Dear Members & Industry colleagues,
Warmest Greetings from Gujarat State Plastic Manufacturers Association (GSPMA)
Hope you and your family members will be safe, secure and free from worries of COVID-19 situation, the worst pandemic of this century. The Industry and common men lives greatly affected due to this outbreak since last more than four months. Hope it will end soon.
As you all aware, at present plastic industry is playing pivotal role in the hour of need as its products are supporting the efforts of frontline warriors. In fact, variety of plastic products made out of plastics are crucial part of managing the COVID-19 containment. First and foremost, PPE Kits, Masks, Head Caps, Gowns, Gloves, Glasses, etc. are protecting Doctors and support staff from exposure to deadly virus. Medical devices and disposables are predominantly being made of plastics. For supporting the needs of the society and supply line of essentials with minimum risk of virus also calls for single use plastics packaging in large volume not to mention regular packaging material for food products and pharmaceutical products.
In view of the ongoing situation, Government should immediately remove all the barriers in production and supply of plastic products. GSPMA along with other leading Associations in the country constantly representing key issues of plastic industry before competent authorities during lockdown and unlock period. Presently Government is planning to make BIS standard compulsory for All imported Raw Material. GSPMA along with All Leading Association in the country had strongly represented to the Government of India not to make BIS standard compulsary.
Now, the situation getting back to normalcy gradually. We appreciate the measures taken by the State Government and Central Government at different stages. Atmanirbhar Bharat is one of them to help and revive the economy of the country. Though some difficulties lying in its proper implementation. For this, Association is following it up with concerned departments and hope it will be resolved during the period of time.
Association recently submitted its views/comments alongwith other leading associations in the country on EPR framework under Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and asserted its difficulties lies in its proper implementation. This issue is under active consideration of MOEF.
If you have any suggestion or issues to be represented to Govt of Gujarat or to the Govt of India please send it to GSPMA & we will surely take it up with Govt if it is in the interest of the Industries at Large.With Regards