There are a total of 16 legacy waste dumpsites in the state and 263641 tonnes of legacy waste has been dumped at dumpsites. Around 83311.28 tonnes of legacy waste has been cleared from the dumpsites.

Two legacy waste dumpsites at Sunder Nagar and Sarkaghat have been cleared and in 14 legacy dumpsites bio mining has started. The state of Himachal Pradesh has set the time frame for clearing all legacy dumpsites by December 2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in The Hindu dated 29.03.2022 titled “Detecting microplastics in human blood” dated 01/03/2023.

Proceedings were initiated suo-motu in the light of media reports to the effect that in absence of enforcement of environmental norms on the subject, small particles of plastics enter the blood cells of human being through food, having adverse health impact.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report dated 10/02/2023.

The CPCB report was in compliance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order dated April 5, 2022 in Original Application No. 251/2022 in re: News item published in The Hindu dated March 29, 2022 titled 'Detecting microplastics in human blood'.

In partnership with Anthesis Group, The Circulate Initiative conducted a detailed assessment of wastesheds in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. This report provides a summary of the key findings for each of the wastesheds covered in this study, including aspects of the plastics recycling supply chains where improvements can be made.

This book provides a cross-sectoral, multi-scale assessment of marine litter in Africa with a focus on plastics. From distribution, to impacts on environmental and human health, this book looks at what is known scientifically.

The building blocks of almost all plastic items on the planet are little lentil-sized petrochemical-derived pellets, called nurdles, that are melted together and shaped to create larger plastic products.

India's Waste-to-Energy Paradigm: A policy, environmental and social perspective is an earnest effort into objective, scientific, and environmentally conscious analysis of waste-to-energy technology and its current applications in India.

Plastics leakage to the ocean and, more broadly, the environment has become a pressing issue for many developing countries.

India’s petrochemical industry is adding to the burgeoning problem of plastic pollution in the country. But instead of dissuading, the Centre is encouraging it, a new report by Delhi-based think-tank, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has said. The production of polymers (plastic) by the petrochemicals industry is on the rise, as is consumption, according to The Plastic Life-Cycle.

Affidavit filed by the Union Territory of Lakshadweep regarding compliance of municipal solid waste management rules, 2016.

Solid waste generation in Lakshadweep islands is 18 tonnes per day (TPD). Around 12 TPD non-biodegradable wastes and 6 TPD biodegradable wastes, especially kitchen wastes.

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