How to apply for EPR certificate in India?
Posted: Dec 03, 2020
You can’t become an electronic product manufacturer if you don’t take the responsibility for the waste it generates. Thus, it’s mandatory for you to obtain the EPR Certificate to accept the Extended Producer Responsibility to dispose the waste to protect the environment and people from the chemical mess that manufacturing electronic products create.
By taking on the responsibility of E waste management (electronic waste management), you prove the government that your production won’t harm the environment in any way. It paves the way for more growth in the electronic manufacturing sector. It gives you a sense of accomplishment. And, it makes you feel good about not harming the environment while you are churning out PCs, laptops and other electronic circuitry gadgets in your factory.
Which brings us to the topic of this article, how to apply for EPR certificate in India. The method is not complex, but it’s one that you should know. Our goal is to let you know enough about the process so that you can reach out to business consultants while possessing some prior knowledge about the application.What is EPR Certificate?
EPR certificate is the certification for Extended Producer Responsibility. It certifies that you, as a producer of electronic goods, are ready except the extended responsibility of dealing with the E waste the production generates. This E Waste management license is issued by CPCB or Central Pollution Control board.What is the process to get the Certificate of E Waste management?
Before we go further, note that the terms "E Waste Management Certificate" and "EPR Certificate" point towards the same certificate.
- Enter into an agreement with the recycler: Taking on the extended user responsibility doesn’t mean that you need to have an in-house recycling unit. It merely means that you have access to entities, or e waste management companies to deal with the electronic wastes. Thus, first, you have to reach out and enter into agreement with a recycler.
- Gather the important documents that have to attached along with the application: Following are those documents:
a. Your address proof
b. Your legal documents as a manufacturer or exporter. Those would entail:
i. Certificate of incorporation of your company.
ii. Import and Export Code or IE Code
iii. Directorate of Industries
iv. A certificate from the local municipal bodies if applicable in your state or union territory.
c. An information sheet containing your contact details
d. A copy of your PAN card
e. Aadhar card of the individual that you’ve hired to file the application on your behalf.
f. Details of the products that are being produced in your manufacturing unit.
g. If you have a copy of the BIS License, present them as well.
h. RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Wastes) Certificate details.
i. Details of the recycler that you’ve entered into an agreement with.
j. A precise estimate of how much waste would be produced in the production of electronic product (s)
k. Details of the awareness programs that you’ve implemented in order to spread awareness about E waste management.
l. Plan of managing the E Waste or the EPR plan.
m. Copy of the agreement you’ve entered in with the recycler.
n. Website content that you’ve written towards your commitment to management of electronic wastes.Conclusion
Getting EPR certificate means not only accepting the responsibility to deal with electronics waste, it’s also mandatory if want to open factory to manufacture electronic products. I hope that this article has help you discern the importance of this license and has helped you get the answers you wanted. For further details regarding the same, reach out to our experts.
Vicky kumar is a company analyst in IP1 License.