Centre notifies Plastic Waste Management

Centre has notified the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018. 

The amended Rules lay down that the phasing out of Multilayered Plastic (MLP) is now applicable to those MLP, which are non-recyclable, non-energy recoverable, or with no alternate use. 

Environment Ministry in a release said, the amended rules also prescribe a central registration system for the registration of the producer, importer and brand owner. 

The Rules also say that any mechanism for the registration should be automated and should take into account ease of doing business for producers, recyclers and manufacturers.