Updated on September 02, 2023 02:50:22 PM
EPR Registration is an important aspect in today's environmentally conscious world. As the push for sustainable practices continues, governments and regulatory bodies are implementing EPR regulations. EPR registration for producers is a crucial step towards fulfilling these obligations and operating in compliance with environmental laws. It is to ensure that producers take responsibility for the plastic waste generated throughout the entire lifecycle of their products and its packaging.
Professional Utilities can help you fulfill your EPR obligations with ease and guide you through the complete EPR authorization process.
This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to understanding EPR registration for producers, its significance, and the steps involved in the process.
Plastic EPR Registration For Procuders
|Plastic EPR Registration for producers||Details|
|Time taken to get EPR Certificate for Producers||25 - 30 days|
|EPR Registration fees for Producers(Govt)||
Plastic waste generation in (TPA)
|Validity of EPR Registration||
|Renewal Fee for EPR registration for producers||The renewal fee for EPR registration is same as application fee.|
|Cost for filing EPR annual Returns(Govt)||25% of initial EPR application fees|
|Mode of Application for EPR Registration||Online Application|
EPR registration refers to the process through which producers of plastic packaging & goods get authorization to implement EPR regulations set by the CPCB. It involves the formal EPR registration of producers as a responsible entity indicating their commitment to managing and reducing the environmental impact of plastic waste generated through their products during its life cycle.
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The Central Pollution Control Board of India classifies plastics into four categories. Entities involved in producing such plastics must obtain EPR certification to meet their EPR target for plastic waste.
NOTE:- In case plastic being used in road construction then applicants are required to provide self-certification using proforma issued by CPCB.
The registration with (EPR) plays an important role in nurturing sustainable waste management practices. It incentivizes businesses to take responsibility for their products, specifically their plastic packaging and post-consumer waste. By getting EPR, businesses showcase their dedication to environmental sustainability, thereby enhancing their reputation among consumers, investors, and regulatory authorities.
Note:- In case producers qualify as both brand owner, & importers respectively then it is mandatory for them to obtain CPCB registration in those respective categories.
The fees for EPR plastic registration is categorized on the basis of waste generated by Producers per annum.
|Plastic Waste Generated in TPA||Fees for EPR Application(Govt)|
|✅ Less than 1000||₹10,000|
|✅ Between 1000-10000||₹20,000|
|✅ More than 10000||₹50,000|
EPR Registration process for getting authorisation from CPCB as an PIBO of plastic products are classified under four parts.
Details of effluent
Waste generation details
Action plan for implementation of EPR
Applicants are required to provide above mentioned details as well as required documents as per the guidelines of plastic waste management for producers.
Note: It takes up to 15 days for authorities to entertain the application and it takes up-to 25-30 days to complete the registration process.
Once the Applicant successfully registered themselves with CPCB. They are required to implement an EPR action plan to meet their annual EPR target for the respective year.
As per the guidelines, producers are required to meet their EPR obligations by ensuring that the waste is processed through authorized plastic waste processors.
Producers must obtain certificates from PWPs as per the quantity of waste processed by PWPs.
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The EPR certification for producers can be canceled by their respective authorities on the basis of the following:-
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EPR targets are assigned to producers during the EPR registration process on the basis of plastic waste generated.
The fee for EPR registration for PIBOs varies as per the quantity of plastic waste accumulated during pre-consumer and post consumer uses.
|Plastic Waste Generated in TPA||Application fee for producers|
|Less than 1000||₹10,000|
|More than 10000||₹50,000|
Under the guidelines of the central pollution control board and PWN rules. It is now mandatory for the importers, producers and brand owners of plastic and its allied products to register themselves with EPR (Extended producer responsibility).
Micro and small MSMES are exempted from getting an CPCB EPR registration and are not required to meet EPR targets. Exporters of plastic products are also exempted from the EPR guidelines.
You can get your EPR authorization or EPR certificate with Professional Utilities in just a few simple steps.
PIBOs are eligible to acquire EPR certification.
PIBOs is an acronym for:-
New EPR registration certificate for producers is valid for one year only. However after renewal the validation period increases upto 3 years.