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Extended Producer Responsibility norms, rules, and laws are imposed on various Brand-owners, Producers, and Importers by splitting the obligations for recycling and end-of-life disposal of plastic waste and packaging waste produced by them. Extended Producer Responsibility was established to protect and reduce the spread of plastic pollutants in the natural environment, as well as to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the environment.

Extended Producer Responsibility is a legal strategy to protect the environment and minimize the spread of poisons and harmful pollutants into natural areas. The State Pollution Control Board of Punjab has direct control over Extended Producer Responsibility.

Punjab Pollution Control Board, the waste generator must take steps to reduce plastic waste generation and segregate plastic waste at source by the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 or as amended from time to time, and not litter the plastic waste, as well as ensure segregated waste storage at source and handover segregated waste to the urban local body or gram panchayat or agencies appointed by them, or registered waste pickers, registered recyclers, or waste collection agencies. To read more https://ppcb.punjab.gov.in/

 

If you are a Producer, Importer, Brand owner in having Obligation for Extended Producers Responsibility fulfillment in Punjab you may follow the below steps for Registration,

Step 1: Registration with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) & Punjab State Pollution Control board (PPCB)

Step 2: Collection of Waste through an authorized waste management agency

Step 3: Collection & Aggregation of Relevant Documents

Step 4: Quarterly Report Submission to CPCB

Step 5: Submission of Annual Report on Extended Producers Responsibility Liability Fulfillment.

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