The development of packaging policies stems from intersecting challenges being faced by economies across the world. On one hand, growth in population has led to an increase in consumption and consequently an increase in the amount of per capita waste generation.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of W. Edwin Willson Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/11/2019 regarding use of PVC and chlorinated plastics for banners and hoardings for promotion and advertising during elections. A report was filed by the CPCB which mentioned that the Election Commission issued letters to all political parties and Chief Electoral Officers of all the states and union territories (UTs) on the subject.

Europe relies heavily on material resources for almost all of society’s activities. Its extraction and production of material resources have significant impacts on the environment and human health, as well as on the economy.

The positive scale of global efforts to prevent plastic pollution has been revealed in a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aditya Dubey Vs Amazon Retail India Private Limited & Others dated 22/10/2019 regarding excessive use of plastic packaging materials by and in the course of e-marketing in violation of ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

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.