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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Plastic, Battery and E-waste: Importing into India

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy whereby producers of goods are responsible for the collection and recycling of those goods at the end of their life. This is in contrast to the traditional system, where producers are not responsible for the disposal of their products.


EPR has been implemented in India for plastic, batteries, and e-waste. This means that importers of these products must ensure that they are recycled or disposed of properly.


There are a number of ways that importers can comply with EPR requirements. One way is to work with a third-party recycler. This recycler will collect and recycle the imported products on behalf of the importer. Another way to comply with EPR requirements is to set up their own recycling program. This can be a more expensive option, but it gives the importer more control over the recycling process.


How EXIM Clinic can Assist You to Get EPR Certification

EXIM Clinic can assist importers with complying with EPR requirements in a number of ways. We can help importers to:

  • Understand EPR requirements for plastic, batteries, and e-waste

  • Identify third-party recyclers and connect with them

  • Set up their own recycling program

  • Obtain the necessary permits and licenses

  • Comply with customs regulations

  • Assisting post-EPR compliances


EXIM Clinic has a team of experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about EPR requirements and the import process in India. We can help importers to navigate these complex regulations and ensure that they are compliant.


The Benefits of Complying with EPR Requirements for Importers


There are a number of benefits to complying with EPR requirements for importers. These benefits include:

  • Reduced environmental impact: EPR helps to reduce the environmental impact of waste by ensuring that it is recycled or disposed of properly.

  • Improved corporate image: EPR can help importers to improve their corporate image by demonstrating that they are taking responsibility for the environmental impact of their products.

  • Increased market access: Some countries may require importers to comply with EPR requirements in order to market their products in those countries.

  • Reduced compliance costs: In some cases, complying with EPR requirements can actually reduce compliance costs. This is because importers may be able to negotiate lower prices with recyclers if they are able to provide a steady stream of recyclable materials.


EPR is an important policy that can help to reduce the environmental impact of waste. Importers of plastic, batteries, and e-waste in India must comply with EPR requirements. EXIM Clinic can assist importers with complying with these requirements and help them to reap the benefits of doing so.

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