The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on May 13, 2024 has notified regarding the extension in the timeline for filing of Annual Return by Producers, Importers & Brand owners (PIBOs)/Plastic Waste Processors (PWPs) registered during FY 2022-23.

Further it has been stated that, the EPR portal was under updation process for enhancement of Security features from January 25, 2024 to March 03, 2024 and March 18, 2024 to April 24, 2024. Therefore, services of the EPR Portal have been resumed on April 24, 2024.

Further, the matter has been considered by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the last date for filing of Annual Return by PIBOS/PWPs registered on the EPR portal for plastic packaging, for the FY 2022-23 is extended till May 31, 2024.


It has stated that, the Producers/Importers and Recyclers does not sell plastic packaging/ commodities in plastic packaging or recycled plastic to Brand-owners (excluding Brand-owners falling in MSME category) who are not registered on the EPR Portal.

Lastly, It is to be noted that post May 31, 2024, the Annual Report is auto-filed on the Centralized EPR Portal and maximum EC (as per EC Guidelines developed by CPCB) towards the late filing of the Annual Report shall be levied on the registered PIBOs/PWPs.


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