Showcause Notices For Closure Issued To Flipkart, Patanjali Over Plastic Waste Management Rules, Pollution Board Tells NGT
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Showcause Notices For Closure Issued To Flipkart, Patanjali Over Plastic Waste Management Rules, Pollution Board Tells NGT

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The Central Pollution Control Board has told the NGT that it has issued showcause notices for closure of operations to Flipkart and Patanjali Peya as they are not registered with it and have not responded to its communications on the matter.

In a report submitted to the National Green Tribunal, the CPCB has said the showcause notice under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, has been issued to these units on Oct. 8, for closure of their operation and environment compensation for non-compliance of provisions of Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018.

The CPCB further informed the NGT that four firms --Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Co., PepsiCo India Holding Pvt. Co., Bisleri International Pvt. Co., and Ms NourishCo Beverages Ltd. -- are registered with CPCB. "However, they have not provided information for evidence based assessment of implementation of action plan for fulfilment of Extended Producer Responsibility liability".

The documents submitted by them have not been endorsed by state pollution control boards and accordingly, the showcause notice has been issued to these firms as well.

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