Regulations regarding PET/Recycled PET usage in India


Bureau of Indian Standards has issued standards/guidelines on how to recover and recycle plastic waste and what kind of products could be manufactured from recycled plastics

IS 14534: 1998 : Guidelines for the recovery and recycling of plastic waste. This standard prescribes guidelines for the selection, segregation and processing of plastics waste/ scrap. This standard also prescribes guidelines to the manufacturers of plastic products with regard to the marking to be used on the finished product in order to facilitate identification of the basic raw material

Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules, 2016, India

The government of India, through the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the new Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 (through a Gazette notification dated 18 March 2016). This supersedes the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 that governed such activities earlier.

USFDA Guidance

USFDA has released a document titled ‘Guidance for Industry: Use of Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging: Chemistry Considerations’ (Aug 2006), that outlines the FDA’s current thinking and recommends issues that a manufacturer of recycled plastic consider during the manufacturer’s evaluation of a recycling process for producing material suitable for food-contact applications This document can be accessed in its full.

EU Regulation

The European Union, after consulting the European Food Safety Authority, issued the Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 of 27 March 2008 on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods.

Forms (In PDF Format)




Form I – Application For Registration For Producers or Brand Owners Click Here
FORM II – Application Form for Registration of Units Engaged in Processing or Recycling Plastic Waste Click Here
FORM III – Application For Registration For Maufacturers of Plastic Raw Materials Click Here
Form IV – Format of Annual Reports by Operator of Plastic Waste Processing or Recycling Facility to the Local Body Click Here
Form V – Format For Annual Report on Plastic Waste Management to be Submitted by the Local Body Click Here
Form VI – State-wise status of Impletetatiion of Plastic Waste management Rule 2016 for the year… Annual Click Here
PWM Whats New Click Here
PWM_2016 Click Here
Salient Features of PWM – 2016 Click Here