All India Plastics Manufacturer’s Association – popularly known as AIPMA – is one of the oldest and largest apex body of the plastic industry in India. Founded by industry visionaries, the association is a professionally managed body guided by leading industrialists and professionals of the industry. Headquartered in Mumbai, the association has regional offices in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
For over seven decades, AIPMA has been playing a crucial role in the revolutionizing the plastic industry in India. It has been serving as an important catalyst towards promoting Indian plastic industry in international regions. With a view to make India an international sourcing base of plastics, AIPMA has been actively involved in the promotion of Plastics. It is serving as a common platform for participants in the plastics industry for the exchange of ideas, creating business opportunities, organising national as well as international seminars, lectures, meetings, conferences, buyer & seller meets, training programmes periodically, liaising between the government and the industry.
AIPMA is also working with various state governments to develop plastic parks for the industry. PLASTVISION INDIA, organized by AIPMA is the largest plastic industry event held in India once every three years. PLASTIVISION Arabia held at Sharjah is another event hosted by AIPMA which has made its mark as a leading international exhibition and conference.
However, activities of AIPMA just doesn’t confine to the promotion of the Indian plastic industry. Whenever there have been challenges confronting the growth of Indian plastics industry, AIPMA has always been a frontrunner in helping the industry. The Environment Committee at AIPMA, chaired by Mr. Akhilesh Bhargava, has been actively dealing with environmental issues and anti-plastics campaigns.
– The committee has been actively involved in having a dialogue with governments, corporates and public at large on concepts of better plastic usage, disposal, and waste management.
– The Committee has initiated an Image Building of Plastics. The crux of this Image Building Project is to create a cleaner image of plastics which has been prone to criticism on account of lack of awareness about plastics and its waste management techniques. The aim is to create awareness about the benefits and utility value of Plastics on a larger scale to ensure the betterment and sustenance of the industry.
– As a part of environmental initiatives, the committee is actively working towards issues related to the implementation of plastics waste management rules 2016, plastics ban in some states and the road map for bringing a change in public perception towards plastics.
– AIPMA is also pro-actively representing the plastics Industry in numerous legal petitions filed by various NGO’s in the National Green Tribunal. Leveraging on its strong liaison with various government bodies, by providing technical, legal & financial support and working closely with MOEF & other industry representatives, AIPMA has been successfully defending the Industry. Under the guidance of its honorary members and with the support of the team at AIPMA along with the agencies engaged, solely for environmental related activities, it is closely monitoring these legal cases and various bans implemented in different states across India.
– The Environment Committee is regularly circulating the latest news, updates, bans, and environment related initiatives through its Weekly Environment Bulletin.
– The committee had also organized All Plastics Associations and Industry meet on May 23, 2016, at ‘AIPMA House’ Mumbai to discuss various issues related to Implementation of Plastics Waste Management Rules 2016 & Plastics Ban in some states. The meeting was chaired by Shri Avinash Joshi, Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals. It was crucial in bringing together the industry to spread awareness of plastic waste management rules and build a roadmap for the future actions.
We at AIPMA firmly believe the plastics are not the culprit as being perceived today, but they are just a medium. The real culprit is the lack of awareness about benefits of Plastics, its reusability and waste management. We at AIPMA are dedicatedly working towards changing this perception and create sustainable awareness among all.