Environment Ministry suggests ‘buy back’ and other models for re-using plastic pens – more lifestyle

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has knowledgeable the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that three completely different models have been urged for the producers, importers and model homeowners to implement the Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) mechanism to cope with plastic waste together with pens.

The NGT was listening to a petition filed by Avani Mishra, who has raised a grievance towards the unchecked use of plastic pens having an hostile impression on the surroundings. It is submitted that 91 per cent of the plastic waste so generated just isn’t recycled and 1600 to 2400 million items are dropped at the market yearly. Stating that the prolonged producers’ legal responsibility just isn’t being duly enforced, the applicant has urged that the coverage of ‘buy-back’ be launched.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) additionally responded to the court docket on the plea and said that the National Framework for EPR beneath PWM Rules, 2018 is into consideration at MoEF&CC. CPCB has communicated to the Ministry to obviously enumerate the gadgets to be lined beneath EPR.

The EPR means producers take duty for managing the disposal of merchandise when they’re now not helpful by customers.

The NGT’s bench headed by its chairperson AK Goel has requested the Ministry to file additional motion taken report on this matter earlier than the following date and listed the matter for additional listening to on October 14.

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.)

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