Elimination of duplicate processing by MoCC and provincial EPAs for import of recyclable plastics (waste materials)
|Ticker||Multiplicity of inspections for allowing Import of Recyclable Plastic Waste eliminated|
|Reform Description||Before: Earlier, both Provincial Environmental Protection Authorities and Ministry of Climate Change-MoCC used to inspect the premises of importer to allow import of the plastic waste.
After: Ministry of Climate Change has abandoned the joint site inspection visit and now only provincial EPA will be the competent authority to undertake the site inspection and recommend the import of the plastic waste which will be allowed by MoCC.
|Sector||Circular Economy/ Plastic Recycling|
|Beneficiaries||All Plastic Waste Importers|
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Federal (Entire Pakistan)|
|Department||Ministry of Climate Change, Environmental Protection Authority(ies)|
|Date of Implementation||06-12-2021|
|Details||Difficulty||The import of plastic waste for recycling purpose was allowed, however, the processing of the import and subsequent grant was carried out by both the federal and provincial Environmental Protection Authorities which a case for duplication of the processing efforts.|
|Analysis||It was realized that this duplication of processing efforts should be removed and Ministry of Climate Change acted accordingly.|
|Solution||Ministry of Climate Change has dropped the joint inspection mechanism which was adopted under the previous SOPs. Now, provincial EPAs has been authorized to undertake the site inspection and process the import of plastic waste.|
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