How to Get EPR Certificate for Indian Markets?

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How to Get EPR Certificate for Indian Markets?

The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Certificate is a mandatory certification for Manufacturers, Importers, and Retailers of Electronics in India. The E-Waste Management Rules, 2011 covers all electronic products, including mobile phones and items such as their chargers, batteries, and accessories except television sets. Producers must ensure that their electronic products are collected and recycled safely. EPR Certificate is an essential part of our green electronics policy to ensure that manufacturers collect unused electronics and recycle or dispose of them safely at the end of their lives.

The responsibility for end-of-life electronic equipment collection, transportation, and treatment shall lie on the producer. EPR Certificate is a mandatory certificate regarding the production of Electronic products in India. These rules are covered and managed under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, and the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 by CPCB. The process of producer registration includes online registration with CPCB, payment of fee as notified by the CPCB, and submission of application forms. For further assistance, you can contact our consultants. EPR Certificate is a mandatory certificate required to be obtained by Manufacturers, Importers, and Retailers of Electronic products in India. The rules apply to all electrical and electronic equipment producers, including mobile phones and their chargers. The producer bears the entire cost of collection, transport, and treatment/recovery for collecting all such goods at the end of their life.

Electronic Producer Responsibility (EPR) certification is one of the requirements given by Govt of India to be followed by electronic product manufacturers and distributors. It prescribes a waste management system through recycling/reuse, thereby protecting the environment by setting sustainability goals for producers. This certificate is valid for five years, starting with the issue date. For renewal, the EPR Certificate Renewal Application Form and the renewal fee have to be sent along with other required documents. This scheme defines the producer’s responsibilities to take back, safely manage E-waste, establish collection centers, pay for its recovery and disposal, and provide information to end-users. These initiatives are meant at creating awareness about such schemes are the most effective way towards electronic waste reduction.

We at EPR India provide all necessary assistance to manufacturers, importers, and retailers of electrical and electronic equipment/products to comply with the e-waste (Management) Rules 2016 in India. We help organizations obtain their EPR Certificate under Rule 11, 12 & 13 of E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 2011 and E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016. The EPR certifications will apply to all manufacturers, producers, assemblers, brand owners, and importers of electrical and electronics products to manage e-waste properly.

You will get all the appropriate information about how you can dispose of your e-waste, as per India’s e-waste laws. All the relevant details are given to you by the manufacturers, importers, and retailers. The producers have all the liability for collecting and treating/recovering e-waste at the end of their useful life. In India, manufacturers, importers, and retailers must take responsibility for e-waste management after providing information to consumers on how to dispose of e-waste.

EPR Plastic Waste Management Rules:

The Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 (PWMR) were notified in 2016. The PWMR made producers and importers of plastic and brand owners that use plastic for packaging accountable for managing the end waste. The mechanism through which they would do so is spelt out in the draft EPR rules issued in June.

The Draft Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) rules put a system to ensure producers take responsibility for their final product, which is plastic waste. The EPR rules set up a producer responsibility organization that would centrally process and recycle plastic and ensure that all “producers” are part of the system.

Extended Producer Responsibility is an environmental policy approach in which the producer’s responsibility for reducing environmental impact and managing the product is extended across the whole life cycle of the product, from selection of materials and design to its end-of-life, and especially for their take-back, recycling and disposal.

The roots of EPR can be found in product liability, under which the manufacturer of a product is held liable for damage caused by that product to the consumer, if it was somehow defective or unreasonably dangerous. Under product liability, manufacturers are thus held liable for their products well beyond their factory gates. Product liability was already an extension of the producer’s responsibility, as before he was only responsible for the manufacturing process.

EPR is an application of the Polluter Pays Principle. The polluter is not necessary the person whose activities give rise to pollution, but rather the economic agent that plays a decisive role in the pollution, like the producer, rather than the polluter himself.

The overall objectives cover: 

  • Integration of Environmental Costs.
  • Improved E Waste Management.
  • Reduction of Disposal.
  • Reduction of The Burden on Municipalities.
  • Design of Environmentally Sound Products.

Extended Producer Responsibility Policy:

  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy is a policy by a state government that requires the producer to collect and recycle its electronic products. These include televisions, refrigerators, computers, and mobiles phones.
  • The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Government of India has notified new EPR  Authorizations, as per Rule 13(1) (Management) Rules 2016 for issuing, renewing or refusal of Extended Producers Responsibility Authorizations to the Producers manufacturing or storing manufactured product responsible for causing pollution or environmental damage.
  • The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) or State Pollution Control Board may verify and investigate the given information within 25 days of receipt of application.

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) Benefits: –

EPR benefits companies, consumers, and the environment by reducing waste and pollution, increasing recycling rates, and creating green jobs. It is also an excellent way for private companies to form win-win relationships with state governments and local communities.

EPR has been implemented in many forms, which may be classified into three major approaches:

  • Mandatory
  • Negotiated
  • Voluntary

Documents Required for EPR Authorisation:  

  • Proprietor/Authorized Signatory Documents.
  • GST Certificate.
  • Rent/Lease/proof of ownership of site Documents.
  • IEC (Importer Exporter Code) Code.
  • Product List.
  • Certificate of Incorporation (CIN).
  • MOA (Memorandum of Association).
  • Company PAN Card.
  • Board Declaration for Authorized Signatory.
  • Battery and Plastic E Waste Management.

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