Plastics were first developed in 1907 with the discovery of Bakelite, a synthetic polymer that could be easily massproduced. This invention led to countless innovations and new products as plastics became an essential material of the global economy. In 1989 the world produced about 100 million tonnes (Mt) of plastic every year.

Sustainable management of plastic will be crucial for Bangladesh to tackle the increasing plastic pollution and ensure green growth, says a new World Bank Report.

This report presents the results of a study on agricultural plastic products used globally in a range of different value chains. The study assessed the types and quantities of plastic products, their benefits and trade-offs.

Water pollution caused by microplastics generated from land-based sources (e.g.

Niti Aayog has suggested that urban local bodies (ULBs) could provide land to set up material recovery facilities (MRFs) to be used by various industries to set up infrastructure for efficient plastic waste management.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on September 17, 2021 ha issued the Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

The lifetime cost to society, the environment and the economy of plastic produced in 2019 alone has been revealed at US$3.7 trillion, more than the GDP of India according to a new report by Dalberg commissioned by WWF.

This study identifies the impacts of plastic pollution on land and freshwater migratory species protected by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).

The Department of Urban Development on August 13, 2021 has issued Draft Plastic Waste Management Bye-laws, 2021 for National Capital Territory of Delhi for Management of Plastic Waste.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of W. Edwin Wilson Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/08/2021.

The matter related to use of PVC and chlorinated plastics for banners/hoardings used during elections.

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