A new report from Greenpeace contends that multinational consumer goods companies are addressing the global plastics crisis with “false solutions.” Some of those solutions, the group says, harm the environment, such as the replacement of plastic straws with paper ones.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Jain Vs Union of India dated 06/09/2019 regarding cheap waste paper and the road sweep waste import for firing of brick kilns. According to the applicant, 900,000 tons of waste is imported which is hazardous.

Of the 8,300 million tonnes of plastic produced from 1950 to 2015, only 7% has been recycled while more than half has been discarded in landfill or leaked into the environment. Companies, organisations, and governments are taking measures to tackle plastic pollution.

Microplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization.

Vistara will stop giving plastic water bottles on board its flights, in a bid to reduce plastic usage.

Thiruvananthapuram: A project to keep prime tourism destinations across the state free of plastic and garbage, piloted by the Responsible Tourism (RT) Mission, together with stake-holders in touris

Haridwar: Despite the National Green Tribunal's (NGTs) ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in the pilgrim cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, the use of polythene bags is going on unabat

Illegal melting units too a menace

There should be 100% implementation of the plastic ban from September 1. This was the direction of Subhash B.

Plastics are an important material in the economy but present a challenge for waste management, resource efficiency and the environment. Low rates of recycling and high rates of environmental leakage represent key sustainability challenges for plastics as well as product designers and producers.

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