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EPR Authorization for P-Waste

P-Waste, also known as plastic waste, is a significant environmental concern in India, and the country has implemented regulations to address its management. The EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) concept is also applicable to P-Waste in India, as per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Under the rules, producers, manufacturers, and importers of plastic products and packaging materials are responsible for ensuring their environmentally sound management, including their collection, segregation, and disposal at the end of life. To fulfill their EPR obligations, these entities are required to obtain authorization from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

To obtain EPR authorization for P-Waste, producers, manufacturers, and importers are required to submit an application to the CPCB along with the necessary documents and fees. The CPCB then reviews the application and grants authorization if it is found to be in compliance with the rules.

Once authorized, the entities are responsible for implementing P-Waste management plans, setting up collection systems, and ensuring that P-Waste is collected, transported, and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. They are also required to submit an annual report to the CPCB detailing their P-Waste management activities.

Failure to obtain EPR authorization for P-Waste can result in penalties and fines under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. Therefore, it is important for producers, manufacturers, and importers of plastic products and packaging materials to obtain EPR authorization and comply with the regulations to ensure the sustainable management of P-Waste in India.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Responsibilities of PIBOS?

PIBO refers to producers, importers, and brand owners. If you consider yourself a PIBO and have an operation in India that uses plastic packaging as part of your business, regardless of turnover or scale of operations, you are under the EPR obligation. PIBO is responsible for

1. Register at EPR Portal

2. Submit their Action plan

3. Fulfill obligations for: -

  1. Recycling
  2. Use of Recycled content
  3. Reuse
  4. End-of-life disposal
  5. Optional engagement in the collection and recovery of the plastics
  6. Submit annual returns
  7. Provide proof of certificates (Plastic credits)

PIBOs can engage with PROs or other agencies separately to fulfill their targets but reporting and responsibility to fulfill the obligations is completely of PIBO.

What are the Categories of plastic packaging under EPR?

Categories of plastic packaging under EPR are:


1. Category I: Rigid Plastic Packaging 


2. Category II: Flexible Plastic Packaging of single layer or multilayer (more than one layer with different types of plastic) 


3. Category III: Multilayered plastic packaging (at least one layer of plastic and at least one layer of material other than plastic) 


4. Category IV: Plastic sheet or like used for packaging as well as carry bags made of compostable plastics. 


What are the Required Documents for EPR P-Waste?

Required Documents for EPR P-Waste are:


  • PAN, GST, CIN, IEC (for importer) of the Company
  • Aadhar/ PAN of Authorized person
  • DIC Registration (if unit registered with DIC)
  • Process flow diagram (for producers only)
  • Consents issued by SPCB/ PCC (if the unit has a production facility)
  • Scanned copy of signatures of authorized persons.
  • Covering letter
  • Document regarding any other information which the unit wishes to provide

What are the Annual processing fees for EPR P-Waste?

 Annual processing fees for  EPR P-Waste

(i) The applicant must pay the registration application fees, as specified below, in addition to the Registration application: 


Plastic Waste Generation (TPA)

Application fees (Rs.)











(ii) Fees for renewal of Registration shall be same as same as Registration fee. (iii) 25% of Application fees is to be paid as Annual Processing Fees at the time of filing annual returns.

What is the Format of EPR Certification for P-Waste?

Format of EPR Certification for P-Waste are:

The specimen copy of the EPR Authorization Certificate for reference purposes is as below:


Format of EPR Authorization Certificate


Format of EPR Authorization Certificate


Format of EPR Authorization Certificate


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