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China is taking steps to standardise its solid waste recycling industry, which despite being a burgeoning green sector has stoked environmental concerns due to reckless expansion.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. Puducherry Environment Protection Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/08/2017 regarding bio-medical waste treatment facilities of nursing homes and hospitals in Puducherry. The Puducherry Pollution Control Committee shall take appropriate action in accordance with law if the directions are not complied and shall submit a report before
the Tribunal on the details of the action taken.

A ground-breaking global convention on mercury today goes into effect, the United Nations environment wing said, protecting millions of children and infants from possible neurological and health da

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kudrat Sandhu Vs. Govt. of NCT & Others dated 10/08/2017 regarding indiscriminate use and dumping of plastic waste, Delhi.

The High Court accepted recommendations of this expert committee report on long term action plan for waste management for Delhi and asked the municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs) to submit waste management rules within two weeks.

Brexit department warns EU counterparts it will ‘return waste to its country of origin’ if an agreement on nuclear cooperation cannot be reached

Plastics have outgrown most man-made materials and have long been under environmental scrutiny. However, robust global information, particularly about their end-of-life fate, is lacking. By identifying and synthesizing dispersed data on production, use, and end-of-life management of polymer resins, synthetic fibers, and additives, we present the first global analysis of all mass-produced plastics ever manufactured. We estimate that 8300 million metric tons (Mt) as of virgin plastics have been produced to date.

PANAJI: The workshop was to discuss and share ideas on how the problem of e-waste has been a burning issue which needs to be tackled in Goa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subrato Mookherjee Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/07/2017 regarding bio-medical waste management of hospitals in Kolkata, West Bengal.

NGT grants the erring hospitals a final opportunity to comply with the pollution norms as recommended by the State PCB within three months. This shall include obtaining authorisations, consents to operate and completion of ETPS.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M.C. Mehta Versus Union of India & Others dated 13/07/2017 regarding Ganga river pollution. NGT notes that GAP I and GAP II has failed to yield the required results and on the contrary there has been tremendous increase in the industrial and sewage pollution load in river Ganga and its tributaries.

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