EPR - Extended Producer Responsibility

The concept of EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility, introduced in the Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules 2016 as amended 2018, obligates entities - Producers, Importers, Brand Owners (PIBOs) - to ensure that 100% of plastic waste generated during the end of life-cycle of their product is sustainably processed.

PIBOs are responsible to take back post-consumer plastic waste from households or any other source of its generation, through their own channel, Waste Management Agency (WMA), or through Urban local bodies (ULBs) and recycle or co-process the same in an environment friendly manner.

India produces 9.5 million tons of plastic waste every year. About 60% of plastic waste is collected for recycling. However, while plastic may be labeled as recyclable, only a small fraction of it is technically or economically viable to recycle. A large pool of plastic waste ends up in landfills, open dumps, and water bodies.

So what can we do about the Plastic that does not get recycled?

As the leader in waste to energy in India and an organization committed to the goals of Swachh Bharat Mission, Abellon has entered into long-term concession agreements with various municipal corporations to process and dispose of municipal solid waste.

Municipal Solid Waste includes 8 to 12% of post-consumer plastic waste such as Multi-layered plastic waste (MLP), packaging material, single-use plastic, sachets, tubes, plastic packaging films, plastic packing containers, etc. These are typically difficult to process and dispose of any other way except through landfill or dump sites, where plastic degrades and leaches into soil and groundwater and slowly enters into the food chain.

Thermal recycling is one of the best solutions to the plastic waste management problem where energy produced from this waste is fed back to consumers in line with circular economic principles.

Abellon offers several significant advantages including globally proven, industrial scale, mature, and environmentally compliant technology, as well as end-to-end traceability and accountability of the waste, which makes us a preferred waste management agency to help fulfill EPR obligations. Abellon generates a diversion certificate that is issued to PIBOs as part of the compliance fulfillment process.

By partnering with Abellon as a Waste Management Agency (WMA), plastic producers, importers and brand owners (PIBOs) also have the opportunity to contribute to the goal of a clean, green, and energy independent India by reducing plastic pollution.

thermal recycling for converting non-recyclable plastics into energy
Abellon is the leader in waste to energy in India. We have evolved a large scale, integrated waste to energy model with capabilities to process heterogenous waste including plastic waste in a sustainable and environment friendly manner, to produce green energy.
  • 5 Operating Plants with total capacity of 45 MW.
  • 5 Upcoming Plants with total capacity of 65 MW.
  • 6 Segregation Facilities with total capacity of 3100 TPD.
We process heterogeneous waste, including plastic waste, in a sustainable and environment friendly manner that reduces plastic pollution and generates clean energy.
Systematic Collection Model

We have long term tie ups with Municipal Corporations for processing of collected Municipal Solid Waste. The collected Municipal Solid Waste also contains post-consumer plastic waste.

Waste Segregation

Municipal Solid Waste is segregated into energy recoverable and energy non recoverable material through several screening processes at our segregation facility

Supply Chain Management

Post waste segregation, the waste is transferred to our government approved waste to energy generation plants for co-processing and conversion into clean energy.

Energy Recovery

We process energy recoverable waste in a sustainable and environment friendly manner, to produce green energy. This green energy is once again supplied back to cities for use.

Our waste to energy model works in partnership with city municipal corporations. Under their solid waste management programs, the municipal corporations supply us with collected municipal solid waste, as the raw material for green energy generation.

The final product – green energy – once again goes back into the grid for use by consumers.

The model is transparent and well documented, and the stringent internal documentation and reporting standards we have set, further augment the same.

Supported by the Swachh Bharat Mission, Abellon WTE plants are compliant with the Solid Waste Management Rules (2016) and registered under Plastic Waste Management Rules (2016) for sustainable disposal of plastic waste through thermal recycling.

Thus, we are able to support our EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) customers in fulfilling their obligation of sustainably disposing their plastic waste in a manner that ensures complete traceability and accountability, as mandated under the EPR guidelines.

Our Impact


15,26,400 TPA

Total Waste Processing Capacity

20,27,664 TCO2e

GHG Emissions reduced/annum


Trees Planted equivalent/annum

Advantage Abellon

Ability to Process
All Post-Consumer Plastic Waste
Robust Reporting Mechanism
Ensuring Transparent Operations
Own operations for segregation,
processing and disposal
Environmentally Compliant
Processes and Plants
End to End
Traceability of Material
Registered Under
MSW & PWM Rules

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