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‘REUSABLE, plastic pens’; new suggestion by Environment Ministry…Know more!!!

New Delhi: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has informed the National Green Tribunal that three different models have been suggested for the producers, importers and brand owners to implement the Extended Producers Responsibility mechanism to deal with plastic waste including pens.

The NGT was hearing a petition filed by Avani Mishra, who has raised against the unchecked use of plastic pens having an adverse impact on the environment.It is submitted that 91 per cent of the plastic waste generated is not recycled and 1600 to 2400 million pieces are brought to the market every year. Central Pollution Control Board  also responded to the court on the plea and stated that the National Framework for EPR under PWM Rules, 2018 is under consideration at Environment Ministry.

The EPR means producers take responsibility for managing the disposal of products when they are no longer useful by consumers. The NGT`s bench headed by its chairperson has asked the Ministry to file further action taken report in this matter before the next date and listed the matter for further hearing on October 14.


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