Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a mandated responsibility of the producers for the impact of their products that are in the final stage of their life cycle. Once the product reaches the final stage which is post-consumption, EPR plays an important role in encouraging the producers to minimize the environmental and health impacts.
What is Extended Producer Responsibility?
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach that places the responsibility for managing the environmental impact of a product’s entire life cycle on the manufacturer, producer, or brand owner. This means those who design, produce, and sell products are responsible for the product’s environmental impact from its creation to its eventual disposal or recycling.
The goal of EPR is to shift the burden of managing a product’s environmental impact away from only consumers and local governments. It aims to hold the entities that produce and profit from those products accountable as well. By doing so, EPR encourages sustainable product design, minimizes waste, promotes recycling, and reduces the environmental footprint of products throughout their life cycle, further promoting a circular economy.
Extended Producer Responsibility services offered by Recity
EPR Compliance Support
At Recity, We ensure end-to-end management of EPR compliance from registration of the brand on CPCB to uploading of invoices and from annual filing to consulting on all EPR compliance queries.
EPR Fulfilment & Reporting
We ensure efficient recovery of plastic waste as per EPR targets and its delivery to Plastic Waste Processors (PWPs) from ULBs, aggregators, and scrap dealers. With efficient reporting and documentation, we maintain the progress status and deliver traceability of the EPR order monthly.
We ensure that the credits are transferred online in the PIBO’s wallet from the PWP, with evidence and a fulfillment report.
We have 3 strong reasons for you to choose Recity for your EPR services:
- Our collection channels & network of 100+ Plastic Waste Processor networks are registered as well as reliable
- Our expertise comes from ground experience in 16+ states, making our EPR service hassle-free
- We bridge data gaps with our technology platform, providing you with traceable EPR credits
From EPR liability calculations to getting EPR certificates and credits, reach us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQs about Extended Producer Responsibility(EPR)
Who needs an EPR certificate?
An Extended Producer Responsibility certificate is mandatory for all the manufacturers and importers of any product to take responsibility for the management of their product’s waste.
What is the purpose of EPR?
Extended Producer Responsibility is a government-mandated requirement for manufacturers and importers of any product to encourage the recycling of plastic waste and ensuring to keep plastic waste in the economy and out of the environment thereby, promoting more green jobs.
How does extended producer responsibility work?
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a concept where producers, importers, and brand owners are responsible for the entire lifecycle of the products. It is a legal obligation to protect the environment and follow a sustainable approach.
Is EPR mandatory in India?
Yes, It is a government-mandated policy. Producers, Importers, and Brand Owners (PIBOs) must have an EPR certification.