Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
Standards and regulatory frameworks in plastic and green packaging of consumer products in global and Indian scenario
Author(s): Sangeetha Padmanabhan, Magesh R
Abstract: Even though plastic packaging has become the hot topic and noticeable due to the pollution caused, it becomes an important source for protecting, handling, storing and transporting a product safely especially in consumer products. Social and economic changes are the causes for high use of packaging materials in consumer products. Henceforth many countries have worked on forming rules, regulations, specifications and standards regarding plastic packaging, use and disposal. India is still in infancy stage in the regulations. Secondary data has been collected in this regard as people are not aware on these regulatory aspects. This study articulates formulation of standards to be formulated to encourage the extensive benefits to the public and users of the standards. As part of their suppleness, standards must be appropriate for both internal and external substantiation. They should be methodically, scientifically and technically based. Beyond everything, they ought to be concrete, advantageous, beneficial useable and operational.