The U.S. and world are at a turning point, as COVID-19 cases continue to increase and some governments have offered nonsensical and dangerous responses to the pandemic (e.g., reopening businesses too soon, politicizing public health measures like wearing a mask).

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Food Industry Asia (FIA) released a regional survey of consumers and food and beverage businesses across South-East Asia that shows a significant disconnect between expectation and action on reducing plastic waste.

Status report of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board in compliance of National Green Tribunal order of January 21, 2020. The matter related to pollution in Malegaon by industries involved in plastic lumps (gitti), plastic granules, plastic recycling, yarn dyeing, power loom and others.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dhruba Das Gupta & Others Vs Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 05/06/2020 regarding encroachment of the East Kolkata Wetlands and operation of illegal industries within the area without the necessary statutory clearances.

This report focuses on the actions and responsibilities of four of the world’s biggest plastic polluters: CocaCola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever. These companies continue to sell billions of products in single-use bottles, sachets and packets in developing countries.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mohammad Yusuf Abdullah Shaikh & Others Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 21/01/2020 regarding air pollution on account of melting of plastic in the process of manufacturing gitti (recycled plastic granules) for use of plastic pipes at Malegaon in the State of Maharashtra.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Impact of Plastic Waste on Environment, 22/11/2019.

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.