Dilemma of Recycling Plastics in India – #Watchnow full feature of the Virtual Open Forum by #LawWiser. With the new amendment to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, we could soon be using food and drinks that are packaged in recycled plastic. There are serious concerns with its implementation and the challenges in recycling plastic waste.
The Plastic Waste Management (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2021, introduced on September 17, 2021, has allowed carry bags or products made of recycled plastic to be used for storing, carrying, dispensing or packaging ready to eat or drink foodstuff. This, however, is subject to appropriate standards and regulations under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (34 of 2006), by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
In this discussion our expert panellists, who represent different spheres, understand the concerns and the impact of this amendment.
Our Panellists, Atin Biswas, Programme Director, Municipal Solid Waste, Centre for Science and Environment; Siddharth Ghanshyam Singh, Deputy Programme Director, Centre for Science and Environment; Sudipto Sircar, Advocate, Supreme Court, Delhi High Court; Ashish Agarwal, Secretary, RECYCLE INDIA FOUNDATION; Dr Vijay Habbu, Polymer Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, with our Moderator Sania Husaini, highlight the action points and the recommendations on this amendment.