The Indian Centre for Plastics in the Environment (ICPE)
set up on the recommendation of a Task Force constituted by
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), is a body
registered under Society Act on January 27, 1999. It is a
nodal agency recognized by the Government of India to handle
all issues related to Plastics and Environment in the country.
To help sustain an environment friendly image of plastics
by highlighting the positive role of plastics in conserving
resources and its 100 % recyclability.
- To encourage, promote and support upgradation of the
plastic waste management and plastic industry technologically
- To project Indian Plastic industry as environment conscious,
socially responsible in all its acts, be it manufacturing,
marketing or recycling of plastic waste.
- To inform, create awareness among the public at large
on the importance of the right way of disposing plastic
waste, the need for stopping the habit of littering and
to impress on them that life without plastic is unimaginable
and therefore we should act responsibly in the disposal
of used plastics.
- To work closely with the Central, State and local administration
in plastic waste management on behalf of the plastic industry
in matters of legislation, creating infrastructure and facilitating
in keeping the environment clean.
- Develop and encourage standards/ specifications / guidelines
for plastic waste / recyclates for applications in various
- 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
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 major Associations, Organisations
and Institutions connected with Plastics with common objectives
to promote the development of Plastics Industries.
The Chemicals and Petroleum 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 harmonius
and conducive business conditions.
Plastindia Foundation (PIF)
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
ICPE Governance - The
The policy frame- work and working of the ICPE are guided
by the Governing Council and an Executive Committee. The Governing
Council comprises 15 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.
Sources of Fund
The 12 member- Executive Committee has representations from
CPMA, PIF, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Central
Institute of Plastics Engineering Technology (CIPET) and Waste
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 any donations
to ICPE are 100% exempted from Income Tax Under Section 35AC.
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
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,
- Gujarat State Plastics Manufacturers' Association, Ahmedabad
- Indian Plastics Institute, Mumbai
- Indian Plastics Federation, Calcutta
- Organization of Plastics Processors of India, Mumbai
- The All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association, Mumbai
- The Plastics Export Promotion Council, Mumbai
For further information, please visit our Website: www.icpenviro.org
Tel: 022- 2282 0491/ 96,
(F) 022- 2282 0451
2332 6376 / 77
ICPE Programmes & Activities
The ICPE charter lays great emphasis on technical programs
# To support upgradation of plastic waste management in India.
# Provide monitor & provide social, environmental &
technological inputs in respect of the Plastic industry.
# Develop and encourage standards / specifications / guidelines
for plastic waste / recyclates for applications in various
# Sponsor / undertake R & D work in the area of plastics
in general & 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
To meet these objectives, ICPE has already launched or is
in the process of launching and is committed to various technical
programs & activities.
() R & D Programs :
ICPE has already sponsored research & development programs
at UDCT, Mumbai for converting polyethylene carry bag waste
into synthetic lumber and wax. The research program at the
micro lab level has been completed satisfactorily. ICPE intends
t continue sponsorship of similar programs with leading R
& D institutions an laboratories the country.
() Standards & Specification
ICPE has been instrumental in developing the packaging guidelines
and also the BIS Recycling Standards(IS 14534 / 14535) in
the country. ICPE is also represented on the Bureau of Indian
Standards - Plastic Sectional Committee (PCD - 12). The institution
will continue various initiatives in developing and packaging
standards & specifications in the country in line with
() Technical Training & Workshop
ICPE has already conducted and will continue to conduct at
regular intervals technical training workshops in the area
of plastic materials & processing, plastics recycling
and plastic waste management. These workshops are designed
for industry members (plastic processors, recyclers), endusers,
nodal agencies and general public to bring about enhanced
knowledge/skills in the respective fields.
() Technical Publications :
ICE publishes from time-to-time technical & scientific
presentation materials, booklets and other publications to
bring about comprehensive technical awareness in the area
of plastics & environment. These publications are used
both for education and mass communication and mass communication
() Pilot Projects :
ICPE has committed to several pilot & demonstration projects
across the country. Some of the major programs include:
# Compactor for crushing & bailing of waste plastic bottles,
glasses & cups in area like railway stations. One of such
compactor has been successfully designed, installed and operated
at church gate, Mumbai.
# Pilot incineration Project is proposed for one of the metros
in co-operation with local authorities.
# Plastic waste will be utilized to construct long life superior
test roads under the auspices of a central nodal agency (this
is based on a know-how developed by local entrepreneur).
# A mini recycling project for multiplayer films / laminates
/ pouches / sachets is planned along with one of the leading
industrial research institute in Delhi.
# Upgradation of tiny / small recycling units.
() Life Cycle Analysis :
ICPE commissions leading institutions to carry out Life Cycle
Analysis(LCA) for various materials. Two such studies have
been commissioned with IIT Delhi in the area of flexible packaging
v/s. traditional packaging material.
ICPE reaching out to community
Communication, PR & Promotional
ICPE brings out publication that help remove apprehensions
regarding any environmental negatives of plastics. These are
published in English, Hindi and some major regional languages.
ICPE organizes Press conferences in major cities to disseminate
information on positive environmental attributes of plastics
for the benefit of consumers, bureaucrats, municipal authorities
ICPE promotes lectures, seminars in collaboration with CIPET
& other related institutes.
ICPE supports, sponsors and participates in international
and National seminars in collaboration with other agencies.
It also participates in plastic exhibitions held from time
to time in different parts of the country.
