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Overview on PRO (Producers Responsibility Organization) Authorization

PRO (Producers Responsibilities Organization) is the regulation introduced by the CPCB ( Central Pollution Control Board). As we all know, the increasing usage of durable goods over the years is the primary cause of concern that causes environmental degradation. Therefore, the management of waste products is a serious alarm for policymakers. The guidelines are associated and based on the principle of EPR (Extended producers responsibilities). This makes the producers will be accountable for the environmental effects throughout the lifecycle of the goods. When we talk about India, the principle of PRO (Producers Responsibilities Organization) is defined as E-waste management. As per the E-waste management regulations, importers, brand owners, and producers should be responsible for collecting E-waste. PRO will take responsibility of e waste generated in India and will play major role by taking responsibility for collection of e waste and handover to E-waste Recyclers and further will take care for full fill post and annual compliance of PIBO's.

What are the functions of PRO (Producers Responsibility Organization)

Given below are the functions of the Producers Responsibility Organization helps the producers for the following tasks:

  • Helps in the arrangement of logistics
  • To help in accomplishing the target of collection
  • Helps in taking back the implementation
  • Help in set up waste collection method
  • Helps the producers in the filing of quarterly and annual return
  • Mentor on producer's responsibility plan

Government regulations In respect of Producers Responsibility of Organizations (PRO)

Given Below are the two sectors that defined the concept of PRO in India:

  • E-Waste Management
  • Plastic waste management

Under Plastic waste management rules, 2016 and E-waste management rules, 2016, both acts shall make the producers collect the plastic electronic products waste. Thus, there is a need to set up the system to collect the waste generated due to the products.

The capacity of Producers Responsibility Organization (PRO)

Both agent and producer provide the information concerning their waste handling, capacity for storage, collection of waste material, and recyclers with whom they are arranging to do with such waste. A producer or an agent should be skillful in channelizing plastics and waste to meet the collection targets.

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What are the responsibilities of a Recycler?

  • Those interested in recycling or proposing recycling or processing of E Waste and plastic waste shall submit to the State pollution control board and pollution control committee for registration.
  • It should be the responsibility of the recycler that waste should be managed properly.
  • Pollution control equipments should be used by the recycler to prevent environmental pollution.
  • Those engaged in recycling or processing plastic waste should submit an annual report to the concerned local body intimating the state pollution control board or pollution committee every year.
  • As far as the Verification of application is concerned, The CPCB( Central pollution control board ) has the sole authority to scrutinize, inspect, verify and decide the application accordingly. CPCB usually gives a response within 30 days.
  • The validity for the renewal of registration shall be made 60 days before the expiration. The registration under E-waste management rules shall be effective for the time duration of three years.

How PRO take care of E-waste

The challenge of reducing E-waste in India is the need of the hour, and everyone must be aware and should make a commitment to eradicate the pollution created through e-waste. The government has initiated to lower the production of e-waste in India. Therefore they have introduced PRO (Producers Responsibility Organization). The role of PRO is to assist the producers and meet their legal obligation in achieving the collection E-waste targets, establishing the collection centers of E-waste, and conducting the awareness programmers related to the collection of E-waste. Agreements have been signed between the PRO and the producers or with a consortium of producers; these agreements outline the role and responsibility of PRO for the management of EPR. Producers, Importers, and Brand owners (PIBOs) are responsible for Increasing E-waste in India. Loads of E-waste are generated in India by the Producers, Importers, and brand owners every year. seelampur is one of the largest e-waste markets; nearly more than 50,000 people live out of seelampur's E-waste.

Documents required for the PRO Authorization registration

  • GST Certificate
  • Details of the Items in excel sheet
  • Pan card of the company
  • Proprietor or authorized signatory KYC
  • Rent/Lease/proof of ownership of the site

PRO Authorization Registration Process

An application form shall be submitted before the Central pollution control board (CPCB) for the registration of PRO for both plastic and electronic waste management. However, the guidelines with respect to E-waste management do not state any minimum requirement for registration of PRO. Although, the policies related to plastic waste management states the following criteria. Connect with Corpbiz now and get complete assistance in respect with the registration procedure in PRO.

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  • All paper works work
  • Regular follow up with the CPCB
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  • Full assistance in registration process in PRO

Frequently Asked Questions

PRO Authorization is concerned with the management of end-of-life E-waste and plastic goods and their recycling. Producers must adhere to the policies established by the CPCB. We handle all other paper work, follow up with the government and other regulations to focus on your objectives.

EPR means Extended producer responsibility is the policy under which the producers get the significant responsibility financially and physically for the disposal of post-consumer products.

Reuse, buyback, or recycling programs are all examples of EPR. The producer can alternatively assign this responsibility to a third party, known as a producer responsibility organization (PRO), which is compensated by the producer to manage used products.

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an environmental protection strategy aimed at reducing the total environmental impact of a product and its packaging by requiring product manufacturers to bear responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products, particularly in terms of take-back, recycling, and final disposal.

CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) introduced the guidelines in 2008 for the management of E-waste in India, and the same should be applied to all those who manage the E-waste.

As per the guidelines of hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary) Rules, 2016, importing e-waste for disposal is banned in India.

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