PWM Rules

Major provisions of PWM Rules, 2016 and Amendment in 2018

  • Disincentivise use of poly-bags by setting up a pricing mechanism
  • Recycling by local authorities
  • Complete ban on plastics below 50 microns
  • Phasing out use of multi-layered packaging within 2 years .
  • Introduce EPR for producers, importers and brand owners.
  • Explicit pricing of carry bags removed
  • Complete ban on non-recyclable multilayered plastic removed
  • Substituted by multi-layered plastic which is non-recyclable or non-energy recoverable or with no alternate use