Q.3 The Environment Ministry published draft regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Examine the issues with the regulations and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-gaps-in-the-plan-to-tackle-plastic-waste/article38050930.ece In the intro, briefly explain the EPR. In the body, mention the issues such as not addressing the concerns of waste pickers, in the suggestions mention usingĀ EPR funds for mapping and registration of the informal sector actors, building their capacity, upgrading infrastructure, promoting technology transfer, and creating closed-loop feedback and monitoring mechanisms. … Continue reading Q.3 The Environment Ministry published draft regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Examine the issues with the regulations and suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)