The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has taken a tough stance after online businesses such as Flipkart and Patanjali Beverage were not registered under plastic waste management rules. CPCB has issued show cause notices to Flipkart and Patanjali Beverage for ceasing their operations. The CPCB gave this information while presenting the report to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday.
The CPCB has told the tribunal that it has issued notices to Flipkart and Patanjali Beverage on 8 October for not complying with the provisions of the law under Section 5 of the Environmental Protection Act. The Board has said that this notice has been issued for not complying with the provisions of the law and for environmental compensation. Under the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018, it is now compulsory for companies to register in CPCB to use plastic for packaging.
CPCB awarded NGT chief Justice A.K. The report presented before the Goyal-led bench said that Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Limited, India Holding Limited, Bisleri International Limited and M / s Norish-Ko Beverage Limited have registered themselves. However, it states that these companies have also not given any information at present about the evidence based evaluation of the implementation of the action plan for meeting the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) liability.
The CPCB has stated that the documents submitted by these companies have not been endorsed by the State Pollution Control Board and hence show-cause notices will also be issued to these companies.