ICPE has engaged the expert services of leading communication
consultants Burson Marsteller Roger Pereira (BMRP) for management
of its complete PR & communication programmes and media
Regulatory and Liaison
ICPE liaises with regulatory agencies for resolving issues
related to plastics and environment. It encourages the industry
to conform to the guidelines issued by the regulatory agencies
from time to time.
ICPE publishes "Eco Echoes" - a quarterly newsletter
and circulates it widely for he benefit of the manufacturers,
consumers and regulatory authorities concerned with plastics
and plastic waste in India.
On-line ICPE News Bulletin (monthly) has been launched.
The website of ICPE is http://www.icpenviro.org Desined as
an interactive site, it aims to disseminate information on
all aspects of plastics and plastic waste including the latest
news concerning plastic. The ICPE websites, like various associations,
institutes, organisations connected with plastics.
ICPE & Government
ICPE has been set up under the aegis of Ministry of Environment
& Forest (MOEF), Government of India. In its day-to-day
functioning as also long term & strategic planning and
activities, the Centre has to interface with various Ministries/Government
agencies/ departments covering regulatory and related issues.
The primary interface is with the Ministry of Environment
& Forest(MOEF) - both at the central & state level,
Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB) & various State
Pollution Control boards(SPCBs), the parent Ministry of Chemical
& Fertilizers - Department of chemical & Petrochemicals(DCPC)
& Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) under Ministry of Industry.
In the area of Waste Management, ICPE undertakes pilot projects
in consultation with local self-government Bodies and civic
Authorities on regular basis. Besides these, need-based interface
take place with the Ministry of commerce, Department of Science
@ Industrial Research(DSIR), Ministry of Food, Civil Supplies
& Consumer Affairs and various other agencies.
Support to ICPE
Admission & Qualification for Membership
The membership of the Centreis open to all the plastic raw
material manufacturers, processors, reprocessors, packers,
end-users, R & D institutions, Trade & Professional
Associations connected with development & Promotion of
plastic waste industry / plastic industry, Chambers of Commerce
There are Four classes of members(Other than Founder Members)
I. Institutional Members
II. Honorary Members
III. Patron Members
IV. Sustaining Members
I. Institutional members: As decided by the Governing council,
any association, organization, institution incorporated under
any law or regulation for the time being in force and interested
directly or indirectly in serving the wider means/aspects
of the sectors of the plastic industry and related products
[#] All India character and constitutions; and
[#] Widespread membership i.e. [not confined to a particular
region] shall be eligible to become a Institutional Member
provided that such association, organization, institution
is domiciled in India.
II. Honorary members: The Governing council shall have the
power to enroll as Honorary member of the Centre distinguished
individual persons who may have rendered special, outstanding,
or meritorious services in the country in general and / or
Plastic industry in particular.
III. Patron members: Any person/undertaking incorporated
or otherwise, connected directly or indirectly with the plastics
and or related material industries shall be eligible to apply
as the Patron Member of the Centre.
IV. Sustaining members: Any desired person for membership
mentioned in para3 shall be eligible to apply as he sustaining
member of the Centre.
Fees for Membership
a] Any applicant, who desires to be an sustaining, Patron
and Institutional member of this center shall pay in advance
a sum of Rs. 5000[Rupees Five Thousand only] as admission/entrance
fees and on approval of membership the same shall form the
corpus fund of the center.
b] The annual fees of the various categories of members shall
be as follows and shall be paid within three months from the
starting of each accounting year. The initial yearly fees
will be paid alongwith the membership application
a] Founder Members - Nil
b] Institutional Members - Rs. 25000 per year
c] Honorary Members - Nil
d] Patron Members - Rs. 5000 per year
e] Sustaining Members - Rs 2500 per year
Procedure for Membership
A desiring member shall apply to the center for the membership
on the prescribed form to the governing council, together
with the amount of admission/entrance fees and annual fees
either be cheque or cash as fixed by the center. On receipt
of the completed application form, the governing council at
their earliest would consider the same. The governing council
shall not be bound to assign reasons for rejecting an application
for membership and its decision shall be final and conclusive.
The Governing Council may nominate an individual as honorary
member of the center in consideration of the distinguished
service rendered by him in the interest of the trade Commerce
and Industry of the Country. An Honorary member shall not
be obliged to pay an subscription / admission fees but shall
be entitled to all privileges of a member. The duration of
membership shall be for a period of 3 years. Honorary members
will not be required to file an application form as required
Disqualification of a Member
A member shall, ipso facto, cease to be a member and his
name shll be removed from the Register of members in the following
a] In case of individual, upon his death or in case of a
firm, corporation, trade association, Chamber of Commerce,
co-operative society or commercial institution, upon its dissolution
or winding up : or
b] If an individual is expelled, adjudicated an insolvent
or becomes of unsound mind, or if a firm, corporation, or
co-operative society is expelled or adjudicated insolvent
or liquidated: or if a Trade Association, chamber of Commerce
or Commercial Institution is disqualified from membership
by any resolution of governing Council : or
c] if he fails or they fail to pay the annual fee for membership
within first three months of the official year or within any
extended period sanctioned by the Governing Council.
Privileges of Members
A member of this center shall be entitled
a] To obtained publications of the center on the terms fixed
by the Executive committee.
b] To the use of the library / research and testing facilities
of the center on the terms fixed by the Executive committee.
c] To be elected as President or member of Governing Council
or Chairman of Executive Committee as defined later on ; however
patron members and sustaining members shall not be entitled