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The Genesis:

The Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment (ICPE) set up on recommendation of a Task Force constituted by The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), is a body registered under Society Act on 27 January 1999.It is a nodal agency recognised by the Government of India to handle all issues related to Plastics and Environment in the country.

Our Charter:

To help sustain an environment friendly image of plastics by highlighting the positive role of plastics in conserving resources and its 100 % recyclability

Our Objectives:
  • Encourage, promote and support upgradation of plastic waste management in India.
  • Develop and sustain a respectable and environmental friendly image of the plastic industry through mass environment education and awareness programmes.
  • Associate and seek the co-operation of the plastics industry with the common objective of promoting the image of the plastic waste management/ plastic industry.
  • Interact regularly with the relevant government departments and committees on the subject of plastic and plastic waste.
  • Provide, monitor and promote social, environmental and technological inputs in respect of the plastic industry.
  • Develop and encourage standards/ specifications / guidelines for plastic waste / recyclates for applications in various products.
  • Sponsor/ undertake R & D work in the area of plastics in general, and plastics waste management in particular.
  • Develop and encourage codification system for assisting recycling in critical and non-critical applications.
  • Collect, collate, publish and disseminate statistical data and technical information on Plastic waste industry / Plastic Industry.
  • Circulate information relating to Plastics Waste Industry / Plastics Industry for the benefit of manufacturers, consumers and regulatory bodies.
  • Establish / maintain contacts / liaison and exchange information with similar bodies globally in the field of Environmental Issues and strategies in respect of Plastics Waste Management / Plastic Industry.
Our Resources / Capital:
Founding Members:

The Founder members of ICPE are The Chemicals and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association (CPMA), an apex body representing the chemicals & petrochemical producers and Plastindia Foundation (PIF), the apex body of Plastics Processors, Processing Machinery Manufacturers.
Established in 1993 CPMA represents the INR 50,000 crores ( USD 10 bn) worth Indian Petrochemical industry. It plays a central role, providing real time linkages between the industry, the Government and the society. It interacts with the policy makers and industry associations to develop and maintain harmonious and conducive business conditions.
Plastindia Foundation is an apex body of the Indian Plastics industry, formed by major national Associations, Institutions and Organization connected with plastics, with the common objectives to promote the development of the Plastic Industry and to assist the growth of plastics and related material and their products
The policy frame- work and working of the ICPE are guided by the Governing Council and an Executive Committee. The GC comprises 16 members drawn from CPMA, PIF, MOEF.Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC), National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) , National Chemical Laboratories (NCL) Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), and a Product Packer/End user.
The 12 members Executive Committee has representations from CPMA, PIF, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Central Institute of Plastics Engineering Technology (CIPET) and Waste Management Experts.
The day to day functions of ICPE is managed by the Secretariat headed by the director general.

Sources of Funds:

The activities of ICPE are fully funded by the Plastic Industry both in terms of Seed Capital and Sustaining Funds. ICPE is registered under Societies Registration Act, and donations to ICPE are exempted under Section 80G.

Key Industry Partners:

All major manufacturers of chemicals, petrochemicals (plastic resin and raw materials), plastic processors and manufacturers of processing machinery, plastic recyclers, are our industry partners.

From CPMA :
  • Chemplast Sanmar Limited
  • DCM Shriram Consolidated Limited
  • Finolex Industries Limited
  • Gas Authorities of India Limited
  • Haldia Petrochemicals Limited
  • India Glycol Limited
  • Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited
  • LG Polymer (India) Private Limited
  • National Organic Chemicals Industries Limited
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Supreme Petrochem Limited.
From Plastindia Foundation:
  • Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology, Chennai
  • Gujarat State Plastics Manufacturers' Association, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Plastics Institute, Mumbai
  • Indian Plastics Federation, Calcutta
  • Organisation of Plastics Processors of India, Mumbai
  • The All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association, Mumbai
  • The Plastics Export Promotion Council, Mumbai
International Linkages:

ICPE is in the process of establishing and maintaining contacts/ liaison and exchanging information and experience with various International Associations / Institutions /Networks, such as American Plastic Council, Association of Plastic Manufacturers of Europe etc. to seek technical inputs in the field of plastic and plastic waste, reprocessing and product applications and their environment friendly promotion.