When it comes to Plastic Waste Management EPR is an important strategy. EPR seems to be a new term for all of us. Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR is a judicial strategy which is used by industries to amalgamate the environmental cost connected with the plastic products they produce throughout their life cycles. EPR actually inspires industrialists to recycle plastic waste. In order to avoid the increasing amount of plastic waste. The Government of India has introduced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) rule in 2016.
We are already aware about the harmfulness which plastic can cause to us. EPR is a solution for this issue. According to EPR, the manufacturers and brand holders has to take responsibility for the amount of plastic they produce. It extends the responsibility for plastic waste physically and financially to those industrialists who has created it. Therefore it forces the manufacturers to generate less plastic waste.
The anatomy of EPR varies from small, medium and large organizations. There are different models of EPR based on the size of the organization. Small business organizations will be charged an EPR fee to recycle the plastic waste they produce. Medium and Large industries can hire the help of Producer Responsibility organizations to recycle the plastic waste they produce.
EPR thus inspires manufacturers to create eco-friendly products and there by reducing the amount of plastic pollution which will definitely bring back sustainability in our nature.