Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/05/2019 regarding restriction on use of plastic bottles and multi layered plastic packages used for packaging of carbonated soft drink and liquor as well as other items, in view of the adverse impact on the environment and health. The Tribunal issued notice on 29.01.2014 and has been considering the matter for more than five years.
In just over half a century, plastics have become pervasive throughout the economy, due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness. Yet alongside clear benefits, today’s plastics system has significant drawbacks. This need not be the case, however.
The risks of serious environmental and social impact caused by poorly-managed supply chains can be avoided with improved practices that will also benefit business, according to a new guide released by WWF.