Guidelines for Disposal of Thermoset Plastic Waste including Sheet moulding compound (SMC)/Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

In compliance of the Order of the Hon’ble NGT, Central Pollution Control Board constituted a Committee comprising officials from MoEF & CC, BIS, CIPET, IIT Delhi and Associated Cement Company (ACC) for framing guidelines for the purpose of proper and appropriate disposal of SMC/FRP plastic waste. Thermoset plastic when cured by heat or other means, changes into a substantially infusible or insoluble product. The thermoset polymer is a kind of plastic, which due to its composite chemical structure can’t be re-moulded/recycled. The thermoset plastic discarded after use are accumulated & landfilled. The SMC/FRP products are a kind of thermoset plastics commonly made from composites of glass fibers embedded in polyester resin, vinylester resin, epoxy resins etc.