Humans are prone to waste- we create, after all. Yet we create in excess amount and often things that we don’t need, leading to a growth in discharge of that excess. On this note, Biomedical waste management in India is receiving greater attention, owing to stringent regulations made by the Ministry of health.

Health and Child Care secretary Gerald Gwinji yesterday said the ministry had already launched its own investigations with a view to bring the culprits to book.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 15/05/2017 regarding waste management in hospitals, hotels, colleges, malls, railway stations, bus terminals, Waste to Energy Plant and residential societies in Delhi.

An environmental disaster was in the making in Zanzibar, thanks God that it was discovered just in time though damage had already been done.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Sunil Patel Vs M/s Bhopal Incinerator Ltd. dated 10/03/2017 regarding occupational safety of the employees of M/s Bhopal Incinerator Ltd., Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

The healthcare sector is known to be a wellness centre and must unwittingly act as a source of further risk exposure to the healthcare staffs, patients and their families as well as the neighbourhood.

This policy report reviews the current status of waste management in Myanmar and confirms that it remains at a preliminary stage, attributed to challenges at both the national and city levels resulting from a range of technical, social, economic and institutional constraints.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Almitra H. Patel & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 11/01/2017 regarding generation and management of all kinds of wastes (municipal solid wastes, hospital hazardous wastes).

Medical waste, broken bottles and household trash are some of the items found in more than 100 tonnes of garbage salvaged near a drinking water reservoir in Shanghai.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahesh Dubey Vs Chattisgarh Environment Conservation Board & Others dated 15/12/2016 regarding improper disposal and mis-management of biomedical waste in the State of Chhattisgarh.

NGT directs a State Level Committee to be constituted which will prepare a complete and comprehensive inventory of all the HCFs (Health Care Facilities), as defined under Rules of 2016 and thereafter prepare the action plan regarding proper and effective implementation of the provisions of Bio-Medical Management Rules, 2016.

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