Whose responsibility is it anyway?
Any product creates a lot of waste during and after use by the end customer. For example when you buy a packet of chips , the outer cover , usually made of metallized plastic is waste created. Now this metallized plastic is a massive environmental headache as it is
So when the customer throws the chips cover into the dustbin it will go to a landfill and sit there for hundreds of years, a burden on the planet.
Now who is responsible for this waste? The consumer or the manufacturer?
In EPR, the authorities clearly mandate that the responsibility of this post-consumer waste belongs to the manufacturer who must pay to clean up this mess.
Contributed by Preethi Sukumaran, CEO & Founder of Krya
My Chennai My Right, an inititative by The Hindu
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