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Notification of Plastic Waste Management Rules



The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 aim to: Increase minimum thickness of plastic carry bags from 40 to 50 microns and stipulate minimum thickness of 50 micron for plastic sheets also to facilitate collection and recycle of plastic waste, Expand the jurisdiction of applicability from the municipal area to rural areas, because plastic has reached rural areas also; To bring in the responsibilities of producers and generators, both in plastic waste management system and to introduce collect back system of plastic waste by the producers/brand owners, as per extended producers responsibility; To introduce collection of plastic waste management fee through pre-registration of the producers, importers of plastic carry bags/multilayered packaging and vendors selling the same for establishing the waste management system; To promote use of plastic waste for road construction as per Indian Road Congress guidelines or energy recovery, or waste to oil etc. for gainful utilization of waste and also address the waste disposal issue; to entrust more responsibility on waste generators, namely payment of user charge as prescribed by local authority, collection and handing over of waste by the institutional generator, event organizers.







Issuer (type)

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Government)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

    • Very Low 0.13%
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    • E focus: climate change, emissions, energy, environment, forests, pollution, recycling, soil, solid waste, waste, water, degradation
    • Administrative services, Construction, Management, Manufacturing, Retail trade, Transportation