[Role and responsibilities of various Stakeholders in PWM]
A Virtual conference during 1000-1400 hrs on 25 February 2022, Friday
WeCare- A National Industry consortium on Plastic waste management and EPR in partnership with The Policy Times is currently undertaking a nationwide series- WeCare Policy Dialogue Series on ‘Issues of Plastic Waste Management & Single-Use Plastics in India.’
After the first conference held on 4 February 2022, Friday at Delhi, in which 500 industry leaders and policymakers from SPCBs, ULBs, Industry, NGOs, Brands, Institutions from across the country participated. The dialogue series is now being taken to the regional level with the first Regional Conference – Northern India scheduled on Friday 25th February 2022. The multistakeholder dialogue shall witness participation from Urban development officials, leading Industry brands, plastic waste recyclers, and state pollution control boards to discuss the Roles and Responsibilities of Multiple Stakeholders in plastic waste management and EPR.
Conference details: https://events.thepolicytimes.com/WeCaredialogues/
The idea of EPR is to facilitate the participation of plastic manufacturers and user industry in devising better plastic waste management strategies and creating partnerships with urban local bodies. The use of a wide range of plastic products has become widespread. With a growing population, solid waste management (SWM) is becoming a significant environmental challenge and an emerging problem, especially in the eco-sensitive Indian Himalayan region. Improper disposal methods, such as open dumping and open waste incineration, post humongous challenges for managing municipal waste in an environment-friendly manner.
The objectives of the conference are
- To spread awareness about the initiatives of the government for better collection and management of plastic waste.
- Deliberate on potential means for increasing plastic waste recycling/reuse.
- Discuss the opportunities for reducing and eliminating the adverse effects of waste on human health and the environment.
- Ensuring environmental protection through an effective waste management system.
- Technology is taking over everything. One of the biggest innovations in the waste management industry is the ability to turn waste into real energy. Discuss the potential of these options in this region..
The first Regional Conference-Northern India of the WeCare Policy Dialogue Series is scheduled on Friday 25th February 2022 shall be inaugurated by Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Town & Country Planning & Housing Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, and Shri Bansidhar Bhagat, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister Urban Development, Housing & Information Govt. of Uttarakhand. Key dignitaries from the northern region will join as Special Guests of honours to highlight the achievements of their respective states in swacch Bharat Mission. Other eminent speakers would include Shri Chander Mohan Gupta, Hon’ble Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation, Shri Mahendra Singh Tanwar IAS, Hon’ble Commissioner Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation(GMC), Er. Karunesh Garg, Member Secretary Punjab Pollution Control Board, Shri K. Ramesh Kumar (IFS), Member Secretary Jammu & Kashmir State Pollution Control Board, Shri S.P. Subudhi IFS, Member Secretary Uttarakhand State Pollution Control Board, Shri Ravi Prakash, Secretary Municipal Committee Gharaunda Distt Karnal and 300+ leading brands and recyclers, NGOs and other leaders.
About the Organizer(s):
WeCare is a credible platform for companies to collectively engage with various stakeholders and demonstrate leadership while managing plastic waste. It is a united voice of Industry for driving policy advocacy. WeCare (https://www.wecareforenvironment.com/) is a growing consortium of self-motivated businesses focussed on the intent of the PWM Rules, a national platform for stakeholder engagement and Industry voice on EPR and Plastic Circularity.
The Policy Times (www.thepolicytimes.com) is the world’s first media on policy and development journalism and a strategic and practical Alliance of Policy and Business experts for policy and business connect leading to prosperity through news and article writings, practical networking, Events, Business intelligence, research, and policy advocacy.