NGT in its order to the Puducherry Pollution Control Committee said that the plastic and other inert materials like glass and ceramics are to be removed apart from all other existing waste totally. This act shall be completed expeditiously in any event within a period of eight weeks from the date of Order. After completing the said process, the Pondicherry Government shall take all necessary steps for afforesting the site with suitable tree species so that the site is totally reclaimed. Application stands disposed of.
Widespread adoption of products labelled 'biodegradable' will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, concluded a UN report released. The report, "Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter.