• Prof M.M.Sharma, Padma Vibhushan Awardee, FNA, FRS, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Eminence,Chief Guest Inaugurated the  2nd Edition of International Conference on RESPONSIBLE PACKAGING i.e RESPack-2023 held at Hotel The Lalit, Mumbai during 8th & 9th June,2023.
  • Shri Rajani Ranjan Rashmi, IAS Retired, Former Chief Secretary of Manipur , Distinguished Fellow of TERI was the Guest of Honour for RESPack-2023.
  • Mr Ajit Singh, Chairman, ACG Worldwide, Mr Arvind Mehta, Chairman, Governing Council & AMTEC-AIPMA and Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Managing Director, HTW & President, AIPMA were present as Special Guest during Inauguration of RESPack-2023.
  • Prof Dhiraj Kumar, Director, National Institute of Design, Madhya Pradesh ( NIDMP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India, Prof Prateek Sharma, Vice Chancellor, TERI School of Advanced Studies ( TERISAS) and Dr M.K. Gupta, Director, CPPRI, Govt of India were present as Special Guests during FIPSA-2022 Award NITE on 8th June, 2023 in the Evening.
  • Mr R.R,Rashmi, IAS Retired, Distinguished FEllow, TERI and Mentor, FIPS was the Chief Guest during FIPSA Award NITE.

Material Recycling the voice of India Recycling Industry April-May-2020


The new plastic waste management rules 2016, amended in 2018, roll the ball for all concerned to step forward towards their EPR and CSR responsibilities. As the system sets its pace, a lot more clarity, understanding and streamlining would follow, bringing India too in line with global practices.

A big fear or threat amongst the plastic fraternity is, if the targets are not met, the public or the government or even NGOs could choose not use plastics and may come out with a solution that the industry likes the least!

Actually, such a thrust provides the plastic industry a huge opportunity to shape their own future. Circular economy is going to be the zing thing; today’s buzz word in the global field of plastics. An era to demonstrate, plastics can be circular by its economical reuse in production, replacing the virgin feedstock. It is going to be a game-changer; a paradigm shift in the mindset of the plastic industry.

If taken in a positive stride, the results ought to show a strong demand from the plastic processors and converters for producing good quality recyclates.

A decade or two ago no rag pickers or kabadiwalas were interested in collecting PET bottles, purely because they found no resale value for it. Today, special attention is given to PET amongst the post-consumer plastic waste segment and recycling is being carried out professionally across the country. No wonder, PET bottles have become the most valuable stream fetching a good return for all the stakeholders.

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