Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a policy strategy and an activity in which producers take responsibility for the organization of the disposal of things they manufacture once they are deemed no longer useful by customers. Environmental, economic, and social concerns all play a role in extended producer responsibility (EPR) activities. Extended producer responsibility (EPR) transfers the government's economic burden for disposal costs to the product's manufacturer. Producers, Importers or Brand Owners of Electronics and plastic packaging are assigned financial and/or physical responsibility for the treatment or disposal of post-consumer items under Extended Producer Responsibility Authorization (EPRA) Certificate.
How to get an EPR Certificate in India?
The manufacturer / importer of information technology & Electronic products have to provide documentary evidence for E-waste management plan and agreement with Recycling assistance.
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Aim and Role of EPR policy
The following are the main aims of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Certification:
- To cover the costs of the products’ end-of-life
- To provide incentives for eco-design
- To achieve resource efficiency
- To assure that recycling is of high quality
Extended Producer Responsibility Policies
Extended producers in India have been established to deal with E-waste and plastic waste, as well as waste batteries and Waste tyres. The Extended Producer emphasizes on the following: -
- According to environmental policy, the stated producer is responsible for decreasing environmental impact and managing the product and its waste over the product's entire life cycle.
- The Central Pollution Control Board has been mandated by Rule 13 (1) (Management) Rules, 2016 to grant, renew, or refuse Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)-Authorization to producers.
- The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued guidance on the implementation of the EPR, including precise instructions for producers and other stakeholders on authorizing, channeling, collection, storage, transportation, environmentally sound disassembly, recycling, and refurbishing.
Who Requires EPR Registration?
As per the E-waste Management Rules 2022, Plastic Waste Management Rules 2022, Battery Waste Management Rules 2022, and Waste Tyre Management Rules, the EPR Authorization is mandatory for those entities that are producing, importing, or brand owners of electronics goods, plastic packaging, lead-acid or lithium-ion batteries, or Tyre Producing respectively. Here, Producers are the parties who initially place a product subject to EPR program standards within the applicable jurisdiction, either via domestic manufacturing or through importation.