The report ‘Prevention of hazardous waste in Europe – the status in 2015’ is the third in a series of annual reviews of waste prevention programmes in Europe as stipulated by the Waste Framework Directive.

International cooperation is needed to stop developed nations simply offloading defunct electronics on developing countries, argue Zhaohua Wang, Bin Zhang and Dabo Guan.

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The hazardous waste management rules 2016 amended by the environment ministry has allowed companies located in special economic zones (SEZs) to import solid plastic waste.

In exercise of powers confirmed by sections 6, B and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 ( 29 of 1,986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Hazardous and Other Wastes [Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.

In exercise of powers confirmed by sections 6, B and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 ( 29 of 1,986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Hazardous and Other Wastes [Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.

There are provisions under Hazardous Waste Management Rules for utilization of various types of hazardous wastes.

This Order may be called, the Regulation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls Order, 2016. It shall come into force on the date of its final publication in the Official Gazette. The manufacture and import of the Polychlorinated Biphenyls in India shall be banned from the date of final publication of this Order.

India is the fifth largest generator of e-waste in the world revealed this new report released by the United Nations University. India (1.7 Mt) along with Japan (2.2 Mt)  and China (6.0 Mt) is amongst the top three Asian nations with the highest e-waste generation in absolute quantities. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satish Kumar Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 23/02/2015 regarding unregulated open burning of plastic/rubber or such other articles anywhere in India.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Delhi Pollution Control Society Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 21/10/2014 regarding pollution resulting from operation of petrol pump – cum- service center.

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