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Demystifying EPR for Plastics and the Status of SUP Management in India


Organised on 3rd May,2023

According to government figures published by India’s 28 states and 8 union territories, we generated almost 3.5 million tonnes of plastic in 2020–21. On the other hand, almost a year after India banned single-use plastics (SUPs) to combat plastic waste and pollution, plastics are still in widespread use across the country. However, given the fragmentation at the household level as well as the heterogeneous character of the many waste streams, analyzing the performance and usefulness of EPR models is a pretty difficult and complex procedure.

This webinar of the month will bring together notable players to demystify EPR models for plastics and analyze the status of SUP management in India in order to do a full economic and environmental cost-benefit analysis, as well as devise a strategy to account for social and economic repercussions.


Prabhjot Sodhi @CEE

Prabhjot Sodhi, with a total of 40 years’ experience presently (June 2021 onwards) Sr Program Director, Circular Economy at Centre for Environment Education. Previously Head UNDP Circular Economy – 5 years working with multiple donors in the space of Circular Economy (plastics) – Coca Cola, Hindustan Unilever Limited, HDFC Bank, Nyara Energy and Coca Cola Foundation.

Lakshmi Raghupathy, Environmentalist

Lakshmi raghupathy has worked in environmental impact assessment, which included environmental clearances (EC) for industrial projects and specifying ecologically sensitive areas (ESA). She is an environmentalist, and works as a visiting faculty member in the TERI School of Advanced Studies.She represented the Government of India in the negotiations of UNEP Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal.

Surojit Bose @Coca Cola

Surojit is head of sustainability at Hindustan Coca Cola, with experience of over 25 years in sustainability and climate change. Prior to HCCB he worked with PwC and EY in their Climate Change and Sustainability practice. He has worked extensively in most areas of ESG, including in EPR, water and carbon.


Brajesh Kr. Dubey@IIT, Kharagpur

Brajesh Kr. Dubey has his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is presently Associate Professor (Integrated Waste Management and Sustainable Engineering) in the Division of Environmental Engineering and Management at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. 

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