The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has observed many gaps in the implementation of various provisions of Plastic Waste Management Rules in the state of Goa.
A report submitted to NGT says the quantity of plastic waste generated by Goa is 72.54 tonnes per day but there is no information provided on number of urban local bodies (ULBs) existed and their plastic waste management system (including collection, segregation and channelisation of waste).
It also failed to list out the names of panchayats which have set up plastic management system including facilities for collection of segregated waste and material recovery facilities.
The report also says Goa does not have information on number of registered plastic manufacturing units existing in the state.
This report was submitted in the matter of CPCB Vs State of Andaman & Nicobar & Others regarding Plastic Waste Management Rules,
Goa and Assam were the two states that failed in providing information on number of registered producers/brand owners/ importers and plastic waste recyclers as per Rules 9 and 13 of PWM Rules.
These two states also failed to provide information to the CPCB about constitution of state-level advisory committee and number of meetings held by them.
Interestingly, Goa was also among two other states like Uttar Pradesh and Assam that did not provide information on status of marking and labeling on plastic carry bags and multi-layered packaging.
Also no information was provided by Delhi, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Goa on status of phasing out of manufacturing and use of multi-layered plastic which is non-recyclable or having no alternative use in two years’ time.