Panchayat:Repo18/Law Manual Page1168

3. Definitions. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires.

(a) "Act" means the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986);

(b) "brand owner" means a person or company who sells any commodity under a registered brand label.

(c) "carry bags” mean bags made from plastic material or compostable plastic material, used for the purpose of carrying or dispensing commodities which have a self carrying feature but do not include bags that constitute or form an integral part of the packaging in which goods are sealed prior to use.

(d) "commodity" means tangible item that may be bought or sold and includes all marketable goods or wares;

(e) "compostable plastics” mean plastic that undergoes degradation by biological processes during composting to yield CO2, water, inorganic compounds and biomass at a rate consistent with other known compostable materials, excluding conventional petro-based plastics, and does not leave visible, distinguishable or toxic residue;

(f) "consent" means the consent to establish and operate from the concerned State Pollution Control Board or Pollution Control Committee granted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974), and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 (14 of 1981);

(g) "disintegration" means the physical breakdown of a material into very small fragments;

(h) "extended producer's responsibility" means the responsibility of a producer for the environmentally sound management of the product until the end of its life;

(i) “food-stuffs” mean ready to eat food products, fast food, processed or cooked food in liquid, powder, solid or semi-solid form;

(j) "facility" means the premises used for collection, Storage, recycling, processing and disposal of plastic waste;

(k) "importer” means a person who imports or intends to import and holds an Importer - Exporter Code number, unless otherwise specifically exempted.

(l) "institutional waste generator" means and includes occupier of the institutional buildings such as building occupied by Central Government Departments, State Government Departments, public or private sector companies, hospitals, schools, colleges, universities or other places of education, organisation, academy, hotels, restaurants, malls and shopping complexes;

(m)“manufacturer" means and include a person or unit or agency engaged in production of plastic raw material to be used as raw material by the producer.

(n)“multilayered packaging" means any material used or to be used for packaging and having at least one layer of plastic as the main ingredients in combination with one or more layers of materials such as paper, paper board, polymeric materials, metalised layers or aluminium foil, either in the form of a laminate or co-extruded structure;

(o) “plastic" means material which contains as an essential ingredient a high polymer such as polyethylene terephthalate, high density polyethylene, Vinyl, low density polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene resins, multi-materials like acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, polyphenylene oxide, polycarbonate, Polybutylene terephthalate;

(p)“plastic sheet" means Plastic sheet is the sheet made of plastic;

(q) “plastic waste” means any plastic discarded after use or after their intended use is over;