The Recycled Plastics Manufacture
and Usage Rules, 1999.
A rule notified in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (viii) of Sub Section (2) of
Section 3 read with Section 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) with
the objective to regulate the manufacture and use of recycled plastics, carry bags and
Features of the Rules :
Thickness of the carry bags made of virgin plastics or
recycled plastics shall not be less than 20 microns.
Carry bags and containers made of virgin plastic shall
be in natural shade or white.
Carry bags and containers made of recycled plastic and
used for purposes other than storing and packaging food stuffs shall be manufactured using
pigments and colorants as per IS:9833:1981 entitled "List of Pigments and
Colorants" for use in Plastics in contact with food stuffs, pharmaceuticals and
Recycling of plastics shall be under taken strictly in
accordance with the Bureau of Indian Standards specifications IS:14534:1988 entitled
"The Guidelines for Recycling of Plastics".