management Rules of 2000.


Is getting the EPR for plastic waste hard?

Yes and No. Any situation becomes challenging if you are not well-versed with its ifs and buts. As a Legal Advisory Firm, let us tell you that every registration procedure in the country is full of its ifs and buts. And the EPR registration for E-waste Management makes no exception to it. Luckily, for your required registration, we have the necessary expertise. Our CPCB experts have been dealing with EPR registration procedures and compliance filing for over a decade. They have made an otherwise complex procedure into a simple plugin socket. 


So if you are involved in the Plastic business, and want to get the CPCB EPR registration for Plastic E-waste Management, then you can connect with our EPR experts. Just register your basic details with us, and our team will get in touch with you.


Also read:  Extended Producer Responsibility Guidelines

                   Everything you know about EPR License in India

                   Extended Producer Responsibility: Plastic Waste Rules 2022

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