AND ACTION PROGRAMME
As a result of various meetings and discussions
with the industry and experts, and the field visits to waste collection and recycling
centers, the Task Force identified the following strategy and action programme.
plastics waste management policy, with priority for increase in total recovery
in terms of materials and energy.
Issues of Concern
Raising consumer and public awareness, upgrading methodology of waste collection
and segregation promoting social and environmental status of waste collectors/rag
pickers, who are responsible for collection of plastics waste in India.
plastics waste management system with appropriate guidelines and directives; and
up gradation, technically and environmentally, of recycling/reprocessing systems/technologies,
and end products applications with desired recycled content, and formulating guidelines.
Technical & Environmental
Social and consumer awareness, to promote proper disposal culture through identified
and appropriately located dust bins, both in public places, residential, institutional
and industrial areas, including hotels and catering establishments, through audio-visual
media, publications/newsletters/video films/posters etc./exhibitions/seminars/workshops.
Plastics packaging, consumption, waste generation, collection and disposal.
plastics waste management system;
of materials recycling technology;
and environmental issues relating to working conditions in plastics recycling
to materials recycling; and
incineration to recover energy.
promote Government-industry interaction, and consumer awareness in respect of
plastics waste recycling and demand for recycled content in products through:
applications develop-mental research for promoting end products, their codification/standardization
into critical and non-critical areas;
initiatives and stewardship, by promoting shared producer-user responsibility.
approach; Incentives/penalties for checking the growth of plastics packaging waste;
and Government supported institutional setup with a view to promoting industry's
cause towards plastics waste management through setting up of Indian Centre for
Plastics in the Environment (ICPE).