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AIPMA urges government to treat plastic owners and workers affected due to ban as Policy Affected People

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Hiten Bheda, President, AIPMA and Aparna Sharma, Joint secretary, Department of chemical and petrochemicals at the special meeting hosted by the AIPMA recently.

The Government and the Plastic Industry will work together to address various issues such as Plastic Ban in various States, Waste Management Rules (PWM), Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) and Definition of Single Use Plastics. This was the outcome of the meeting hosted by the All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association, chaired by Aparna Sharma, Joint Secretary, Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals. Representatives of 54 Associations related to Plastic processing Industry from across India, actively participated in the discussions.

Aparna Sharma assured the industry that Government was open to suggestions regarding various issues faced by this sector.

Hiten Bheda, President of The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA), announced that AIPMA has launched a fund which will do a viability gap funding and get low value waste cleared from streets to be recycled. He also invited brands, plastic processors and polymer makers to join the efforts.

Jayesh Rambhia (Past President, AIPMA) said “Owners and workers of such closed factories should be treated as Policy Affected People and should be compensated to cover damage due to sudden change of policy. Their Bank loans need to be waived off and their machines be acquired by Government at depreciated value. Their workers need to be paid gratuity by Government.”

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