The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) along with Flexible Packaging Industries and Traders Association (FPITA) has launched a collective EPR Activity to facilitate members’ EPR obligations.
Batch 1 - December, 2018
Co-processed 10,960 kgs of MLP plastic waste
Association partners : Swachh Sustainable Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Raddiconnect) and Ultratech Ltd.
Batch 2 - September, 2019
Recycled 55,500 kgs of monolayer plastic waste
Association partners : Sampurn(e)arth Environment Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Batch 3 - January 2020
Recycled 40,260 kgs of monolayer plastic waste recycled
Association partners : Swachh Sustainable Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Raddiconnect)
Batch 4 - March 2020
Recycled 2,47,000 kgs of monolayer plastic waste
Association partners : The Shakti Plastic Industries and Sampurn(e)arth Environment Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Batch 5 - December 2020
Recycling 38,805 kgs of monolayer plastic waste (In process)
Association partners : Sampurn(e)arth Environment Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
AIPMA collaborated with Keshav Srushti My Green Society and fully supported the initiative ‘Plastic Waste Collection Drive’.
The plastic waste collection drives accompanied with awareness campaigns were conducted in : 132 schools, 26 colleges, 60 villages in Palghar district and at many other places across Mumbai, Mira-Bhayandar, Thane and Palghar region, Some schools were made a permanent plastic waste collection centres, A huge number of volunteers were involved, counting more than 12000 participants, Over 10,000 kgs of littered plastic waste was collected which was later sent for further process and recycling.
AIPMA retrieves and recycles or co-process the plastic waste equivalent to yearly or Lifetime consumption of plastic of an individual to make them Plastic Neutral and reward a Plastic Positive Certificate. The certificate was awarded to over 260 people.
Disposal of Biomedical waste generated from Households
To spread maximum awareness in public about disposal of biomedical waste generated from households amid COVID-19, AIPMA ran an digital awareness campaign to AIPMA database and on social media
AIPMA fully supported the initiative of Keshav Srushti (Gram Vikas Yojana and MyGreenSociety) of seed balls dispersion to create biodiversity.
AIPMA promoted this activity and widely circulated it to AIPMA members and on social media.
The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) has taken an initiative to help Dharavi cluster of Rag pickers who have been rendered workless and without money.
Appreciating significant role played by rag pickers, as a stake holder of plastic value chain, towards the community and the challenges to their livelihood due to COVID-19 crisis, the management of AIPMA decided to stand by them with monetary help. The gesture came handy to 81 families who had lost livelihood due to Lock down.
AIPMA has joined hands with Keshav Srushti for a Plastic Waste Management project in Palghar District, Maharashtra to make 50 Plastic Waste Neutral Villages. In this regard, Keshav Srushti organized a small ceremony to begin with this activity on 26th January 2021.
The ceremony was personally attended by Mr. Arvind Mehta and Mr. Chandrakant Turakhia at Keshav Srushti.
A Plastic Wrapper Collection Drive was conducted on 14 th February, 2021 at Gorai Village, Mumbai Maharashtra. Students of Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership, Morning Walkers and Villagers with a total group strength of 70 volunteers were engaged in this activity explaining the benefits of usage of plastics and drawbacks of littering to the people of the Gorai Village. Approximately 70 KG of littered plastic was collected in the 2 hours collection drive.
An exchange program event on 31st March 2021. The program involved the individuals to provide their plastic wastes and receive herbal plants in exchange of the waste. The program was a great success and resulted in collection of huge amounts of plastic waste.
A total of 72 kg of plastic waste was collected at the end of the program and more than 15 herbal plants were exchanged.
Taking into account the values and benefits offered by Circular Economy & its implementation in India, AIPMA organized a webinar on “How do we build a Circular Economy Model for Plastics in India?” on the 29th May 2020. The webinar was moderated by Mr. Shailendra Singh, Member, Environment Committee, AIPMA. Ms. Adrienna Zsakay, CEO, Circular Economy Asia & Dr. Prasad Modak, Director, Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation were the expert panelist for the day.
As the Indian government released the Uniform EPR framework, it was made necessary for the companies to follow in order to deal with the ongoing waste management issues. Even though the notification was presented, there were areas the industry required clarity on. AIPMA organised a webinar on “Extended Producers Responsibility- Legal obligations, current scenarios and way forward” on 15th October 2021 to make the audience familiar about EPR, its framework, obligations, way forward etc.
Circular economy is the future and is estimated to raise huge monetary benefits if followed correctly. It is a restorative and regenerative alternative to linear economy which focuses on better product design to promote resource and energy efficiency. It holds immense significance for the industry, but people are still not fully aware about the system. An introductory course on Circular Economy was organised by AIPMA in October and December 2020, in order to help the industry understand and gain insights about the subject and the way forward.
In recent past many brands engaged in production of consumer goods have announced usage of recycled plastics for their packaging providing impetus to development of technologies to produce unlit recyclates matching nearly properties of virgin raw materials. A webinar was organised on “Plastic Recycling – A Step Towards Sustainability” on 6th January 2021. The webinar offered insights into various facets recycling of plastics for the processing industry.
Taking forward AIPMA’s agenda to work closely with the industry, government, academia and the society to promote usage of plastics and protect the environment, we organized a very effective webinar on PWM – Crafting a Sustainable Future for Plastics through the Circular Economy approach at the Plastiworld 2021 Expo. The webinar was attended by more than 500 participants and was a great success with very renowned national and international speakers.
The Government of India has proposed amendments with the objective of phasing out Single Use Plastic products & accordingly SUP has been defined and certain specific products have been declared to be phased out over a period of time. These amendments are likely to cause disruption to the industry. AIPMA organised a webinar on “Proposed Amendment of Plastic Waste Management Rules- 2021 & its Implications” on 23rd March 2021, with an objective to put forward interpretation of proposed amendments & implications on processing industry. The expert speakers were Dr. D.D Kale, Mr. Swapan Kumar Ray, Honorary Secretary of Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment & Mr. Haren Shanghavi - Past President AIPMA, Co Chairman, Environment Committee.