After submitting a report before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued show cause notices to Flipkart and Patanjali Peya for the closure of their operation and levying environment compensation.
In the report, CPCB said on October 8 that the closure notices have been issued under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The two companies have been asked to shut down operations and pay environment compensation for non-compliance of provisions of Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2018. The news was first reported by PTI.
CPCB said, “These companies were issued show cause notices as they have not provided information for evidence-based assessment of the implementation of an action plan for fulfilment of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) liability.”
This development comes after the tribunal’s latest direction wherein the CPCB was asked to take necessary steps and file an action-taken report against ecommerce companies that use excess plastic for packaging material.