Mumbai Plastic Ban: AIPMA urges government to treat owners, workers as policy-affected people

MUMBAI: 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, Government of India. Representatives of 54 Associations related to Plastic processing Industry from across India , actively participated in the discussions.

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.” It was reassuring that Smt Aparna Sharma stated that Government was open to suggestions regarding various issues faced by this sector.

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